You’ll find some of the best antique shops in London, here in Belgravia, so if the past is your passion or you’re looking to inform your present with a bit of history then head to this charming neighbourhood for a real antique treat.
The last word in arts and culture, Belgravia has earned itself the reputation of being one of the most premium neighbourhoods in London. The numerous galleries, interior design and furniture showrooms seem to sing – tempting you in to discover more about the craftspeople who are responsible for the incredible items they have created and what has inspired them along the way. When it comes to antiques, you’ll find specialists who have spent their life honing their expertise, so whether you’re looking for inspiration or have had your eye on that special piece for a while, it’s all here, waiting to be discovered.
If you’re looking for exceptional furniture, sculpture and works of art, then head to Anthony Outred on Pimlico Road. Established for nearly half a century, Anthony is on the council of the British Antiques Dealers Association and is past chairman of furniture vetting at the Olympia Antiques Fair. He has curated a collection of pieces that reflect the high level of creative skill, historical importance and beauty and his shop has become a meeting point for antique lovers, international architects and interior designers alike.
Hilary Batstone Antiques on Bourne Street is a welcoming space, which has been a Belgravia institution for over two decades. With a curated collection of accessories, lighting, mirrors, seating and tables, this is the place to go if you’re searching for something truly special. With 18th century baroque chests, Lucite tables, large-scale simply mirrored frames, crystal chandeliers and so much more, the space is as inspirational as it is inviting.
If crystals and minerals are your passion, then head to Dale Rogers who has been sourcing and supplying leading interior and superyacht designers with some of the earth’s most breath-taking examples of natural history that have formed over millions of years. Moving to Pimlico Road, ten years ago he has built up an enviable reputation and counts influential architects and art collectors as some of his most regular clients.
Christopher Howe has been sourcing antiques from around the world for more than 30 years and in that time has developed a deep understanding and appreciation for the design and craftsmanship that these pieces hold. This inspired him to create a diverse and acclaimed collection of new Made by HOWE furniture and lighting. Each new design is hand crafted in Britain, working alongside highly skilled and experienced craftspeople. Giving customers the opportunity to commission pieces that suit their lifestyle and interior, the beauty is in the name – each piece is made to order, which means they can adorn anywhere from a one bedroom apartment to a stately home.
For irresistible lighting, fireplaces and furniture, head to Jamb. Will Fisher is an antique dealer who has always been inspired by English country houses and it is this that runs through his design ethos. Here, you’ll find fine examples of English and Irish country house furniture as well as a captivating lighting collection, which is inspired by history and amended using Will’s own designers. The globe lantern has become the signature shape of Jamb lighting, but they also have over thirty designs inspired by antique originals.
Tarquin Bilgen on Ebury Street, is a treat for anyone who loves fine furniture. For the past ten years, he has dealt in English and continental furniture, specialising in decorative stock from the 18th to 20th century pieces. Tarquin is on hand to advise on all aspects of buying fine antiques and has regularly exhibited at international antique fairs.