The highly-popular Antiques Anonymous street market returns to the capital this weekend on Church Street, Marylebone, from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 22, with thousands expected to visit.
The collaborative event is a community of regular dealers from Church Street and Alfies Antique Market, as well as a host of vintage and antique traders from the UK and abroad. This year’s edition promises a bustling mixture of over 100 antique, vintage and craft stalls, along with artisan food, music and entertainment.
Located between Edgware Road and Lisson Grove, Church Street is a vibrant London neighbourhood with a local market, and is home to some of the largest collections of high-end antiques and one-of-a-kind objects, art and design in Europe.
The area is host to more than 20 decorative antique shops and an antique market, as well as other businesses, including charity initiative and Church Street newcomers Second Shot Coffee, who will be offering coffee and refreshments on the day.
Alfies Antique Market will open its doors as usual, with over 70 specialist dealers and the Roof Top Kitchen and terrace.
Also joining the market will be a host of renowned traders from across Europe, including Antiques Anonymous regulars Samaya Ling vintage clothing and jewellery, Diagonal Furniture – who specialise in 20th-century interiors – and vintage lifestyle and upholstery boutique Opificium.
Antiques Anonymous is funded by the Church Street regeneration programme. The programme is working hard to make the area a better place to live and work. Funding events like this is just one way that they are doing so. As well as progressing plans to build around 1,750 homes, they also fund community initiatives to improve people’s health, wellbeing and environment; they support local arts projects and employment coaches help people get in to jobs they love.
Councillor Robert Rigby, Westminster City Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration, said, “This annual event is hosted by Alfie’s Antiques and antiques dealers of Church Street, who contribute to the area’s unique identity. We are supporting it because it is delivering exactly what we are working with the community to achieve in the area – vibrancy, a boost to the local economy, and opportunities for local people.”