Angel Antiques Market is hidden away on Camden Passage, where you’ll find antique dealers, vintage clothing and some rather bizarre treasures.
Located just behind Upper Street, hidden down a traffic free, cobbled back street, the Angel Antiques Market has been operating for about 50 years and has around 200 dealers. The main market and trading days are Wednesday and Saturdays where you’ll find vintage hats and wedding gowns, pottery, art deco jewellery, dodgy fur coats and oddly enough, bat bones. Camden Passage and the Angel Antiques Market, has made regular appearances on some of my favourite TV shows “Cash in the Attic” and “Bargain Hunt” (which I once applied to appear on as a contestant but was rejected). In recent years, a variety of trendy shops and boutiques have opened up along the Passage as well. You’ll find handmade chocolates, contemporary clothing and insanely expensive antique furniture. But the main attraction is the market, its eccentric vendors and the crazy things you’ll discover.
My favourite find were the school portraits from Los Angeles. Some poor sibling’s full set of school photos from the 70s and 80s were on full display and for sale to the delight of Londoners. Apparently the brother’s awkward progression from skinny, gawky 70s kid to 80s mullet teen was a big seller. Someone bought the whole set but his poor little sister was still waiting for a home. So remember to be nice to your mother, or your school photos could end up on Camden Passage.