You’re getting ready to move into your new place, but you need to find the best furniture shops in London to make it feel like home. Or perhaps you’re a little tired of your current décor, and need to switch up your furniture for a fresh new style? There really is nothing quite like the feel of a new smooth and shiny piece of furniture!
Whatever your reason for wanting to find great quality furniture in London, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide to our top picks for independent, affordable, vintage, discount and used furniture shops. So no matter what your budget or your taste, you’ll certainly find some new furniture shops to snoop around in.
Let’s dive in!
Best Independent Furniture Shops In London
As you’re probably already aware, London has tens of thousands of shops. And if a neighbourhood isn’t local to you, you may never stumble across the great ones. Although there are some fantastic affordable and discount furniture stores in London (more on those later), we had to start with the independent stores first.
After all, at an independent store you are usually supporting small business owners, and that’s a pretty great thing to do!
Haus has an online store as well as a bricks and mortar establishment in Victoria Park, East London. Perfect for any East London residents.
Products at Haus are sourced from European brands by husband and wife team, Andrew and Jane Tye. Andrew was originally a furniture designer. Jane trained as a sculptor. The pieces on sale are practical and fairly priced, but also inspiring. Their ethos is to enourage people to choose carefully the things we live with, and to keep them for a long time.
Cult define themselves as “a trend focused furniture brand committed to providing affordable styles that are built to last.” The aim at cult is to provide affordable, well designed furniture, with fast delivery! Perfect for us Londoners who need the new sofa, like, yesterday!
The Cult showroom is based in Clapham, and their warehouse is in Essex- ready to ship out your chosen furniture quickly and efficiently.
OKA was founded in 1999 by three women who shared a vision, and now boast several stores in London, including a location in Chelsea. The store has a British vibe, but takes inspiration from all over the world, with lots of textures and patterns.
The ethos behind the brand is to create beautiful furniture and home furnishings that compliment your lifestyle, and to help you to ‘live beautifully.’
FCI has been a player in the London furniture market since 1985. The brand has one of the largest contemporary furniture showrooms in the UK (based in Wembley), displaying the most exclusive quality pieces from the world’s most exclusive quality designers.
FCI have an honest approach to pricing, and have a simple and competitive pricing structure. Their warehouse stocks over 700 brands, and pretty much any item of furniture you can think of. It’s well worth a visit!
Etsy is not a standalone store in London. It’s an online marketplace. But did you know that it’s one of the best places to pick up furniture from independent makers and creators? You can also filter search results by location, which makes it super easy to find independent business owners in the UK.
It’s also great for vintage and retro furniture too, and a lot of the time the pieces can be much more affordable than in dedicated vintage or antique furniture shops.
Best Discount Furniture Shops In London
There are plenty of discount furniture shops and furniture outlets in London if you know where to find them. It’s worth visiting these places (even if they are a little out of the way) because some of the savings you can make are HUGE. Fear not if you don’t have a car, many stores have a delivery service for London postcodes.
6. Andrew Martin
You’ll find the Andrew Martin outlet showroom in Wimbledon. If you’re looking to visit somewhere with a lot of choice, this is it. Their showroom is 11,000 sq. ft., with thousands of pieces of discounted designer furniture. Most of the stock is either ex-display, end of the line or photoshoot samples. Everything is generously discounted.
New things arrive in the showroom every week, and did we mention the choice is huge? Pieces range from arm chairs and sofas to artwork and chandeliers.
7. Lofty’s Furniture
Lofty’s is found near Bow, East London at 431 Wick Lane. They sell luxury furniture from high street and online retailers (think MADE, Swoon Editions, and John Lewis), at affordable and generously discounted prices. Their stock comes from returns, cancelled orders, overruns and end of range products.
8. Outlet Furniture Store
Outlet Furniture Store is based in Luton, but it’s worth the trip. It’s the place to go for discounted British designer furniture. You’ll find pieces like a Loaf sofa reduced from £2,000 down to £600, and desirable brands like Soho Home, Sonder Living, Timothy Oulton, Tesoro and many more.
