The average tourist is unaware of how import London is for antiques, but this not the case for collectors all over the world....
The paradise of antiques.
An aspect that isn't so well-known among tourists is the enormous circuit of markets in the city. Although it's not such a tourism attraction, both Londoners and foreign collectors are constantly drawn here. Spread over different spots, you can go to certain street markets which at least make up an enormous box of surprises. In the heart of Banglatown, near Brick Lane, Sunday mornings are packed with small stalls where you'll find clothes, books and documents or photo cameras, among many other things of which the origin of most is not known. After, heading towards the south to cross over London Bridge, you have Bermondsey Street, a unique market which is better to be at early, as everyone knows that its treasures go like hot cakes at first thing in the morning, bought by large and small collectors. Five stops on the underground towards the northeast and you have Bond Street Market, where many people come to buy antique jewellery and interesting old toys. Only for the most philanthropic, all types of historic objects, such as coins, books or furniture are exchanged in the area of Greenwich during the weekends until five o'clock in the afternoon. Here is where you really can take a piece of history.
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