Like Katie, I'm very tempted to give this a 1 and say 'it's rubbish, don't bother' because I want to keep it a secret. But she shared it with me, so I should spread the love.
I've spent far too much time exploring this cavernous place searching for the ideal [insert current interior obsession here]. The prices are actually very reasonable and anyone with a passion for vintage homewares, antiques or just plain old good value bits and bobs for the home should definitely give it a go.
The only thing I would say is it's a bit difficult to know who to talk to about buying things and to work out what's for sale and what's still being touched up because - like so many places in Crystal Palace - it's so small and friendly that I never know who's an employee and who's a shopper!
An interesting place which is tucked away and cavernous. I would say that it is more akin to a junk shop rather than an antiques shop. The pricing is somewhat hit and miss but that is part and parcel of what you would expect.
I'm torn between wanting to tell the world about this excellent 4-storey antiques warehouse that stocks hundreds of reasonably-priced second hand stuff that you usually pay 3x more for in Spitalfields, and wanting to keep really really quiet about this hidden gem of a shop.
After all, the busier it gets, the fewer lovely antiques there are for me and the rest of Crystal Palace to fill our flats.
I really enjoy browsing through Crystal Palace because you just never know what you might come across. There are so many hidden treasures there and they are reasonably prices so I had no problem turning one of the small rooms that I didn't really use in my apartment into a war bunker cabinet. The best part is that even if they don't have the specific thing that you are looking for they will put a lot of effort in order to find it and give you a call when they do.
Can't afford to do out my flat like a ww2 war cabinet bunker, but when I can I know where to go.
Most of our funiture came from here. The range of stock is vast but the turn over is really quick so if you see something you like buy it there and then or someone else will have it.
The staff/dealers are very knowledgable and from my experience enjoy discussing anything antique related.
Also if your looking for something specific and they don't have one at that time they will take your contact details and try their best to find it for you.
Crystal Palace has some rare treasures which you can buy at really affordable rates.
loads of good stuff here
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