Britain’s best fleamarkets

This summer visit one of our favourite antique fairs, car boot sales or vintage markets to hunt for bargainous treasures. 


This summer the countryside will be full of antique fairs, car-boot sales and vintage markets – find the best strategy for finding treasure and bagging a bargain in our May issue and then visit one of our favourite fairs.


Builth Wells International Antiques Fair

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. £5-£10. 01584 873634

The Decorative Home & Salvage Show

Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS. 10am-5pm. £5. 01298 27493

The Decorative Home & Salvage Show

Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY. 10am-5pm. £5. 01298 27493

Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. Opening times vary. £10 (noon-5pm Friday), £5 (Saturday & Sunday). 01636 702326

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire. £20 (Thursday), £5 (Friday). 01636 702326

Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show

Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln. £20 (Monday), £5 (Tuesday). 01298 27493

Newbury Antiques and Collectors Fair, Newbury Racecourse

Berkshire. £10 (8am-10am), £5 (after 10am). 01636 702326

Swinderby Antiques & Collectors Fair

RAF Swinderby, Nr Lincoln. £10 (8am-10am), £5 (10am onwards). 01636 702326

Stately Car Boot Sale

Sennowe Park, Guist, Norfolk NR20 5PB. 10.30am-3.30pm. £5.

Detling Flea & Collectors Fair

The Kent County Showground, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF. 8.30am-3.30pm. £3. 01636 676531

Carmarthen Flea Market

United Counties Showground, Carmarthen SA33 5DR. 10am-4pm. £4. 01267 236569

Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NW. 7.30am-3.30pm. £4. 01636 676531

Shepton Giant Flea and Collectors Market

The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. £3.50. 01278 784912

Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair

South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TL. 9am-5pm (Tuesday), 8am-4pm (Wednesday). £20 (Tuesday), £5 (Wednesday). 01636 702326

Red Cross Historic Car Boot

Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE. 10am-3pm. £5. 01539 560951

Stately Home Charity Car Boot Sale

Sledmere, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 9.30am-3pm. £3. 01377 236637

Sunbury Antiques Market


Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury On-Thames, Middlesex. Free. 01932 230946