If you’re an admirer of artefacts and items from a bygone age, then Kensington has a plethora of amazing antique stores for you to browse around to find a new piece for your collection back home.
Those staying with us at the Park Grand Kensington have a great selection of stores located just a short stroll away, so here are some of our all-time favourites where you’re sure to find a treasure to take away as a reminder of your visit to London.
Antiquarius Antiques Market
Kensington Church Street is world famous for its many art dealers and shops, and a great place to start is the Antiquarius Antiques Market.
This market-style shop houses several antique dealers under one roof, so regardless of if you have a taste of art deco ornaments or Victorian furniture, you’re certain to find something that piques your interest.
Once you’ve found your latest piece of antique treasure, head back to our hotel to enjoy another traditional experience with an Indian afternoon tea served on fine china and with an array of sweet treats as you admire your latest purchase.
Brain Rolleston Antiques
Again located on Kensington Church Street, you’ll be able to reach the Rolleston store from the Park Grand Kensington in just a few minutes on foot, so it’s easy to take anything you buy back to your hotel room.
Established in 1955, Rolleston offers a unique collection of tables, desks and works of art, so if you’re looking for a piece to adorn your home, then this store is definitely worth a visit during your stay in London.
Just a few shops away you’ll find Butchoff Antiques, home to an ornate collection of clocks, paintings, mirrors, furniture and sculptures.
Even if you’re not able to fit anything from this store into your luggage ready for the trip home, just browsing the exquisite collections of high-end antiques will transport you back into the past and give you a taste for the finer things in life.
To satisfy your appetite, head back to your hotel to enjoy an Indian afternoon tea served with beautiful plates and silverware as a great way to end your antique browsing afternoon.
The oldest antique shop on Kensington Church Street, Lev Antiques is a treasure trove of beautiful items from the past that is available for sale.
Featuring collections such as fine art, jewellery, curios, collectables and silver items, this store really does have something for every antique lover’s taste and budget, so you’re sure to find something that you’re going to want to take home with you!
You’ll also notice that the walls of the shop are covered in paintings from floor to ceiling thanks to the businesses restoration service, so a visit to Lev Antiques is almost like a trip to an art gallery and antique shop all rolled into one!