A town like no other,
Castle and Cathedral dominating the skyline
a river meandering through.
A history dating to Roman times.
Houses built by Napoloenic prisoners of war.
A landscape that surrounds the town to take your breathe away.
An interesting population many of whom have lived here since birth
and who declare with pride
"I am a Mullett."
A Mullett is the name given to anyone actually born within the town.
Artists and musicians abound.
Festivals and theatre trails
art and concerts from rock to gentle classical.
Heres a little taste of the town and some of its people.........
|our lovely mayor James Stewart|
|I KNOW....Superheros even come here!|
Antiques and Interiors in Arundel.
Looking for antiques or interior pieces? Something interesting for your home.
Maybe a cheap and cheerful battered bargain to paint and up cycle with your own individual style.
Or a beautiful investment decorative item that you can put immediately in pride of place.
Your taste in interiors could be traditional or it might be contemporary. Possibly even bordering on the wacky. Alternatively you might just want to browse and see what catches your eye and suits your wallet.
Arundel with its diverse collection of individual shops ,warehouses and car boots, could hold the answer. Lets start with the latter. If you have never driven down to Ford airfield bleary eyed at 7.30 on a Thursday or Saturday morning you've missed a treat.
The car boot starts early . Sellers queue and snooze in cars and vans from around 3am. Some come for miles as Ford Car Boot is renowned for being the best in the area. Vendors even travel from France and Holland.
You COULD saunter down later in the morning after a leisurely breakfast. But you would miss the buzz. Trade and private buyers alike, dashing to peer into the backs of unloading vans and cars. The deal often clinched before the item has even seen the light of day. You'll possibly walk back to your car clutching a real gem of a bargain. But if you haven't found that perfect item ,there are local flower and book sellers, bread stalls and coffee stands to help you cope with disappointment.
And there's always next week.
|French Loft i|
Back in Arundel itself and within a very short walk along Tarrant Street you will find
Dinky Donkey Delights
and Nineveh House.
has a myriad of antique and vintage items of furniture or small collectables.
For contemporary items for your home
there's Sparks Yard
Lavender House and Garden
If its art you want look no further than the
Zimmer Stewart gallery
or Arundel Art Room.
and The Project Gallery in Arundel High Street.
While you wander, do look beyond the main streets, for Arundel holds so many hidden gems.
Go inside the arcade in Tarrant Street and check out the Walking Stick Shop jam packed with hundreds of antique canes.
If you are looking for an antique picture restorer you'll find one in Tarrant Street.
|Antiquities in Tarrant Street.|
In Arundel High Street, there is the Old Print Shop,
Spencer Swaffer Antiques,
Bridge Antique Centre
Arundel Antiques Warehouse
Maybe stop at the vintage style cafe, Lula Mae for sustenance.
Venture over the bridge and down the little alley next to William Hill. Turn left at the end and you will find the only remaining buildings of the 19th century Arundel Swallow Brewery. Relatively untouched, the three large brewery warehouses are now home to decorative antique and interiors showrooms in the quirkiest of settings.
French Loft's warehouse showroom,
and Nass Interiors
All trade from what is fast becoming a snoopers paradise.
You will need to drive to The Vinery at Poling just outside Arundel,
It's one of the areas best kept antique shopping secrets and well worth investigating.The site was for many years a mushroom farm. Now the long tunnels are home to antique dealers and restorers. There is even a shipper should you want to send antiques to far flung destinations.
Most are open in the week and Saturday morning, but be aware the gates are closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Steve Belt Antiques and Shipping
One of our most favourite places is
There are antique and interiors traders working from all manner of places. If its antique mirrors you want, you might want to contact Clealls Antiques at Lyminster who work by appointment.
For details of antiques and interiors venues and their opening times go to ;