Thursday, 17 December 2009

Time Out London

Time Out London
December 17th-30th 2009

Sphere Magazine

Winter 2009

Heart-shaped pendant from Emmy Abé Antiques
"This beautiful heart-shaped pendant with red enamel is just one of the treasures on offer at Grays Antiques."

Thursday, 10 December 2009


January 2009

"Ring in the New Year - Grays is world renowned for its fine selection of antique, contemporary and costume jewellery rings. With over 50 leading jewellery dealers, choose from 19th Century rose-cut diamonds, splendid Victorian clusters, stylish Edwardian, elegant Art Deco and fabulous 1950s designs, contemporary classics and many more besides. Now open Saturday 11am - 5pm."

Bond Street Tube Station Advert

On display in Bond Street Tube Station:
October 2009 - January 2010

Time Out London

Time Out London - Special Collectors' Edition
10-16th December 2009
Secret Crush - Solid Perfumes

Vintage 1960s Avon Owl Brooch from Linda Bee

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Easy Living Magazine Blog

What Jewellery Are You Wearing Today?

"Senior Editor Natasha Poliszczuk in her vintage engagement ring (1930s, from Grays Antique Market) and wedding ring (1920s, from Berganza in Hatton Garden)."

Read the rest of the article and Easy Living Magazine's blog here.

Monday, 7 December 2009

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Ask Hilary
7th December 2009

Tear Drop Pearl Earrings from Linda Bee and Michelle Payne

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


December 2009

"Grays is home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of fine antiques, jewellery and vintage collectables in the world. Just seconds from Oxford Street, yet a million miles from the ubiquitois high-street. Explore Grays after hours for inspirational Christmas gifts at our Late Night Shopping Party on 3rd December. Call 020 7629 7034 for your invitation."

Also featured in the December issue:

Jewel Encrusted Snake Necklace from Linda Bee.

Vintage French Jet Beads from Alison Massey.

Contemporary Glass Necklace from Gillian Horsup

Online Listings

The following sites advertised the Grays Christmas Shopping Party. Please click the links below to view each one:

Evening Standard
All in London
Visit London
Kings Road
Brit Events
What's Happening London

Where Magazine

Where London
December 2009

Sunday, 29 November 2009

The Observer

The Observer - Escape
Sunday Supplement
29th November 2009

"I love Grays. I go there so often that I'm a regular, like Norm from Cheers - when I walk in the door they shout: "Hey Alice!" There are 200 dealers in the one building selling a huge range of antiques. It's just off Oxford Street and close to New Bond Street. Oxford Street is hard to beat but I'm not really a New Bond Street type of guy, except for watch shops. There's one there that's really good for old Rolexes - I bought one from 1948, because that's the year I was born." Alice Cooper for The Observer, 29/11/09

Friday, 23 October 2009

ES Magazine

ES Magazine
23rd October 2009

1940s Original Bakelite Telephone from Aid A Sale, Showcase FS3

Monday, 12 October 2009

Antiques Trade Gazette

Antiques Trade Gazette
12th September 2009

"Saturday Trading at Grays Market - Starting next week, Grays, London's smartest and Mayfair's only antiques market, will open on Saturdays. Apart from the occasional special Christmas openingm the market has remained closed on Saturdays since it was founded by Bennie Gray in 1977.

To mark the launch of Saturday shopping on September 19 there is a promise of a day of treats and entertainment for customers. This has been arranged in conjunction with the Patisserie Valerie chain, famed for its gateaux, and on the 19th every Grays customer will receive a complimentary Patisserie Valerie cake and iced tea.

The 200 dealers at Grays in Davies Street and Grays Mews in Davies Mews, W1, both just yards from Bond Street tube station, must feel there is now business to be done between 11am and 5pm on the day of the week when the grander Mayfair antiques emporiums put up their shutters."
Antiques Trade Gazette, 12/10/09.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The London Word

Grays Saturday Shopping
6th October 2009

"You could forgive the antique dealers of Grays for being more than mildly peeved to have lost half of their weekend. Art Deco rings to be fired across the glass cabinets, the odd pewter teapot launched over the banister; all acts of understandable revenge now that this tranquil shopping quarter will be full of shoppers every Saturday, as well as during the week.

So, imagine my surprise when instead of being met with tired frowns and the smell of double strength espresso, I was welcomed to the red brick edifice with iced tea, Patisserie Valerie cakes, live music and a £10 gift voucher. That’s some kind of vigilante justice.

To launch the new Saturday opening of Grays, the two-storey antiques arcade decided to throw a party to which The London Word was kindly invited. Grays, for the uninitiated, is a very genteel shopping arcade full of independent antiques dealers selling everything from Tiffany jewellery to Louis Vuitton trunks and 1930s Bakelite hair clips in the shape of locusts. It would be all too easy to describe it as a treasure trove. So we won’t.

Situated as it is, among the elegant hotels of west London (it is mere moments from Claridges and Berkeley Square), Grays caters for a rather wealthier clientèle than many of London’s arcades (meaning that my £10 gift voucher didn’t stretch all that far), although many of the dealers do also trade at Portabello and other specialist markets.

From diamond engagement rings and silver pill boxes to lithographs and even an entire suit of armour, walking around Grays can feel more like visiting a particularly brilliant museum than a shopping centre five minutes from Oxford Street. But, unlike a museum, you can take the stuff home (purse strings allowing.)

As Elliot Lee, one of the dealers in Grays says, opening on Saturdays is a ‘no brainer’, especially as the recession seems to have made about as much of dent on their trade as a marshmallow. The arcade traditionally opened on Saturdays during the run up to Christmas, but after 31 years in the business it seems that Grays is ready to take on a weekend shift.

