When Guildford Road turns into James Street, you’ll know you’ve hit gold. Vintage gold that is! The main drag in Guildford is heaven for those who love fishing through used and vintage goods for the perfect piece, there’s a whole row of antique and second hand stores here that you can amble through. Our tops picks for antiques would have to be Jones of Guildford, Effies Emporium and Curio Warehouse.
Jones consists of a vast showroom that’s filled with furniture wall to wall. Wardrobes, sideboards and magazines stands; telephone tables, bedside tables, writing tables… tables of all descriptions! There’s household and industrial items on display too, as well as records and the odd VHS. Next door there’s a swoon worthy array of crockery and all sorts of other collections: cigarette cases, brooches and Australiana, to name a few. Not only does Jones have the best range, particularly in their furniture, but they are also not going to take you for a ride when it comes to pricing. Claire.