They may seem like a relic from your distant childhood, evoking feelings of weekend mornings in suburban fields with your family while a bloke in a sheepskin coat flogs miscellaneous household items from his car. But times have changed, and so have car boot sales. There are lots of car boot sales in London, and like flea markets, they\u2019re a great place for bargain hunting, picking up vintage clothes and homeware and even second-hand tech. You don\u2019t even need a car to get to them (although it\u2019s kind of essential if you want to be a seller!). The information in this article is focused on buyers, but you can visit the market websites if you\u2019re interested in selling. Capital Carboot, Pimlico As the website says, Capital Carboot is open year round, come rain or shine. There are indoor and outdoor pitches filled with clothes, jewellery, books, toys, and homeware. Serious car boot buyers should nab an early bird ticket () either online or on the door, after that the entry price is from 11-11:30 and then down to a pound after 11:30 if you just fancy a Sunday afternoon browse. When: Every Sunday Price:10:00 - 11:30am \/, 11:30am - 2:30pm Location: The Pimlico Academy, Chichester Street Entrance, Lupus Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3AT Princes May Car Boot Sale, Stoke Newington Part of The London Car Boot Co. (its sibling venue is St Augustines), Princess May School in Stoke Newington hosts a car boot sale every weekend. Fashion and furniture are the main draw here \u2013 it\u2019s a particularly great place to pick up second hand furniture and vintage clothes. As with other car boots, get down early if you want your pick of the spoils, entry is before 9am and after if you want to get there at a more reasonable hour and have some money left over for coffee and pastries instead. When: Saturdays and Sundays Price: 7:30 - 9am , 9am - 2pm Location: Princess May School, Stoke Newington, London N16 8DF St Augustine\u2019s Indoor & Outdoor Car Boot Sale, Kilburn Like Princess May, St Augustines is also a school, and one of London\u2019s longer-running car boot sales. The Kilburn car boot has been running since 1996, and has been the star of many daytime antique shows. Buyers turn up for second hand clothes, homeware, accessories (the list of forbidden items includes tins of paint and livestock, so we\u2019re curious to know what kind of strange \/ bad behaviour went on at car boots of the past!). Anyway, we\u2019re happy to note there is no livestock being sold, but on an altogether more pleasant note you can buy refreshments at the indoor caf\u00e9. Also organised by The London Car Boot Co. When: Saturdays Price: 7am - 10:30am , 10:30am - 2pm Location: St Augustine\u2019s School, Kilburn Park Road, London, NW6 5SN Battersea Boot One of London\u2019s biggest car boot sales is also one that bucks the trend on early doors. The weekly Sunday car boot doesn\u2019t open until lunchtime, so plenty of time for a lie-in and maybe even a stroll at Battersea Park beforehand. It\u2019s been selling goods from car boots since 1999, and punters turn up to peruse designer goods, vintage clothes, antiques and collectables. Battersea Boot runs all year round, but is closed at certain times of the year around holiday seasons including Easter, summer holidays (late july to late August), and over the Christmas period and first two weeks of January. When: Sundays Price: Early birds from 12pm or 12:30, 1:30-5pm Location: Harris Academy, 401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP Hounslow Heath This huge open-air market is part car-boot, part flea market, on the site of an old local garden centre. It seems this corner of west London loves a car boot, because it\u2019s on three times a week on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6am (ouch) to 1pm. It sells all kinds of second items from antique clocks to electronics, homeware and kids bikes. There are even some regular market stalls selling fruit and veg too, so you can pick up groceries as well as assorted household bargains. When: Thursdays - Sundays Price: 6am - 1pm , Sundays before 8:30am Location: Hounslow Heath Garden Centre, Staines Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW4 5DS Chiswick Car Boot Sale This one is the most unusual of the bunch. It\u2019s a car boot sale that is run solely to raise funds for the Chiswick School Parent Teachers Association charity, with money raised through the entry fee. It\u2019s a monthly, rather than weekly event, with car boots running between February and December. Unusually, you can also pick up new items as well as second hand, and items include clothes, musical instruments, paintings, antique, homeware, fabric, furniture and musical equipment. When: First Sunday of the month Price: 9am - 12:20pm Location: Southfield Primary School, Southfield Road, W14 Denham Giant Car Boot Denham is not technically in London, but it\u2019s close enough (around a 30 minute train ride from Marylebone), or Junction 1 off the M40 if you\u2019re driving. It may be the furthest out of the bunch, but as the name suggests \u2013 it\u2019s giant, with thousands of sellers. Stalls sell everything from antiques and vintage furniture to old tools and hardware, so pack some snacks and make a day of it. When: Saturdays from Spring to Winter Price: 8am - 10am , 10-12pm , 12pm-2:30pm Location: Denham Ct Dr, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 5PG Looking for more curated bricabrac? See our article on Flea Markets in London. This post was originally published in February 2022. Last updated: September 12th, 2023.