If you can’t make it to Luton, check out their website. Delivery is offered at a cost of £59. And if you’d rather collect and transport your new furniture yourself? You can do that too!
9. Heal’s Outlet
Heal’s is of course a well known brand when it comes to furniture and home furnishings. Anyone could find something special here with their vast array of brands, designers, and special pieces.
Heal’s used to have dedicated outlet stores, (in Chiswick and a pop up outlet on the King’s Road in Chelsea). These days, you’ll have to head to the first floor of their flagship store on Tottenham Court Road to view their extensive clearance section.
They do have a clearance section on their website if you’d rather not make the trip, and if you’re keen to snag a bargain, follow them on social media and sign up to their newsletter to be the first to hear about discounts and clearance sales.
Best Affordable Furniture Shops In London
The most affordable furniture shops for new furniture will probably be names you’ve heard of before- think Ikea and Dunelm. But cheap furniture in London can actually be found relatively easily, and we’ve got a list here of stores you may not have considered before.
You’ll have probably heard of Dunelm. They offer a large range of affordable furniture and home furnishings instore and online. They are even classed as the UK’s leading home furnishings retailer. You can find everything you need to furnish a home at Dunelm, so it’s a great solve-all.
London is home to several Dunelm stores, including locations in Colliers Wood, Catford, and Croydon. That said, when you shop online with Dunelm, you can get free delivery on orders over £49, which is a great option if you don’t have a car.
11. The Range
Did you know that The Range sell seriously affordable furniture? You’ll find pretty much every type of furniture item at The Range– from bed frames, to chest of drawers, to wardrobes and kids bedroom furniture.
If you’re looking for your closest stores in London, you’ll find them in Surrey Quays, Croydon and Enfield. And if that’s a bit far for you to travel? It’s also easy to shop online and their delivery fees are affordable.
Ikea is a popular affordable furniture shop in for a reason. There’s lots of choice, modern designs, and cheap and cheerful pricing. Over the last few years Ikea has opened more stores in London, including locations in Wembley, Croydon, Hammersmith and Greenwich.
And have you ever heard about Ikea’s ‘Circular Hub?’ You’ll find one in every Ikea store. It’s an area of the store where you can find cheaper, reduced furniture. It’s a great place to source second hand Ikea furniture, discontinued lines, and imperfect pieces.
Argos might not be your first thought when it comes to affordable furniture in London. However, it’s a super convenient (and relatively cheap) place to buy furniture in London if you live nearby to a dedicated kiosk.
Argos prices are very much cheap and cheerful, and you can find pretty much everything you could want or need- from office chairs to baby furniture. They also sell the Habitat range of furniture too, and they also offer home delivery when you shop online. Shop their items online.
B&Q offer surprisingly affordable furniture options- they’re not just a destination for paint and tools! You can find everything from foot stools to wardrobes, kitchens to bathrooms.
There are a lots of London store locations including Wood Green, Chiswick, Cricklewood, Peckham, Holloway Road and more. B&Q could be the ideal place to buy furniture on a budget if you live closeby to one of their stores.
B&Q also offer home delivery which is very convenient if you don’t have a car in London.
HomeSense is part of the TK Maxx family, and cater for all things related to the home. You won’t find large items of furniture at HomeSense like beds, wardrobes and dining tables, but you will find bedside tables, coffee tables, chairs, and more.
HomeSense has a few locations in London including Brent Cross, Croydon, Mitcham and Greenwich. And the best thing? You can also shop online and opt for home delivery instead.
When you hear of Homebase, do you think of power tools? I did too, until I found out that they sell affordable furniture. Bargain deals include sofas for less than £200 and a rattan chest of drawers for £120. Homebase also have frequent online sales, it’s a must-visit to find affordable furniture in London.
London store locations include Woolwich, Streatham, Catford and Hanworth, plus many more! And if you’d rather shop online? You can do that too!
Best Vintage Furniture Shops In London
If you’re a lover of vintage or retro furniture, we have you covered with this list of incredible vintage furniture shops in London. The vintage shops in London are pretty much all independently owned, and so there really is that personal touch when you shop at one of these dedicated shops.
