Whether you are on the hunt for a car boot sale bargain, or just looking to sell your unwanted items, I know the feeling: there is nothing more satisfying than coming away with things you’ve always wanted to buy but never found elsewhere – or, perhaps, never at the right price. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
If you are into vintage furniture, music, clothing or anything second hand really, here are few recommendation for you…
1) Chiswick’s Southfield Primary School Car Boot
There are lots of bargains in this small, but a friendly sale in West London.
Entry fee: 50p (or £1 before 8.30am). If you want to pitch, it’s £10 for small vans, £8 for cars, and £5 for walk-in sellers. It’s run on the last Sunday of every month from February to November from 8.30am until 12.30 pm.
2) Battersea Car boot Sale
This is one of my favourite car boot sales in London and is located in Battersea.
You may spot some branded high-quality items such as Gucci bags, Prada shoes… You name it.
It promises ‘quality goods and a Portobello-like atmosphere’. It runs every Sunday 1.30pm – 5pm. If you want to pitch dealers entry from 11.30am or 12 pm. Pitches starts from £20 up t £35
3) Princess May Car Boot Sale
This car boot sale is situated in North London and is open every Saturdays and Sundays of every month, including bank holidays. Very hip: Stoke Newington and Dalston crowd style. Same applies for its vintage clothing and valuables or furniture.
Entry fee 50p (£3 before 9am) Open 9am-3pm Sat; 9am-2pm Sun. If you want to pitch, price start from £10
4) Wimbledon Car Boot Sale
Open three days a week this stadium is filled with stalls selling a wide range of items from clothing to silverware and jewellery at a bargain price.
Entry fee £2 (first hour of the sale), 50p thereafter. Open 10.30am-2pm Weds; 6.30am-1.30pm Sat; 7am-1.30pm Sun (except Easter, Christmas and New Year – please check availability during these times)
Wimbledon Stadium, Plough Lane, London, SW17 0BL
5) Capital Carboot Sale
One of the best London’s bargain, this Pimlico boot sale is open every Sunday inside and out at Pimlico Academy, selling furniture, kitchenware, bikes, books, clothes and all the other random, but awesome, things you usually find at a car boot. Ranging from classic furniture, clothing and collectables to odds and ends brought along by people clearing out their cupboards, the mix is enjoyable to sift through.
Entry fee is £1, unless you want to get first dibs, then you can get early bird entry for £5. (http://www.capitalcarboot.com)
6) Holloway Car Boot Sale
Open 8am-4pm Sat; 10am-2.30pm Sun (except Christmas and New Year). Holloway Road, opposite Odeon Cinema, London, N7 6LJ
Entry fee: free
7) Hounslow West Car Boot Sale
Open 7am-5pm Sat; 7am-3pm Sun (except Christmas and New Year). http://braymarkets.com/
Entry fee: Hounslow West Station Car Park, Bath Road, London, TW3 3DH