1. Absolute Vintage in Spitafields - Number one on my list of the best vintage and antique shops to visit is in Spitafields near Brick Lane called Absolute Vintage. It's full of colour coordinated vintage clothes which you would probably need and hour or two to properly rummage through, but it's full of great patterned and coloured dresses, shirts and skirts.Make sure to check out the great collection of vintage shoes they have on for sale, you can find great hidden gems such as vintage dr martens and Harrods brogues. Again you may need a bit of time to fully look around.
My favourite part about the shop is the beautiful collection of vintage silk scarves they have on display on the walls as well as the ones they sell! They have a large basket of vintage silk scarves that is great to rummage through if you have the time. I bought a beautiful Canadian scarf with a squirrel on it and look at those damn gorgeous dresses!! Plus don't forget their collection of vintage hats.
They also have a vast collection of adorable vintage bags and accessories as well as cute window displays and decorations. Make sure to have a proper look around as you may miss something you like on display, it is a treasure trove after all!