’Tis the season to visit Wembley Park Antiques Market to get the Regencycore look

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With hit period drama Bridgerton’s third season gracing screens this month, the beauties and ballrooms are tipped to inspire a boom in demand for 19th century Recency antiques. It’s a trend that Wembley Park – London’s most exciting new neighbourhood – is ready to embrace as the monthly Wembley Park Antiques Market gets set to welcome those keen to get the Regencycore look later this month.

“Isn't it fascinating to see how popular culture can influence trends in the world of antiques. Bridgerton's captivating portrayal of Regency-era aesthetics has undoubtedly sparked a renewed interest in all things elegant and vintage," said Jonathan Nixon of Wembley Park Antiques Market.

"The demand for Regency antiques, in particular, has seen a remarkable surge as enthusiasts seek to capture the charm and sophistication depicted in the series. It's a testament to the enduring allure of history and the timeless appeal of classic design. As we continue to be enchanted by the romance of Bridgerton, it's exciting to witness how it's breathing new life into the appreciation of antiques & everything vintage.”

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The 70+ traders of the free to attend Wembley Park Antiques Market offer a diverse array of items from jewellery, collectables and vintage homeware to furniture and antiques. Held monthly in Wembley Park’s Green Parking, it is the biggest antiques market by space in London attracting bargain hunters from near and far.

Wembley Park Antiques Market.Wembley Park Antiques Market.
Wembley Park Antiques Market.

Demand for Regency era items at the next two markets – taking place on Wednesday, May 29 and Sunday, June 30 – is expected to be particularly high, as Londoners embrace the Regencycore trend following the release of Bridgerton series 3.

“As an antique dealer, it's been remarkable to witness the surge in popularity and demand for antiques and vintage, especially Regency pieces, following the success of the Bridgerton series," said Phillip Davey, PJD Antiques, trader at Wembley Park Antiques Market.

"The show's lavish depiction of the Regency era has captivated audiences, igniting a newfound appreciation for the elegance and sophistication of that time period. Suddenly, items that were once considered mere historical artifacts have become coveted treasures, sought after by enthusiasts eager to bring a touch of Bridgerton's charm into their own homes.

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"From intricately carved furniture to delicate porcelain and ornate silverware, Regency antiques have experienced a resurgence like never before. It's a thrilling time for antique dealers like myself, as we witness a whole new generation embracing the beauty and craftsmanship.”

Ornate mirrors, stained glass, satinwood sideboards, porcelain, bronze figures, Welsh silver coal buckets (being repurposed into statement Champagne and wine buckets) and gorgeous Louis XV side chairs are among the items previously snapped up at Wembley Park Antiques market by Bridgerton-inspired buyers. Other treasured finds have included carved chests, draw sets, a mahogany secretaire, oil on canvas, table mirrors and much more. Stone figurines and planters have also been sought out by those wanting a touch of Regency elegance in their outdoor spaces.

“There is such a buzz and energy to enjoy at Wembley Park Antiques Market. The treasures that buyers find with so many traders available are just fascinating. And it’s great to see an event-day carpark transform into one of the community’s top attractions each month," said Claudio Glambrone, head of marketing, Wembley Park.

The Wembley Park Antiques Market is under cover, free to enter and will be held on Wednesday May 29, Sunday, June 30, Saturday, July 20, Saturday, August 31, Wednesday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 27. It is located in Green Parking on Canada Lane, Wembley Park, HA9 0SJ. The nearest tube is Wembley Park on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.

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