Antiques market applies for a licence in Chiswick High Rd

Images above: St Albans Antiques and Vintage Market

The organiser of the open air Antiques and Vintage market in St Albans has put in an application to run a similar market in Chiswick High Rd. Jennifer Titmuss, who has run the popular St Albans market for two years now, told The Chiswick Calendar she’s hoping to start in November or December in the same location as the Chiswick Flower Market, on the second Sunday of each month.

The St Albans market has 80 stalls at full capacity, selling all sorts of antique and vintage objects, including architectural salvage, furniture (upcycled and not), French Brocante, ‘collectables’ such as china dolls and World War II memorabilia, ‘ephemera’ – printed materials such as post cards – and ‘kitchenabilia’ – old kitchen stuff.

“It’s all along St Peter’s St in St Albans” Jennifer told me, in the heart of St Albans shopping area.

“There’s a fantastic atmosphere” she said “and the trade it brings to surrounding businesses is amazing”.


Images above: St Albans Antiques and Vintage Market

Jennifer lives in St Albans and worked for many years in the music business, organising tours and managing artists. Her first proper job was with Island Records in Chiswick, so she has always had a soft spot for the place. When she was thinking of where she could open her second market, her thoughts turned to Chiswick High Rd and when she Googled it, she saw were were about to launch Chiswick Flower Market on the first Sunday of the month.

She has applied to hold her market along a much larger area of Chiswick High Rd than the flower market, from the Police station at Linden Gardens as far along as the South Beach day spa at number 123 Chiswick High Rd. The pavement is broad all the way along. She thinks she could fit 60 stalls while Covid social distancing restrictions apply and as many as 80 after they cease to be required.

The market would run from 9.00am – 3.00pm on the second Sunday of the month throughout the year. She is expecting to get an answer from LB Hounslow on her application by mid October.

Images above: St Albans Antiques and Vintage Market

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