17. The Old Cinema
As a Chiswick local, I loved regularly stopping by at The Old Cinema. It has the most exquisite curated selection of vintage and retro furniture. The outside looks cool and so does the inside. It’s worth visiting Chiswick just to enjoy the store itself.
The stock is frequently rotated, and you can find more than just beautiful vintage and retro furniture. They also sell an array of home furnishings, collectables and art.
18. The Hub
The Hub in Notting Hill is your place to go for all things sustainable living. As well as an award-winning antiques and furniture shop, they also offer a unique rental service for anyone who wants to experiment with their home interiors.
The store is unique and instantly recognisable. So what can you find at The Hub? Refurbished items is kind of their jam- with reupholstered sofas and chairs, solid wood furniture, and stand-out home furnishings.
Retrouvius has a warehouse in Kensal Green (and is available by appointment only), but you can also check out their wares on their website. They are reclamation and restoration experts, and have a penchant for vintage and retro furniture.
Retrouvius have an esteemed reputation for their work. The pieces on sale are truly unique and have been reconditioned into beautiful pieces for the home.
Vintique is based in Peckham, and is a specialist vintage furniture store. They sell boutique vintage, mid-century and retro pieces. There’s a vast range of furniture available, so it’s a must if you live nearby. It’s also worth visiting for their home furnishings and artwork- they have great pieces that can finish off any room.
Open Saturday and Sunday, and viewings by appointment on weekdays.
21. Two Columbia Road
Two Columbia Road is based in Shoreditch, and is a commercial gallery. The store sells European and North American vintage furniture and modern artworks.
It’s the place to be for vintage furniture collectors. Designers include Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Vodder, Joe Colombo and Charles Eames, among many others.
Two Columbia Road source their stock from Scandinavia, Europe, and North America. They have a particular emphasis on quality. TCR aim to source pristine and original pieces whenever possible.
Best Charity Shop Furniture Shops In London
If you’re looking for furniture in London, why not check out the many furniture charity shops? Not only will you be supporting a good cause, but you’ll also be getting a great bargain. Many furniture charity shops do offer delivery to local postcodes, so this could also be a very convenient way to shop for furniture in London.
Have you ever been to an Emmaus store before? Emmaus is a social enterprise charity, and they have large warehouse-sized furniture stores in several locations across the country.
Furniture is often mended and upcycled by their dedicated staff, who have previously experienced homelessness and or social exclusion.
You can find Emmaus stores in Brixton and Knight’s Hill, but for the biggest selection head to their Second Hand Furniture Superstore in West Norwood. You’ll most likely find something to love here – whether it’s hard wood furniture, chairs or a new table.
23. Spitalfields Crypt Trust
East London charity Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT) is another social enterprise charity initiative. They have a ‘Restoration Station‘ where second hand furniture is restored. You can buy directly from the SCT workshop, and prices are very competitive.
And if you want a private commission? SCT also take on private commissions and bespoke creations. If you’ve already got a furniture item that needs some TLC, SCT might be able to help make it shine once more.
24. St Christopher’s
St Christopher’s is a chain of charity shops, and they have furniture charity shops on the outskirts of London in Hayes and Orpington. You’ll find both modern and vintage furniture, bric a brac and electricals at the stores. The Hayes store also stocks affordable brand new beds and mattresses.
If you have a car or a way of organising furniture transport, these shops are a great way to get some lovely pieces of furniture on a budget. However, if you don’t have transport? It could be tricky to get any furniture on the tube or train!
25. Barnet Furniture Centre
Barnet Furniture Centre is a huge warehouse FULL of second hand furniture! There is used furniture in abundance at the furniture centre, so it’s a must-visit if you’re looking for a furniture bargain north of the river.
The centre is a non-profit, with a big focus on community. If you live in Barnet and need to get rid of a piece of furniture? Barnet Furniture Centre can facilitate the collection of your unwanted furniture. (And if you’re buying, they can also deliver furniture to the local community for a fee).
The furniture centre keep their social media pages updated with the latest pieces they have in stock. So give them a follow on Facebook or Instagram