Dec 2011

Criterion Auction

Posted in Stores

This is by far the most exciting place to be on a Monday at 3:00pm! Criterion Auction House holds weekly auctions where you never know what you may end up walking out with. I have been on numerous occasions as every week brings in a new assortment of vintage and antique treasures. The range of products is spectacular as they have furniture, artwork, fine china, jewellery, mantle clocks, light fixtures, and that very special item you did not even know you needed in your life until you walked in the door that day! They once had a framed Christmas card from Prince Charles that I desperately wanted to hang on the wall in my flat to dupe guests….”oh yes we go way back Charles and I, (followed by haughty laughter).”  However once the bidding escalated to over 200 pounds I politely withdrew. If you are looking to pick up a great deal or a unique gift this is the place to go and it is quite a thrilling way to spend an afternoon. If you are unable to make it in person you may also bid live over the phone when your item lot is up,  or you may pop in over the weekend and complete a bidding slip for them to bid in your absence.


Address: 53 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2SF

Telephone: 020 7359 5707

Hours: Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 10:00am onwards with the AUCTION at 3:00pm every Monday.