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!
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is a festival for art lovers and bargain hunters. Just for one day a year it gives a chance to haggle over Damien Hirst's artworks, for example!
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair seems to be an amusing response towards growing commercialization of London's art scene. Organized since 2004, the fair is sponsored by Vauxhall Motors and actually takes place inside and on top of its vehicles, mercilessly painted and otherwise decorated for the occasion. More than once this slightly frivolous and funky-artsy event has been featured by major mass media.
As in any real market, you may stumble upon a palm-reader, get your portrait drawn or let a body artist paint your skin beyond recognition, participate in plate smashing competition or simply dance in broad daylight in the middle of a marketplace!
Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street
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