For anyone with an eye for antiques, Kensington is the place to be. This area of London is home to a vast amount of auction houses where you can scope out some great deals and longed for treasures from the worlds of antiques and artworks.
Kensington Church Street is known as London’s leading street for antique shopping and is where most of the leading names are located, so head here and spend the day shopping. The road has no fewer than 13 antique shops within a three mile radius, meaning you’re almost certain to find something that you want to take home with you.
There are also a number of great pubs and restaurants located on this street. With an abundance of gorgeous flowers planted up and down the area, it’s a lovely place to take a stroll on a pleasant day.
The Park Grand London Kensington is within walking distance of many auction houses. To help get you started, read on for our guide to the best auctions in London dealing in treasures such as antiques and artwork.
Reindeer Antiques :-
This shop was founded over 35 years ago in Northampton shire but has since relocated to London. It is now hailed as a specialist in antique furniture, with a particular focus on Georgian style pieces. The store is owned by Peter Alexander, whose passion for antique furniture continues to enhance this store’s reputation.
After browsing and hopefully purchasing some gorgeous pieces, retreat back to your hotel in Kensington and raise a toast to your new purchase in our cosy bar.
Patrick Sandberg Antiques :-
Here you will find an enormous collection of both 18th century Georgian and early 19th century Regency period English antique furniture. Browse through a full range of mahogany, rosewood and satinwood furniture that includes dining tables, library tables, chests of drawers and linen presses, to name a few.
The Merchant store houses a gorgeous collection of Oriental art, arms and armour, paintings and continental porcelain. Founded in 1925, this auction house has an esteemed reputation and place an emphasis on the rarity, quality and provenance of the items that they display. They can also provide a number of services including valuations, advice and commission bidding at auctions around the world and buying and selling private collections.
After a day spent admiring their exquisite pieces, head back to your luxurious room at the Park Grand London Kensington to unwind and rest your tired soles.
This family-run gem was established over 80 years ago, with a focus on quality silverware and objects. They have a wide range of items ranging from decorative arts to Irish and Oriental silver.
Peter Lipitch Ltd. :-
This shop is located on Fulham Road, but it’s worth the short walk from the rest of the shops on Kensington Church Street if you are looking to find some great antique furniture pieces. They have a great selection of lighting, cabinet and mirrors so you will be sure to find something to take home here.