Welcome to the second annual Homes & Antiques awards, which celebrate our favourite businesses on the high street: antiques shops, vintage stores and antiques centres. They're eco-friendly, packed full of beautiful, intriguing objects and redolent with the thrill of the chase – we defy you to have a shopping experience that’s more fun anywhere else!
In consultation with leading industry members and representatives from BADA, LAPADA and the ATG and based on last year’s results, we have whittled down the extraordinary number of top-notch antiques and vintage businesses in this country to a shortlist of 25 in each category. To keep things fresh – and to give others a chance – last year’s winners are not eligible for entry.
Every business on the list offers excellent quality and choice, attractive displays, knowledgeable, personable service and, most importantly, an inviting and friendly atmosphere that makes you want to linger. Now we just need to know who you think should win. Simply look at our shortlists below and cast your vote for your favourite – you could win a fantastic weekend away at London’s Draycott Hotel (click here for more information).
And if the shop you’d like to vote for isn’t on our lists, then simply tell us about it in The People’s Choice section and, you never know, it could win an award too.
The business in each category with the most votes will be announced at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea, London, on 25th April.
Voting has now closed.
To hear from Adrian Gilmour of Hungerford Antiques Arcade, winner of last year’s award for ‘Britain’s Best Antiques Centre’, about how the award helped his business, click here.
If you're not on our shortlists but would like to encourage your customers to nominate your business in the people's choice section, please download the logos here.