UK's top 10 places for antique shopping revealed - Get your 'bobby dazzlers'

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The top 10 places for antique shopping have been revealed - see the list. Picture: Canva
The top 10 places for antique shopping have been revealed - see the list. Picture: Canva

If you enjoy going on a ‘Bargain Hunt’ here's where you should be heading as the best places for antique shopping in the UK have been revealed.

A study, conducted by selling site For-sale.co.uk, analysed five-star-rated antique shopping venues in the UK and calculated the number of shops in each area along with total Tripadvisor ratings to award each region a “Capital Score”.

Shoppers looking out for their own 'bobby dazzlers' found quirky, interesting items like antique clocks, military memorabilia, collectable China and vintage mirrors.

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UK’s top antique shopping locations

Lancashire Telegraph:
Lancashire Telegraph:

Greater London received a score of 14.4, making it the nation’s five-star antique shopping capital. It has the second-highest number of top-rated antique shops, with 13, which equates to a shop of more than 121 square kilometres.

Its highly rated shops have received 70 reviews, including 29 for Farringdon’s Jewellery, where shoppers said they had a “brilliant ring buying experience” and encountered “unexpected splendour”.

Responding to the study, a spokesperson for For-sale.co.uk said: “It is pleasant to see the areas that offer fantastic shopping experiences for antique lovers in the UK and tourists who visit the country to explore its shopping avenues.

“Antiques are still an excellent option for unique gifts for special occasions and an ideal way to source unusual items that become a talking point when entertaining visitors.”

Top 10 antique shopping areas

1. Greater London - 14.4

2. Cheshire - 13.1

3. Merseyside - 11.0

4. Somerset - 9.4

5. Kent - 9.2

6. North Yorkshire - 7.1

7. West Midlands - 7.0

8. West Sussex - 6.8

9. Devon - 5.3

10. Gloucestershire - 5.2

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