What are the best antique shops in London?

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Joseph Reaney

Often the best places to find antiques in London are within the dedicated auction houses (such as Sotheby's) and the antique markets (like Camden Passage). If you're lucky, you'll also occasionally find an ancient gem tucked away in bric-a-brac or charity shop.

But if you want the increased security and broad selection of an antiques dealer, here are three suggestions for great places to go.

Gray's Antiques
Home to one of the largest and most varied collection of antiques on earth, this sprawling two-level building is home to over 200 antiques dealers. That makes it the best place in London to pick up collectables ranging from antique fashion and jewelry to time-honored furniture and objets d'art – and from any era ranging from the 1st century BC to the 20th century.

Pendulum of Mayfair
For clock lovers, there is nowhere better in Europe than Pendulum. This antique store specializes in historic hand-made pendulum clocks, from grandfathers to brackets, carriages to wall clocks, and its long-list of prestigious clients including the British Royal Family. So find time to pay them a visit while in London.

Guinevere Antiques
Specializing in decorative arts, this eye-catching store sells great works from almost every age, from 2,000-year-old Chinese Han Dynasty Figures to 20th century Art Deco French furnishings – and everything in between.

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