Below is a list of the top and leading Second Hand Stores in London. To help you find the best Second Hand Stores located near you in London, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
London’s Best Second Hand Stores:
The top rated Second Hand Stores in London are:
- Vintique London – keeps business simple and costs low to provide you with the best possible prices
- Skoob Books – has been in the Bloomsbury area since 1978
- Second Time Around – is a family-run business in London selling used items
- Cenci Vintage Clothing & Accessories – is the Vintage clothing and accessories expert in London
- Camden Cycles – makes every effort possible to ensure that all their bikes are legally obtained
Vintique London keeps business simple and costs low to provide you with the best possible prices. At Vintique London you will discover mid-century, retro, industrial, vintage, and design furniture and decorative items. They regularly source new stock and their ever-changing inventory reflects this. They do up-cycle some items in need of some re-love however most of their items are sold in their original state.
They re-think the functionality of the old and un-wanted refresh and renew. They occasionally buy items from individuals however they will only buy at trade prices. What started out as a hobby collecting iconic vintage and retro pieces soon turned into launching a business in 2012. Since then they haven’t looked back.
Accessories, Desks & Dressing Tables, Drawers & Bedside Tables, Sideboards & Record Cabinets, Star Buys, Sofas & Armchairs, Storage, Tables & Dining Chairs
“So many beautiful furniture! I wish I known about this shop a bit earlier when we just moved and was buying all furniture. Definitely coming back.” – Aura Z.
Skoob Books has been in the Bloomsbury area since 1978 and in their permanent shop next to the back of Waitrose since 2007. Skoob Books aims to keep this tradition going. For more than forty years they have been buying and sorting top-quality secondhand books in academic fields and offering them in their Bloomsbury shop, as well as in outposts of the empire, and, latterly, online. Founded by ex-employees of the closing-down Poole’s, of Charing Cross Road, the first Skoob was a stall in Long Acre, followed by a shop in Bury Place near the British Museum, now the home of the excellent LRB bookshop.
Dozens of students, academics, and office workers made the Sicilian Avenue manifestations of Skoob (two adjacent stores) their regular first port-of-call for out of print books, but rising rents and a decline in footfall led to the move to Unit 10 in the Brunswick in 2000-2005.
Hire Books, Buying Books, Online Shop
“The best secondhand bookstore I’ve ever been too! Due to COVID, the actual bookstore is closed, but they have a pop up in Brunswick square opposite the Starbucks. Super affordable on a student budget.” – Sara A.
Second Time Around is a family-run business in London selling used items. Most of their stock is acquired from house clearances and estate sales in support of their belief that timeless furniture should be used and enjoyed again and again. They sell only those items they believe are of excellent quality and can be used for a long period of time. At Second Time Around, they have almost 40 years of experience buying and selling furniture throughout London.
From washing machines and ovens to oak wood dining tables and bookshelves, they offer a wide variety of quality goods. Check back often as their inventory is refreshed often. In addition to selling quality pre-owned goods, they also offer home and office clearance services. All of their clearance work is fully insured and guaranteed. Their skilled team can help you remove, recycle, or dispose of unwanted items including appliances and furniture.
Home & Office CLearing, Good For Sale, Recycling
Address: 110 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NY
Phone: 20 8469 0848
“An absolute gem of a shop!” – Becki S.
Cenci Vintage Clothing & Accessories is the Vintage clothing and accessories expert in London. They have originals of every shape and form from all periods; Thirties, Forties, Fifties, and Sixties. They also have secondhand Seventies clothing. Come to them to find the coolest used Eighties, Nineties, and contemporary Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Clothing and accessories; scarves, ties, bags, purses, gloves, hats, jewelry, and fantastic original gifts.
The coerce to create, invent, design, and produce the original is enormous. They take these fabulous originals, then combine and group them together in their own way. They have thousands of items and will be more than happy to assist you in finding what you need.
Vintage Clothing, Accessories
“The greatest vintage shop in London. In fact, calling it a shop is an understatement, Cenci is the greatest archive of beautifully made historic clothing and you can buy it all.” – Edward H.
Camden Cycles makes every effort possible to ensure that all their bikes are legally obtained. They try their best to check their bicycles with authorities and with their stolen bicycle database. They get most of the Used bicycles in Camden from Police Auctions, Council Auctions, Bicycle Company Auctions, and recycling units. All bicycles at Camden Cycles are fully serviced and test rode before the sale. When they service their bicycles they thoroughly inspect and check every single part.
They make sure that plenty of life is left and change any defective parts with the same or even with a higher standard. They try to keep bicycles for every age group and for every type possible. In their showroom at Eversholt Street has the capacity to display more than 100 bikes. They are specialized their self in vintage classic and hybrids. They also sell vintage quality parts and frames.
Used Bicycles, Repair, Services, Product Offers
“I bought a beautiful 2nd hand bicycle here two years ago, Ali helped me choosing them and fitted the perfect pair for me! He was nice and patience and I’m very pleased with them. Even 2 years after when I needed a quick repair, he helped me kindly and quickly! Thank you guys! Best place to get new or used bikes in London!” – Roni L.