Antiques in Kent
Visit any Kentish town and you are likely to spot at least one cosy little shop selling antiques. If you take the time to pop inside, you’ll discover a world of nostalgia, mystery, and beauty. The antiques – anything from the well known such as Clarice Cliff ceramics and Tunbridge Ware boxes to the one-off ticking timepieces and gorgeous knick knacks – have a uniqueness to them that keeps the hunters coming back for more. It’s not necessarily about finding something that’s worth a fortune; it’s more about finding something that tells a story. For those who are willing to listen, those stories can make all the difference.
These items from the past are more popular now than ever, and Kent is a treasure trove of antiques. Our listing below is just the tip of the antique-hunting iceberg.
Michael Fitch Antiques
Specialists in Victorian, Edwardian, and Georgian furniture.
99 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3BY
www.michaelfitchantiques.co.uk / 01303 249600
Bagham Barn Antiques
One of the largest collections of antiques in the South East, situated in a restored 17th-century barn.
Canterbury Road, Chilham, Canterbury CT4 8DU
www.baghambarn.co.uk / 01227 732522
Otford Antiques and Collectors Centre
This one building houses over 25 different antiques dealers selling everything from furniture to vintage clothing.
26-28 High Street, Otford TN14 5PQ
www.otfordantiques.co.uk / 01959 522025
Chart Sutton Antiques Centre
Vintage and retro items, as well as antiques from a variety of sellers.
Pleasant View Garden Centre, Plough Wents Road, Chart Sutton ME17 3SA
www.chartsuttonantiques.co.uk / 01622 844815
Family-run business that buys, sells, and part exchanges antiques for home or business use.
The Old Bakery, London Road, Addington, West Malling ME19 5PL
www.adpineantiques.co.uk / 01732 842239
Specialists in antique and painted furniture, especially shabby chic.
4b London Road, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1DQ
www.markmaynard.co.uk / 01892 617000
Tenterden Antiques and Silver Vaults
Usable and working antiques, gold and silver jewellery, and a jukebox for hire!
66 High Street, Tenterden TN30 6AU
W. Warner Antiques
Over 50 years’ experience, and specialists in 18th- and 19th-century porcelain, pottery, and glass.
The Green, High Street, Brasted TN16 1JL
www.warnerantiques.com / 01959 563698
Where Memories Meet
Antiques shop that also serves up a lovely afternoon tea.
188 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury ME18 5NS
www.wherememoriesmeet.com / 01622 299017
Small shop packed full of gorgeous items from the 1930s to the 1980s.
The Old Ice Works, Bath Place, Margate CT9 2BN
www.junkdeluxe.co.uk / 07963 892041
With expert advice on hand to help, Bourne Antiques also offers house clearance services.
9 Bourne Road, Bromley BR2 9PB
www.bourneantiques.co.uk / 020 3330 2166
This antiques centre is aptly housed in an old railway goods shed, and is a lovely place to browse and buy.
The Olds Goods Shed, Station Road, Appledore TN26 2DF
www.stationantiques.co.uk / 01233 758049
Antiques @ Number 19
Antiques expert with an additional pawnbroker’s service and customer parking.
19 High Street, Cranbrook TN17 3EE
www.antiquesatnumber19.com / 01580 713243
Located in a beautiful listed building near Rochester Castle, there are thousands of intriguing items in stock.
93 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LZ
www.fieldstaffantiques.com / 01634 846144
Christopher Buck Antiques
Experts with over 30 years of experience in the antiques trade. Specialists in Georgian furniture.
56-60 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone CT20 3AP
www.christopherbuck.co.uk / 01303 221229
Eve’s Fine Diamonds and Antiques
Buyers and sellers of fine antique gold and jewellery.
21 High Street, Cranbrook TN17 3EE
Full House Emporium
This family-run business is ideal for browsing – and buying – the most beautiful and unique items, collectibles, and curios.
24 Park Street, Deal CT14 6AG
www.antiquecollectableskent.co.uk / 07976 933329
Castle Antiques Centre
Westerham was once the centre of all things antique, and the Castle Antiques Centre is still flying the flag for the town, with eight antiques dealers sharing the space. Open seven days a week.
1 London Road, Westerham TN16 1BB
Down Lane Hall Antiques
Restoration experts who enjoy selling period furniture and collectables.
Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9SA
www.downlandhall.co.uk / 01892 522440
Specialist restorers of clocks and furniture, but also sells all kinds of fabulous antiques.
159 Wigmore Road, Gillingham ME8 0TJ
www.cathedralantiques-gillingham.co.uk / 01634 561563
Lennox Cato Antiques
Lennox Cato has an eye for design, and everything sold in his shop (and in his related business, the Edenbridge Galleries) is delightful and beautiful.
1 The Square, Church Street, Edenbridge TN8 5BD
www.lennoxcato.com / 01732 865988