Christies, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT
One of the most famous London auction houses, it has 14 salerooms dotted around the world, including ones in New York and Hong Kong. The website has information about buying, selling, and the costs involved.
Sotheby's, 34/35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA
The oldest of the big London auction houses, in 2000, this fine-art-specialist was the first to hold an online auction. A good website for first-timers.
Lots Road Galleries, 71/73 Lots Road, London SW10 0RN
This Chelsea auction house has huge variety of pieces, from contemporary furniture to fine art. Themed sales are planned throughout the year — visit the website for more information.
Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PD
As well as Lewes, there are branches in Bexhill, Worthing and Tunbridge Wells. Go here for antiques and fine art. Another good website for novices.
Cheffins, Clifton House, 1/2 Clifton Road, Cambridge CB1 7EA
Auctions at this East Anglian saleroom are varied — go along to a fine art sale, or pick up vintage motorcycle memorabilia. The website lists all auctions and dates, but you will need to phone or email for any more information.
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