Kempton antiques market

When we heard Laura Bailey and then India Knight raving about this antiques market in Sunbury near Twickenham, we had to check it out ourselves. Held twice a month, we went this Tuesday and wow, it really is a find. For a start, it’s huge with over 700 stalls, some of them (particularly the jewellery) inside, but the better stalls by far are outside. A sort of French brocante crossed with a countryside flea market, it has sellers specialising in practically anything you could wish for. French linen? We spotted at at least 3 stalls with a fabulous and not too expensive selection. Outdoor furniture, including vintage plant holders? You got it. A selection of religious statuary? Vintage star mirrors, rocking horses and taxidermy? All here. We got there just before 8am but apparently you have to be an early bird and get there at around 6.30am to get the really good stuff. Be warned, though, it’s hard to come away empty handed!

Sunbury (or Kempton) antiques market
Held twice a month on the first and last Tuesday of each month.
Kempton Racecourse, Staines Road, East Sunbury (Parking is free), TW16 5AQ
— Francesca
14th July 2011