So, if crowd surfing across the shoulders of disorientated tourists on Oxford Street starts to wear a little thin, then why not inject a little class in to your Saturday?" Nell Frizzell, The London Word, 06/10/09.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Stella Magazine

Stella Magazine
The Sunday Telegraph Supplement
4th October 2009

"Grays Antique Market, London W1. This little gem sells jewels and accessories. I particularly love the rings. I believe Grays dealers have the best knowledge about antiques in London; I always feel confindent in their advice" Alberta Ferretti's Little Black Book, Stella Magazine 04/10/09.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Wonderland Magazine

Sept/Oct 2009

A selection of medals from Gordons Medals

Vintage Disc Earrings from Gillian Horsup


October 2009

"Grays is home to one of the largest and most diverse collections of fine antiques, jewellery and vintage collectables in the world. From 19th September Grays will open on Saturdays, 11am-5pm. Join Grays antique dealers in celebrating the launch with music and an elegant afternoon tea."
House & Garden
October 2009

"For the first time in its 30-year history, Grays Antiques will open on Saturdays, starting on September 19th, 11am - 5pm. To mark the launch of regular Saturday trading, there will be complimentary iced tea and cake, and the first 50 customers through the door will receive gift vouchers." House & Garden, Oct 2009.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Sphere Magazine

Sphere Magazine
Autumn 2009

Advert by Grays advertising Saturday Opening

"Sweet Incentive - Saturday Shopping at Grays. For the first time in its 30-year history, Grays Antiques is opening to shoppers on a Saturday. To celebrate, on the launch day each person through the door recieves a complimentary Patisserie Valerie cale and iced tea, while the first 50 are given a gift certificate to spend in the two treasure-filled terracotta buildings, which boast everything from Art Deco collectables to fine antique jewellery." Global Guide [London], Sphere Magazine, Autumn 09

Saturday, 18 July 2009

The Independent

The Independent
18-24 July 2009

The Independent online

"The 50 Best Markets. 12 - Grays Antiques Market - The winding corridors of Grays Antiques Market house stalls manned by around 200 dealers. This 200-year old terracotta Grade II listed building in Mayfair is the second of Bennie Gray’s antiques emporia. He restored this 19th-century landmark building commissioned by a plumbing manufacturer, John Bolding and Son, Thomas Crapper’s main competition. Yes, it’s an old lavatory showroom.” Lucie Gillmore, The Independent, 18/07/2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

iD Magazine

iD Magazine
April 2009
Vintage gloves-Vintage Modes, Grays Antique Market

Homes and Gardens

Homes & Gardens
April 2009

"If you plan to pound the pavements of Oxford Street, Bond Street or Regent Street in search of special presents, take a detour to Grays Antiques Market, tucked away in a beautiful 19th-century building off South Molton Street. Split into two sections- Grays and the Mews – it is home to over 200 dealers, all experts in their fields, selling an incredible range of antiques, jewellery and collectables from train sets to vintage toys. There is also an on-site engraver, jewellery repairer and a bureau de change and, for a well-earned break, a blissfully peaceful 1950’s themed café. Established by Bennie Gray in 1977, the market is still owned by the Gray family and has recently undergone a 30th-Birthday facelift.

One of the great characters here, Evonne Muszkowska has had her stand, Evonne Antiques, at Grays for 20 years, selling antiques dating from 1880 to 1940, including photograph frames, hip flasks and, when we visited, a glass cocktail set by Hawkes, for £2500. Stand 351-353, 0207 491 0143

Anita Gray is the sister of the market’s founder Bennie Gray and a renowned expert and lecturer on oriental works of art. The Chinese and Japanese ceramics on her stand attract serious collectors and prices start at around £400. Stand 307-309, 020 7408 1638, For more oriental art, visit Bennie Grays’s brother Anthony’s stand, which has more affordable pieces, including snuff bottles dating from about 1720, form around £150. Stand H25-H28, 020 7408 1252.

In the Mews downstairs, you’ll find Mousa’s empire. He sells Bohemian, French and English glassware dating from the 19th century. Prices range from £40 for a single glass to £25,000 for a huge Bohemian vase. Stands E14-E15, C13-C19, C24-C25, B12-B17, A23-A29, 020 7499 8273

Elliot Lee specialises in tortoiseshell, horn and ivory objects, and has everything from clocks and a cannon-shaped cigar holder to silver-rimmed tankards with elephant-tusk handles. Stand 141-143, 07792 724 091

At their Hallmark stand, Raymond and Ralph sell everything from enamel jewellery boxes to more quirky items, such as a tiny silver model of a bathing hut made in 1898 and priced at £250. They also have beautiful silver tableware from the 1930’s. Stands 319 and 356, 020 7629 8757.


Upstairs in the Mews building, Biblion, 1/7 Davies Mews, W1K 5AB, 020 7629 1374., is a magnet for bibliophiles. This consortium of dealers sells antique books (how about a first edition by Dr Seuss or Roald Dahl?) and signed, limited edition prints and engravings by artists like David Hockney and Damien Hirst. If you budget won’t stretch that far, there are also lovely and much more affordable botanical prints.

Vintage fashion-seekers should head downstairs in the Mews building to Vintage Modes. 1/7 Davies Mews, W1K 5AB, 020 7409 0400 Like Biblion, this elegant shop is a consortium of dealers and sells clothes, bags, shoes and costume jewellery dating from the Victorian era to the 1990’s – the evening cloaks and gloves particularly caught our eye. Unlike other vintage clothes emporia, this shop smells faintly of lavender rather than moth balls, and the walls are lined with red velvet curtains."
Alice Rose, Homes & Gardens, April 09