Holiday Goddess Editors explore London’s latest and greatest weekend car boot sale in Pimlico – a short walk from Victoria Station.

Secondhand bargains (R A McGuire / Flickr)

We have been to some deeply unglamorous car boot sales in England over the years. Usually held in a howling gale in an empty car park, they have all the vibe and atmosphere of…an empty car park. Capital Carboot in Pimlico, near Pimlico tube station in central London, is a splendid alternative. The best stuff goes first, as always, and so you’ll pay more to go in at 11am (£5) than the hangover crowd do, from 1pm (then it’s just £1). Hopefully you’ll save that and more, as there is a strong vintage fan/seller community attached to Capital Carboot. The locals also tend to be the kind of people who’ve collected the music you want, the books you love, and the last-season shoes you crave. That’s a big plus for anyone who’s been to a car boot sale and seen a big pile of yuck for sale! We’re not saying everything here is what we’d necessarily want to take home…but with so much on offer, if you’re a confirmed recycler, you’re bound to find at least one thing that makes you squeak.

Capital Carboot is at Pimlico Academy, Lupus Street. Pimlico Tube.

Entry from 11am every Sunday.


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