London most definitely is a capital of secondhand booksellers or any other secondhand dealers for that matter. For the most part, it's because some people easily give up things they don't fancy anymore while others readily admit they could still make good use of them. Haggling over second hand goodies goes on in numerous locations around London, mostly unmarked on maps and search untraceable on Google.com. Even if you have stumbled upon information about some of these car boot sales as locals have dubbed them, finding a certain market and a parking-lot hybrid might still take time and efforts. Exploration of car boot sales or flea markets requires a particular attitude, too. Best of all perceive it as an exciting adventure that's definitely going to result in digging up something appealing and valuable. A belief shared both by general public and antiquarians and connoisseurs of the field is that flea markets are like a real chest of hidden treasures. Be open-minded and the right things will surely reach you!
Three times per week (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday) the stadium is transformed into a marketplace with several hundreds of sellers and all types of goods imaginable - from clothing, furniture and tableware to silver and golden jewelry, books, music records and toys, a couple of decades old Superman being among them. You can never know what sort of things you may come across there, so be sure to grab a big enough bag with you. On Saturdays prices tend to be steeper.
Greyhound Stadium, Plough Lane, SW17 0BL
Photo: Time Out
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