Faversham is fast becoming one of the best towns in the south east for enjoying antiques and vintage shopping. Bursting with history and packed with charming, characterful buildings – from medieval Abbey Street to the Tudorbethan Royal Cinema and all the eras between – Faversham is the perfect setting for shopping for items from the past.
The monthly antiques market is now well established, taking place in the Market Place and Court Street on the first Sunday of the month (except September when it makes way for the Hop Festival).
Most antiques markets are located in showgrounds, warehouses or car parks – so Faversham Antiques Market’s location in such an enchanting, historical town centre is very special indeed. This must be why so many traders flock to trade here ensuring the market is packed with a fabulous range of stalls every month.
Whatever your interest, whether it’s vintage clothing and accessories; kitchenalia; antique furniture; paints and prints; mid-century modern; French brocante; vintage tools or ceramics and collectibles – there’s something for everybody’s tastes.
Faversham is also home to a terrific selection of antiques and vintage shops. In the town centre, by Morrison’s car park, you’ll find Upstairs Downstairs Antiques & Collectibles with two floors packed with vintage ceramics, glassware, jewellery, household items, clothing, toys and records. It also has a very popular tea room where you can enjoy a home-baked lunch or afternoon tea. Barrows Antiques is just up the road in West Street which specialises in continental decorative antiques.
Standard Quay, located at the bottom Abbey Street, is packed full of antiques and vintage outlets and only a short walk from the town centre. This charming, creekside attraction is home to a great number of antiques traders located in the Quay’s beautiful selection of medieval and Victorian buildings. These include:
Standard Quay is also a great spot to stop for a bite to eat and drink and to enjoy a stroll through the boatyard.
On the outskirts of Faversham on the A2 towards Sittingbourne you’ll also find Wildwinds Antiques Emporium – a collection of over 30 independent traders.
Everyone enjoys a spot of antiques shopping and with its Antiques Market and terrific selection of antiques shops, Faversham is the perfect place to visit.