Welcome to Beading in London.

If you're interested in beads, beadwork or beading. Whether you live in or around London, or are just visiting.

A wide range of dealers selling everything from jewellery to antique trimmings. Open Tuesday- Saturday 10am to 6pm

12-25 Church Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8DT

www.alfiesantiques.com

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Billed as London's premier and most serious antiques market with over 500 traders every week. This market is open Fridays from 6am until noon.

Tower Bridge Road, London SE1

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Mainly open on Wednesday and Saturday, this market area also features shops selling beadwork, beaded purses etc. Look out for Sugar Antiques which has the most amazing collection of costume jewellery.

Camden Passage, Islington, London, N1 8EF

www.camdenpassageislington.co.uk

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Though this is a bit of a tourist mecca the market is worth a visit and there are lots of nice shops. You'll also be near two of the bead shops shown on the shops page.

Covent Garden, London, WC2

www.coventgardenlife.com

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Based in Islington, London. They are the national organisation for the promotion of contemporary crafts. They host exhibitions, have a resource library and a shop. They're currently closed for renovation so check before you travel.

44a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9BY

www.craftscouncil.org.uk

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Just off Oxford Street in the West End this Antiques centre is a great place to search out jewellery.

58 Davies Street & 1-7 Davies Mews London, W1K 5AB

www.graysantiques.com

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Not bead related but a great little museum for anyone interested in design. Visits are now by appointment only.

Middlesex University Cat Hill campus, Chase Side, Barnet, Herts, EN4 8HT

www.moda.mdx.ac.uk

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As well as a decorative arts collection featuring jewellery there is also a dress and fashion collection.

Please see the miscellaneous page for a link to an article by Diane Fitzgerald relating to the Museum of London.

150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

www.museumoflondon.org.uk

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One of the most famous markets in the world and worth a visit whether or not you find beads.

Portobello Road, London, W11

www.portobelloroad.co.uk

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Lots of treasures to be found in this museum including charms, Islamic and Viking artefacts.

Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

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Often interesting exhibitions and with a nice very small shop and cafe.

83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

www.ftmlondon.org

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This museum is definitely worth a visit. As well as the fashion and new Islamic gallery, there are many other wonderful galleries where you can spend hours looking at beautiful objects and keep your eyes out for beads and jewellery!

The new jewellery gallery opened on the 24th May 2008 and is well worth a visit- even if there's just 1 beaded necklace!

The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

www.vam.ac.uk

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