Self-catering apartments in London for antique hunting in London and the Home Counties
Visiting London for a holiday or short break and require a self-catering apartment? Do you like the idea of a spot of antique hunting whilst you're here?
Your taste may range from Chinese ceramics to diamond jewellery, from plastic handbags to Dinky toys, lead soldiers to animated lantern slides or vintage clothing. Your pocket may allow you to shop at Olympia or prestigious LAPADA events at the Dorchester – alternatively you may be of more modest means and prefer the many markets and fairs that are available every week.
Collector or dealer – London has many outlets for you to look at and thousands of pieces of stock – there is nowhere better to shop and of course you can combine this with trips out to Fairs or towns in the Home Counties. Continued below apartments....
Self-catering in West London in Brentford, near Twickenham and Kew Gardens
The Bush Houseboat, moored beside Kew Gardens in west London is perfect self-catering holiday accommodation for anyone visiting London for a short or longer break.
The 3 bedroom newly refurbished houseboat can sleep 4 adults and a child. It's in an ideal location to take advantage of the peaceful river setting yet in the very heart of the capital.
Telephone 020 8 892 7241 for bookings and availability or click on the photograph for additional information.
Self-catering accommodation for antique hunting in London
If you would like to see London at its best then make an early morning start and head for Bermondsey. Take in the wonderful riverside views and smell the freshness in the air – search the many stalls and then stop for an early breakfast before beginning again. Portobello Market is rather more leisurely but the myriad of specialist stalls is well worth the effort of fighting through the crowds and delving into the little booths and malls. Here you really do have the best of London antiques shopping.
|Other markets at Covent Garden, Camden Passage and the Mall at Islington, Camden Lock or Brick Lane are also fun to explore.
Of course each suburb has its own local shops – the famous Cinema in Chiswick and a great range in Kensington Church Street. Markets and Centres also can be found in Oxford Street – the famous Grays and Gray’s Mews and then Alfies or Northcote Road. You can literally spend all week out and about and never see a tourist sight.
You may also wish to visit the large Wembley Bank Holiday Fairs but also visit many of the other venues like Ally Pally, Horticultural Halls, Chiswick Deco Fair etc. If you wish to explore the countryside and pack in a little buying as well then fit your vacation around Newark or Ardingly – a great experience.
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