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Camden Passage

This North London thoroughfare has been a central location for antiques shops and centres since the 1950s.

Today it is home to traders in areas as diverse as jewellery to Japanese prints.

Visit the Camden Passage website for more information.


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Trading places: London's top hotspots for buying art and antiques

19 June 2019

For close to three centuries buyers of art and antiques have been spoilt for choice in London. A city synonymous with archives, galleries, museums, conservators and curators, it continues to support long-standing streets of antiques dealers, centres and a plethora of regular fairs and markets. As this guide to the hotspots suggests, most of them are complementary rather than in competition, and all budgets are catered for.

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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

26 September 2018

Asian art dealer Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in Islington to close.

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From Portobello to Covent Garden – London antiques markets set out their stalls

24 May 2018

Buyers of art and antiques are spoilt for choice in London. It’s a city with long-standing streets of antiques dealers and a plethora of fairs and markets, despite the challenges posed by rising rents and rates. Most are complementary rather than in competition with each other. Roland Arkell and Kate Quill report

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Obituary: David Newell-Smith (1937-2017)

03 July 2017

David Newell-Smith, who together with wife Sonya ran the Tadema Gallery in Camden Passage, died on June 11.

ATG Quote of the Week

They said what?! The week (5-12 Dec) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 December 2016

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from ivory inlays to a tsunami.

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Camden Passage antiques trade battle ‘tsunami’ of water that caused millions of pounds of damage

08 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington are attempting to clear up debris and dry their shops and wares after a “tsunami” of water forced galleries to shut this week following a burst water main in the area.

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Islington antiques trade hit by major flooding caused by burst water main

07 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington, north London have been forced out of their galleries by severe flooding following a burst water main in the area.

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Pimlico dealers protest against redevelopment

27 January 2016

ATG readers are being encouraged to join the campaign to prevent a key part of London’s Pimlico Road from redevelopment.

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Plaque found after appeal

19 June 2012

A medieval Nottingham alabaster plaque prised away from a London church has been recovered after the appeal in ATG.

Late-night shopping in Camden Passage

10 November 2008

DESPITE all the recent bad news about The Mall antiques centre, the dealers in Camden Passage, are holding a late-night shopping evening on Saturday November 29.

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Dealers evicted as The Mall closes its doors

13 October 2008

THE campaign to save The Mall in Camden Passage appears to be facing defeat, with the landlords of the North London antiques centre having evicted all the remaining dealers. The iconic Grade II listed building at the head of the famous antiques thoroughfare, which formerly housed over 30 dealers, now lies empty with the shutters down.

Council tell Mall owners to withdraw notice to quit

26 August 2008

ISLINGTON Council has called on the owners of The Mall in Camden Passage to withdraw a new notice to quit issued to dealers at the North London antiques centre.

Mall owners appeal over redevelopment

09 June 2008

THE owners of The Mall in Camden Passage have appealed against the council’s decision to reject their proposals to redevelop the North London antiques centre.

The Mall is ‘jewel in the crown’ says council leader

12 May 2008

The leader of Islington Council has reaffirmed his commitment to supporting the dealers in The Mall in Camden Passage. This follows the decision by the planning committee to reject the landlord’s proposals to redevelop the antiques centre in the North London thoroughfare.

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Mall dealers triumph over developers

06 May 2008

DEALERS and supporters of the antiques trade in Camden Passage are celebrating after Islington Council threw out the proposals to redevelop The Mall.

Dealers bring in lawyers over eviction after bid to alter Mall

18 February 2008

DEALERS facing eviction from The Mall in Camden Passage are taking legal advice after the landlords submitted an application to the council to alter the interior of the building.

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Islington Council call on Mall owners to let antique dealers stay

14 January 2008

Mall dealers ‘have nowhere to go’ if forced to leave

No special deal to save Camden Passage antiques

26 November 2007

Islington Council say they have no powers to keep out clone stores

Strong seasonal trade at Camden Passage

13 February 2007

THERE’S post-festive joy in Camden Passage, as Mike Weedon, spokesman for the Camden Passage Association, reports that many of the dealers who’ve been trading there for 30 years had their best Christmas on record.

Rent hikes force Camden Passage dealers out

11 December 2006

THE Christmas lights are now on in Camden Passage, but for some dealers this will be their last festive period in the London antiques thoroughfare.