Picture-perfect Petworth in West Sussex is one of Britain's leading antiques towns. Traders are friendly so get chatting as you make your way through the covered Antiques Market where you'll find everything from fine silver and decorative furniture to fun retro pieces. Then explore the warren of cobbled streets and discover a treasure trove of independent shops and dealers. For a pit stop, try The Hungry Guest on Lombard Street for a coffee and cake in their pretty garden.
Words by Tamara Lancaster. The Iris Letter July 2017.