There's no more colourful way to shop in London than by sampling its many markets. London is home to a number of Antique markets to suit all tastes and styles of the rare artefact connoisseur. Whether you are looking for a particular item or just fancy some browsing, Portobello Road, Alfies Antique Market and Camden Markets offer one-off items to collectors that provide a sense of originality and retro style to owners.
Specialist antique stores such as Ronald Phillips and Mallett offer the world’s finest 18th and 19th century antique furniture that would fare well in any Antique collection, while Pendulum of Mayfair provide genuine antique clocks that are regularly featured on TV. For those that take food seriously, all corners of the capital boast their own farmers' markets, bringing locally grown produce to the table, while specialised markets like Columbia Road's famous flower market packs a Victorian cobbled street with bargain blooms every Sunday. As well as these more fashionable fairs, the capital has stubbornly retained many of its authentic 'Albert Square' style markets; selling no nonsense fruit and veg, bric a brac and cheap clothing.
Never polish or clean antiques with commercial cleaners, use a soft cloth and wipe carefully instead.