Skip to main content

To: To the Hampstead community, customers and friends everywhere, craftspeople, history enthusiasts, collectors, antique and vintage lovers, supporters of sustainability, reuse and repair.

Save Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Save the Antique & Craft market in Hampstead, welcoming visitors for almost 60 years to the heart of the village, and stand against its redevelopment as luxury homes and businesses. Stop some of our last small shops being squeezed out of Hampstead's commercial streets and sign this petition.

Any donations are gratefully received:

Why is this important?

The Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium is of significant cultural importance and is now recognised by Camden Council as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). The antique market is one of the oldest indoor markets in London and has drawn visitors from around the world to the heart of Hampstead for almost 60 years. The market is currently home for around 25 small businesses, and helps secure a livelihood for antique dealers, artists, vintage clothing sellers, jewellery specialists, repair and craftspeople. It provides a centre for the community to gather and an attractive destination for tourists. It encourages an appreciation of our past and retains old world charm in a village whose commercial streets are becoming the sole domain of estate agents and prohibitively expensive clothing chains. It provides affordable second hand items, repair services and showcases craftsmanship, quality and inspiring design built to last. This contrasts sharply with the unsustainable fast fashion and single use items generally available, all part of the throw away culture that is destroying our environment. Our market is based on reuse and repair, an ethos that should be encouraged and promoted for the good of the environment.

Help us preserve the market at the Emporium and stand against its redevelopment as luxury homes and businesses. Stop some of our last small shops being squeezed out of the village. Please sign our petition.

Donations are needed to Save Hampstead Emporium for the community:
Hampstead, London NW3, UK

Maps © Stamen; Data © OSM and contributors, ODbL



2023-02-05 23:13:55 +0000

The campaign to save the Hampstead Antique Emporium is in this month's Heath & Hampstead Society magazine! AND we have already crowdfunded over £2000 to save our market! Together we can do this!

2023-01-29 10:48:26 +0000

We have reached our first £500 on our JustGiving page! Thank you so much. We are going to do this! Save Hampstead Emporium for the community:

2023-01-28 12:08:31 +0000

We are almost at 2000 online signatures and our donations are piling up at near £300. Thank you. Please keep spreading the word that we aim to take back our market for the community.

2022-12-31 20:47:03 +0000

We are protesting the closure of the Hampstead Antique Emporium on Jan 7th, 2023 at 2pm.

2022-12-31 20:42:30 +0000

We are protesting at the Antique Emporium on Jan 7th 2023 at 2pm

2022-12-21 17:59:16 +0000

We've just launched our crowdfunding site to Save Hampstead Emporium. Please donate at:

2022-12-01 04:27:48 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2022-11-15 21:39:10 +0000

Thank you so much for signing our petition to Save Hampstead Emporium. To aid our bid to get ACV status, please can you send testimonials of your memories and positive experiences at the antique market, social as well as commercial. Did you find an interesting item that changed your view of the past? Did you meet friends there in the late 60s? Did your children find objects that helped their interests develop? What role do we play in Hampstead? Please let us know at [email protected]

2022-11-11 20:27:30 +0000

2022-11-09 21:18:55 +0000

500 signatures reached

2022-11-06 12:15:18 +0000

100 signatures reached

2022-11-05 17:37:26 +0000

50 signatures reached

2022-11-05 10:14:50 +0000

25 signatures reached

2022-11-04 16:29:43 +0000

10 signatures reached