New London Antiques Market with 130 traders launched by Portobello boss


If you’ve ever wanted to brighten up your interiors or wrap up a dazzling bobby, then a new antique and vintage collector’s lounge might be the place for you.

The Wembley Park Antiques Market, which brings together 130 merchants from the UK and Europe, is the brainchild of Jonathan Nixon, one of the managers of the iconic Portobello Road Market in West London.

“I had the idea about three and a half years ago, but with Covid things were put on hold slightly so that we could execute what we wanted to do,” says Nixon, who saw a gap in the market. for a large antique fair in London.

“It was a natural evolution of what Portobello is. We wanted the capital to be able to buy good antiques without leaving London. It features the best dealers from across the UK and beyond.

Wembley Park Antique Market

/ Chris Winter / Wembley Park

The team chose Wembley Park because it was a good central point unaffected by the ULEZ congestion charge.

“It’s an iconic space with its major redevelopment,” adds Nixon. “London is a hub for everything, but we saw a great opportunity to incorporate something that we felt the capital was missing. “

The Wembley Antiques Market is held once a month in a pink car park and offers jewelry, furniture, decorative art and garden items. It’s also popular with prop buyers and set designers, according to Nixon.

Wembley Park Antique Market

/ Chris Winter / Wembley Park

“It will take your breath away,” he adds. “You wouldn’t believe that an event like this takes place in the capital. It’s a one stop shop for traders and buyers with everything from entry level to high end antiques. You can buy anything from £ 5 to £ 5,000.

The event offers free entry with on-site parking available from £ 1 per hour. Traders can drive at a reasonable level with a van, truck, or high-sided vehicle to refuel.

Wembley Antiques Market takes place on the last Wednesday of each month, with the third and next event taking place on January 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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