Bermondsey Market

Bermondsey Market in London dates back to 1950 when the old Caledonian Market  in Islington moved south of the river after the site was scheduled for redevelopment. 

The current market in Bermondsey Square stands on one of the oldest parts of Southwark and takes place every Friday morning. Traders offer a range of antiques including silver, furniture, jewellery, decorative antiques, paintings, maps, fashion items and china.


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Organiser hands over the Bermondsey market reins

05 August 2019

It’s with a rather heavy heart that Mike Collins, director of specialist market operator Sherman & Waterman, has announced that he is giving up running the Friday antiques market at Bermondsey.

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Trading places: London's top hotspots for buying art and antiques

19 June 2019

For close to three centuries buyers of art and antiques have been spoilt for choice in London. A city synonymous with archives, galleries, museums, conservators and curators, it continues to support long-standing streets of antiques dealers, centres and a plethora of regular fairs and markets. As this guide to the hotspots suggests, most of them are complementary rather than in competition, and all budgets are catered for.

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From Portobello to Covent Garden – London antiques markets set out their stalls

24 May 2018

Buyers of art and antiques are spoilt for choice in London. It’s a city with long-standing streets of antiques dealers and a plethora of fairs and markets, despite the challenges posed by rising rents and rates. Most are complementary rather than in competition with each other. Roland Arkell and Kate Quill report

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Bermondsey plans its first night antiques market

11 July 2013

Mike Collins is to build on his success running Bermondsey Antiques Market by trialling a night antiques market during the summer.

Specialist organisers to run Bermondsey Market

05 February 2013

After more than 60 years of being operated by Southwark Council, Bermondsey Antiques Market has received a shot in the arm with the news that the famous Friday market in Bermondsey Square will be run by specialist antiques market operators Sherman & Waterman.

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Does Bermondsey need a relaunch?

30 November 2009

DEALERS in South London have cautiously welcomed Southwark Council’s proposal to relaunch Bermondsey Market, but remain sceptical as to whether funds will be made available to make a significant difference.

Reduced prices for stalls at Bermondsey

09 November 2009

IN a bid to boost pre-Christmas trade at Friday's Bermondsey Antiques Market, Southwark Council have waived the usual stand charge of £30 and only the £10 stall rental charge for a 9 x 3ft stall will apply. This offer applies for November 20 only.

Cheaper stalls at Bermondsey to attract dealers

06 November 2008

Stall and hire rates have been cut in a move to attract more dealers to London’s Friday Bermondsey Market, now back in Bermondsey Square.

Bermondsey Market back on the square soon

27 May 2008

Bermondsey Antiques Market is about to move back outside after four years, during which time Bermondsey Square has been redeveloped.

Bermondsey development underway

28 September 2005

HOARDINGS will shortly go up at London’s largest antiques market as Southwark Council announced that construction work for redeveloping Bermondsey market will begin before the end of the year.

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Bermondsey gears up for its revamp

13 April 2005

THE famous Bermondsey Square Antiques Market has traded in the square since 1948. This August, Southwark Council and developers Urban Catalyst will start work on the 18-month redevelopment of the square, during which it will be business as usual for the Friday antiques market. Or as near as possible given the immense upheaval for the traders.

Bermondsey downsizes ‘to look busier’

10 March 2003

Bermondsey Market, a London institution since the 1950s, is to change its current format, downsizing from three to two separate trading areas next month. The move, part of a Southwark Council bid to revitalise the area, is in part a reaction to the decline in the size of the market.

More protests over plans to regenerate Bermondsey

18 December 2001

DEALERS stalling at Bermondsey Market have voiced further opposition to plans to redevelop the site as part of a £19m urban regeneration project.

Developers put Bermondsey plan before council for approval

17 October 2001

THE long-awaited – and often controversial – scheme to redevelop Bermondsey Square is due to take a major step forward. Architects Arup Associates, who won the competition to design the new-look site, were due to submit their plans to Southwark Council for approval.

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