I’ve always loved a car boot sale. My Grandad is a bit of a collector so growing up I spent most of my Sunday mornings waking up at the crack of dawn, traipsing to the local one to spot a good find. My reward was always a bag full of warm, sugary doughnuts from the little van trader, so I didn’t mind.uBut now, years later I still love wandering around them and hunting for second-hand treasures. 

If you too have an infatuation with the British pastime and want to know where to find the best car boot sale in London, there are loads right here in the city for weekend (and sometimes midweek) trading. Expect to find everything from household goods and vintage fashion to garden tools and children’s toys to bric-a-brac. 

Whether you’re having a clear-out or fancy filling up your home with second-hand trinkets, here are the best car boot sales in London worth venturing to. 

7 Car Boot Sales In London You Need To Visit

1. Classic Car Boot Sale

Car boot sales don’t come classier than this. The hugely popular Classic Car Boot Sale is set to return to Granary Square this April with an engine-revving bang. 

The car boot sale, running 27-28th April 2024, will take over Granary Square and Coal Drops Yard, bringing with it over 100 market stalls specialising in fashion, homeware, art and accessories. 

Peruse the stalls, scanning for that one special vintage item you’ve been longing for. Expect everything from vinyl records, collectibles, homewares and designer collections, prints and artworks. As the name suggests, there’ll also be vintage cars dotted throughout the market, with appearances from the Afro Classics Register and Dream Cars, as well as DJs blasting soul, funk, reggae and disco tunes spanning the decades. 

£7 advance tickets are now available. Carers and kids under 12 enter for free (if you’re a carer, be sure to email ahead to claim your free ticket). Dogs are also very welcome.

When: 27.04.2024 – 28.04.2024
Where: Granary Square & Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross
Website: www.classiccarbootsale.co.uk

2. St. Augustine’s Car Boot

Source: londoncarboot.com

One of the city’s most famous car boots, St. Augustine’s offering in Kilburn.

Located at St Augustine’s School on Kilburn Park Road, the car bool has been running for over 25 years and has been featured in all of your favourite daytime antiques shows. 

It’s here that you’ll find a stellar selection of secondhand and vintage goods from real sellers. Scour everything from clothes to bric-a-brac. 

£5 entry fee from 7am-10:30am, £1 after 10:30am


3. Peckham Car Boot 

Haggle your way to a deal at Peckham Car Boot. Running every other Sunday, come rain or shine, you’ll find traders eagerly waiting for buyers to arrive. 

You’ll be searching through row upon row of secondhand goods and hand-me-downs, as well as some treasured finds. 

Early bird tickets are available between 10-11am for £5, and £1 general admission tickets can be purchased from 11am, small children enter for free (if accompanied by an adult). Bookings go live at 10am on the Monday after a carboot sale.

When: Every other Sunday, 10am-2pm
Where: Harris Academy Peckham, Peckham, SE15 5DZ
Website: www.peckhamcarboot.com

4. Battersea Boot

For those who enjoy sleeping in on a Sunday but don’t want to miss out on the car boot bargains, try Battersea Boot. Running every Sunday, this car boot doesn’t start until 1pm so you can get your all-important beauty sleep and guarantee you’ll walk away from the sale with a bag full of secondhand goodies. 

Battersea Boot has been running since 1999 and has become one of London’s favourites for finding quality vintage goods, designer items and antiques. 

£1 buyers entry fee from 1:30pm or dealers/traders/early birds £7 from 12pm or £3 from 12:30pm

When: Every Sunday, 1:30pm-5pm
Where: 401 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW11 5AP
Website: www.batterseaboot.com

5. Sutton Car Boot

Sutton Car Boot, running every Wednesday and Saturday from May through to October, is the place to head for the best household items from sellers in and around London. Get your rummaging hats on and wade through the bountiful stalls and scour to find the best bargains around. 

Expect to find everything from vintage and antiques to preloved clothing and jewellery, children’s toys and books to domestic goods and furniture. 

£2 entry fee between 6-8am or £1 from 8am-12pm. Children under 12 enter for free, with a paying adult. Walk-in sellers pay £9 (per person/per load). For more information on pricing, visit the site.

When: Every Wednesday & Saturday from May through October, 6am-1pm
Where: Opposite St Helier Hospital, Wrythe Lane, Sutton/Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 1AA
Website: www.suttonboot.co.uk

6. Princess May’s Car Boot 

For those looking to scour a hidden treasure, look to Princess May School’s Car Boot. Located in Stoke Newington, this is a must-visit for vintage and retro goods. When you’re done with shopping, you can also enjoy the on-site café and burger offering. No booking is needed for buyers – simply turn up on the day. £5 early bird entry from 7:30-9am, and £1 regular entry from 9am-2pm.

When: Every Saturday, 7:30am-2pm
Where: princess may primary School, princess may road, N16 8ag
Website: www.thelondoncarbootco.co.uk

7. Hounslow Heath Car Boot Sale

Rock on down to Hounslow Heath Car Boot Sale to really pick up a bargain. Open every Thursday, Saturday and Sundays, plus bank holiday Mondays too, you are guaranteed to find that secondhand bargain you’ve been waiting for. 

Expect to scour through stalls upon stalls of clothes, trinkets, homeware goods and more. Head down early to nab the bargains up before they are gone. 

For those wanting to have a clear-out and set up their own stall, pitches start from £13. 

£1 entry on Thursday and Saturdays, £3 entry before 8:30am on Sundays or £2 after 8:30am

When: Every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Mondays, 6am-1pm
WherE: Hounslow Health Garden Centre, Staines Road, Hounslow, TW4 5DS
Website: www.hounslowheathcarboot.co.uk

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