Antiques, vintage collectables and 20th Century design

By Patricia Fallon

Church Street Market hosts the famous Marylebone antiques district at the eastern end of Church Street with the vast majority of art and antiques outlets open from Tuesday to Saturday.

Thousands of visitors from across London and internationally are attracted to Church Street Market's antique dealers annually and Alfie’s is top of the list as an attraction.

Alfies Market was opened in 1976 and quickly became the UK's largest indoor antiques market. Its success led to a whole variety of antique shops being established in the Church Street area and today we have a reputation of high regard by antique/art collectors and dealers .

This contrast from one end of the market – antiques to fruit and veg is what makes Church Street Market unique and allows for a wide range of visitor

Photo:Alfie's C1970

Alfie's C1970

City of Westminster Archive Centre



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This page was added on 15/03/2010.
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There was a stretch of antique stalls outside Alfie’s Antique Market. On the other side was a string of second hand furniture stores-the most famous of what was the ‘Old Texan’. The ‘Old Texan’ was a Texan, a real character who owned three shops (3-4 storeys high) crammed full of minutae eg.teapot lids, teaspoons etcetc. It was an internationally famous place”.

By Gemma Bruce-Roberts
On 29/04/2010

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