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Gary wrote a review Oct 2020
Walthamstow, United Kingdom16 contributions23 helpful votes
Hello am a regular visitor to the Emporium. I decided on a cycle to Hampstead yesterday 18th . As usual we visited your market . I was browsing through framed prints / paintings etc at the Curiosity Cabinet unit . I was so pleased that i had found a found a small print that i had seen on line of a Victorian chimney sweep . So excitedly i called over the person looking after the unit ( see photo ) . We had a conversation about the print and discovered that it had a pair , in a number of a series , again a Victorian scene . So i proceeded to ask the cost for both and it was fifty pounds , which i thought to expensive for ME ! As you do , i asked if that was " the best price " . The person informed me that she could reduce the price to forty five pounds , which i thought was good of her, but still to expensive for ME. So i chanced my arm and asked for the price to be reduced to 40 pounds , which the person agreed to . I asked if she accepted cards and the answer was no , so i said i would go to get the cash . Then to my complete shock the person completely changed her attitude and sarcastically said " YES" intimating that i would not come back , which i fully intended to do , as i really wanted the print . So again to myself, a group of people sat outside the café next door and my partners amazement the woman launched into an angry tirade . " do you not realise that we are trying to make a living" . I at this point was a bit confused and replied to her comment , something like " yes I'm sure its been difficult ". I went to walk away still intending to get cash to purchase the goods , when the woman again with such a red angry face told me that " if i went to Tesco's , i would not barter for discount " , this was repeated to me again , twice !! I did tell the woman at that point how disappointed i was to be treated in such a manor in a place where i have had many a happy day browsing and purchasing from your different units. To be honest the whole thing has put me of going back . This is completely the wrong way to behave with a customer .Even now i am still in shock and was completely embarrassed in front of the café worker next door and his guests in the lane . Also inevitable my partner was extremely concerned for me and the way i has been spoken to . Definitely falls below the usual high standards of Hampstead and the Emporium. I look forward to you response Regards. Gary Campbell…
Date of experience: October 2020
IAN D wrote a review Jan 2020
Wigan, United Kingdom18,034 contributions3,225 helpful votes
I stumbled upon here by accident seeing a sign and small entrance. Well worth a look if interested in antiques or quirky items.
Date of experience: January 2020
22 Helpful votes1 Repost
Jaycee Sarah Koh wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom5,021 contributions308 helpful votes
Went to visit my girlfriend at her stall, unit 20 in Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium yesterday and really love what she’s got there! Lovely vintage stuff and more 💛😍 She’s got some really cool vintage clothing, jewellery and household deco collections. Also featuring paintings by this amazing artist named Giles Whitehead! Worth a visit and browse plus there’s a nifty Tania cafe on the side lane and a public loo one can use too! Love it! Quaint, quirky and lovely! …
Date of experience: September 2019
Nicholas H wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom20,601 contributions900 helpful votes
This antique and collectibles market is hidden away down any alleyway but with a bright frontage on the main road to attract visitors. It’s pretty much what you expect from these types of markets, interesting but nothing particularly outstanding.
Date of experience: August 2019
Anne C wrote a review Jun 2019
Beckenham, United Kingdom1,773 contributions145 helpful votes
It's not for a long stay but interesting to walk through the little arcades with the interesting things to look at. We went here as it was on our route. Cute, interesting but not that much to see.
Date of experience: June 2019
1 Helpful vote