Tucked away in a residential corner of Fulham is one of London’s best antiques shopping streets and one of the few remaining authentic antiques dealer communities in London. Home to 19 dealers offering a wide variety of furniture, lighting, mirrors, artefacts, taxidermy and decorative arts to suit all tastes. Here you will find everything from traditional French country painted furniture to classical English furniture to mid-century and garden furniture. The road has been the interior designers’ best kept secret for years, and it seems more recently savvy individuals are now also regulars to the Lillie Road looking for interesting and good quality pieces.
A benefit of the Lillie Road’s residential location is that the prices are much lower than its neighbourly New Kings Road and Pimlico Road. Another advantage of shopping here is how peaceful it is. Unlike nearby Notting Hill, there isn’t a tourist in sight. You can browse in peace, having a far more personal experience, getting to know each shop owner as you go.
If you are unable to make it to Fulham anytime soon then you are in luck as each seller posts the majority of their stock online at the communal Lillie Road Association website. New stock comes in every week so keep your eye out online in-between visits.
To get you started, here are some of my favourite shops: