Thursday, 24 June 2010

London Festival of Architecture

From 25th June to 4th July, Church Street will become a hive of activity as this year's London Festival of Architecture takes over, providing an exciting line up of events. Forming part of this years Festival of Architecture, Anatomy Of A Street will unfold in shop windows and market stalls along Church Street and includes an engaging audio guide, the exhibition of research materials, installation of maps, photographic and video works along with performances by a variety of artists, activists and architects and other interactive elements for all visitors to enjoy.

All of this will take place alongside Church Street's busy market and on the second floor at Alfies! There will be a sound installation set up by the szovetseg39 design group as part of the festival.

If you haven't visited us already, Church Street is a diverse and bustling street with a large street market selling fruit, veg, and practical items set in contrast to many antique shops, an art gallery and of course, Alfies Antique Market. It's great to have such a fantastic community on our doorstep and be able to take part in events such as this one!

Make sure to come in and take part!

For more information about the London Festival of Architecture please click here
You can find out more about the history of Church Street here

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Alfies' 3rd Nostalgia Saturday - 60's/70's

Dear All,

Please join us this Saturday for the last of our events series, while being very excited about it, we have to admit to being a tad sad as we've had such a go
od time at the past two Nostalgia Saturdays. So let's make this one even better!

Of course we have taken care of a fantastic musical backdrop for your listening pleasures, please see below:

The following images are just a taster of the wonderful things waiting for you to be discovered here at Alfies. We believe that this is an especially lovely selection of designs typical to this weekend's featured era.

1960s Gold & Diamand Brooch by Zeeba Jewels

1970s Floral Maxidress by Persiflage

1970s Marble Coffee Table by Lorna Lee Leslie

Grey Sofa by CR Designs

As always, Mark and his friendly team in the Rooftop Restaurant will be happy to whip up some delicious treats so be sure to pop by for a snack enjoying the sun on the terrace!

You can still RSVP to or call 020 7723 6066 to receive our lovely event directory for you to print out and bring along on Saturday.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Nostalgia Saturday 1960s -1970s

We're all looking forward to our third and last Nostalgia Saturday which focuses on 1960s - 1970s. On the day we will be featuring dealers that have lovely selections of items from this period. Below are a few of the dealers and an insight into their stands.


This is a real treasure trove of a shop located on the second floor, with a fantastic and affordable range of vintage clothes and accessories. From pretty 1960's day dresses to elegant sequin gowns, Persiflage is a must for any vintage fashion lover.

Francesca Martire

Found on the first floor, Francesca's stock includes usual decoratives, lighting, glass, furniture and some beautiful costume jewellery.

Sormeh has a vast selection of exquisite antique and vintage jewellery with many one off, specially designed pieces.

One of five dealers in The Quad, Biis Century specialises in 20th century furniture sourced from all over the world.

The newest dealer in The Quad, CR Design specialises in continental 20th Century furniture and lighting.

Mark it in your calenders, 19th June for Alfies last Nostalgia Saturday!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Fathers' Day - 20th June

We thought we'd give you plenty of warning about Fathers' Day this year. The temptation is to leave any present buying until the last minute, but you know you'll end up getting your Dad a CD or book!

So we've had a wander round Alfies for you and picked out some highlights that might appeal to your Pops. Something that will be a bit different and show him what he means to you...

If your Dad's a dapper dresser then how about Hell to Pay's collection of men's vintage. The prices are reduced so you are sure to pick up something that is not only suave and sophisticated but bargainous to boot.

Robinson Antiques is a good place to stop off with a fine selection of Art Deco accessories, including silverplate cocktailware, cufflinks and lighters.

While at Goldsmith & Perris, browse for a Fathers' Day gift amongst everything from hip-flasks to champagne buckets, matchstrikers to magnifying glasses and card-holders to paper knives.

Our jewellery dealers have a great range of cufflinks to choose from, whether looking for some 1970s cocktail classics, or more elegant Edwardian styles.

But if you are really stuck, or your Dad is a tricky one to choose for, there are always Alfies Gift Certificates. A sure-fire hit...

Happy Fathers' Day Dads!
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