Kensington Church Street now has the greatest concentration of antiques dealers in London and it is always a pleasure to visit. There are many great dealers in the road but my favourite by some distance is Eddy Bardawil. Mr Bardawil deals predominantly in 18th century English furniture and those who subscribe to the lazy modern notion that all antique furniture is «boring brown» need to visit asap. Mr Bardawil is particularly interested in mahogany furniture with incredible colour and surface patination and will not buy anything that has had its original surface tampered with or repolished. He has helped steer me towards quality pieces for my collection and made sure that I have stayed away from poorer pieces that I might otherwise have bought. A visit to his gallery is highly recommended and, although furniture dealers in London are never cheap, he is much more«realistically» priced than most of his competitors. Whether buying or simply browsing you will certainly be given a friendly welcome.