Where to Antique Hunt in the UK with The Edition 94’s India Whalley

Where to Antique Hunt in the UK with The Edition 94’s India Whalley

by gallerist and curator India Whalley, homeware and
interiors store The Edition 94 is a one-stop-shop for
glint-eyed buyers. Shoppers can bag everything from marbled
lampshades and opalescent vases to raffia and linens, scalloped
ceramics and murano glassware.

Keen to fill your retrofied home full of dreamy pastel hues and
60s knick-knacks? India Whalley shares her top tips for antique
hunting in the UK – and where to seek out a bargain.

India Whalley’s Top Tips for Antique Hunting:

1. Trust your gut. There is nothing worse than dreaming about
the finds you left behind.

2. Use the pieces you buy. In doing so, you are only adding to
their historical and emotional value.

3. Just one piece of antique or
furniture can transform a whole room. It can be a slow
process finding the right mixture of pieces from different eras –
be patient and don’t be disappointed if you don’t find something on
every treasure hunt.

Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair is the
largest antiques fair in Southern England with around 1,700 indoor
and outdoor stalls. Wade your way through an amazing variety of
sellers and items on a mid-week escape from London.
When you’re through, refer to Whalley’s extended list of antique
hideouts worth exploring…

Antique Fairs and Shops to Explore Beyond London


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Admittedly Somerset is a bit of a schlep if you are based in
London. Still, with plenty of antique-crammed coves to explore you
can justify the drive – and even spend the weekend.

1. The Somerset Shop

2. The Reclaimers

3. Frome Reclamation

4. Shepton Mallet Antiques & Collectors Fair


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For antique hunters who would categorise their foraging as “low
key”, Lewes is the perfect spot. With everything close together,
it’s easy to explore by foot – no jumping in and out of the car en
route to your next haul.

1. Cliffe Antiques Centre

2. Emporium Antiques Centre

3. Pastorale Antiques

4. Lewes Flea Market

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