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Specialist Dealer Call - April 2018

We are currently looking for dealers whom specialise in the following :- Modern Art / Maps & Print, Musical Instruments, Pine / Country Furniture,, Rugs & Carpets, Militaria (not weaponery), Books, Toy & Dolls


BBC Bargain Hunt - 27th June 2017

We were pleased to welcome Anita Manning and her Specialist Colleagues - David Harper and Danny Sebastian to the Centre for the latest filming of BBC1's Bargain Hunt.  This was aired on the 27th June 2017 on BBC1 and is available for viewing on BBC Iplayer for a period of time.

Talbot House was pleased to host, once again the days filming and an enjoyable day was had by the Celebrities and Contestants alike - there is always plenty for the Bargain Hunters to find from our Prestigious Centre being the largest in Dorking with around 60 Dealers to choose from across 4 floors and the added benefit of 7 day a week trading.

BBC Bargain Hunt - 12th June 2017

We were pleased to be hosts again for the BBC's Bargain Hunt who filmed again in our Centre with Anita Manning a few months ago - this episode was aired on BBC One on 12th June 2017.

Did you see us on TV !... If not, this can be viewed on BBC IPlayer for a period of time.


Celebrity Antiques Road Trip - November

Shown on BBC2 on 24th November 2016 - Celebrity Antiques Road Trip filmed in Talbot House Antique Centre earlier this year.  Antique Experts were Paul Laidlaw and Natasha Raskin - Celebrities were two Chefs - Aldo Zilli and Ching He Huang ..

February 2016

Talbot House Antique Centre was featured on BBC1 on the 29th February 2016 and 7th March 2016, we were pleased to host the latest filming from Dorking on the ever popular TV Show Bargain Hunt. Christina Trevanion is the guest presenter for these episodes.

Please feel free to mention that you saw Talbot House on TV on your next visit to our Centre ...

BBC Bargain Hunt
The latest two episodes that were filmed earlier in the summer at 'Talbot House Antique Centre' starring Tim Wonnacott, currently also appearing on BBC Strictly Come Dancing were aired on Tuesday 21st October 2014 and Friday 31st October 2014 on BBC1 at 12.15 pm - did you see us .. 'YES' ..... "YES"


We are pleased to announce that the BBC's Bargain Hunt joined us again on 23rd October 2013 at Talbot House Antique Centre for filming of further episodes. Tim Wonnacott and the guest experts, Thomas "The Planter" Plant and Claire Rawle - did you see them filming ? - ...  The First episode was on your TV Screens on 5th March and the Second episode was shown on the 21st March 2014 : DID YOU SEE THEM ?? YES !!

On your TV Screens Today - 10th June 2013
Second Episode filmed in our Antique Centre was aired on Monday 10th June 2013 at 12.15 pm - did you see it ...

On your TV Screens Today - 15th April 2013
Talbot House Antique Centre extended a warm welcome to the BBC's Bargain Hunt hosted by Tim Wonnacott and his production team.  A full day's filming took place in October last year and was shown on our TV Screens on 15th April 2013, this is excellent publicity for the Centre and shows our reputation as one of the countries Premier Antique Centres.  Look out for another episode to be shown in the near future.

More Filming in Talbot House - June 2012 ..

Talbot House Antique Centre and Dorking has yet again been used as a location set for the BBC to film - this time a slight twist on Antiquing in "Escape to the Country" which is due to be aired on our screens in the Spring 2013

Talbot House in the Press Again - Oct 2011

Mark Hill - Antiques & Collectables Expert - has been in our Centre a number of times over the past couple of weeks.  His recent article is based on Dorking, West Street and our Centre and in particular one of our Dealers - Judy Hill of Studio Art whom stocks in his words "a fantastic range of mid-century modern ceramics, glass, paintings and prints from Scandinavia, France, Italy, Germany and the UK.  Prices are keen, and I really love her 'look'".  Pictures of typical stock can be found on her Dealer page


Our ever popular Centre for TV filming will be hosts to a New TV Series to be broadcast on the BBC.  This New Series being commissioned will feature well known Celebrities and the programme will be titled Celebrity Antiques Road Trip..  We will keep you updated as more details become available.

SO Surrey Magazine - Editorial Feature
Talbot House Antique Centre is delighted to be featured in one of Surrey's Premier Magazines - 'SO Surrey' in the current edition May 2011, there has been a full page editiorial published exclusively on Talbot House, Dorking's Premier Antique Centre.

Our Royal Wedding Celebrations
To Celebrate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton (The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) we held a popular Celebratory Day on Saturday 30th April 2011, where Customers were treated to Champagne and Cakes as they browsed our Antique Centre to find their required purchases.  This was a highly delightful day, enjoyed by all those that attended.

New Look Talbot House
We are proudly pleased to announce our Exterior Makeover which was completed during March giving our impressive facade a Fresh Clean Contemporary Look whilst maintaining the Traditional aspects to our ever popular Centre.

More Filming in Talbot House
Talbot House warmly welcomes the BBC's 'Antiques Road Trip' filming one of their episodes for their forthcoming series 

Antiquarian - Eric Knowles (September 2010)
We were delighted also this week to welcome back our old friend Eric Knowles, he spent a whole day at the Centre filming for an episode for the new BBC Series 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is'.  This episode was aired on our screens on 18th February 2011 - did you see it ?

Talbot House on your Television Screens

We have recently been pleased to welcome filming from the ITV Show 'House Gift' with Tom Keane filming inside our Centre and the flamboyant Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen strutting his stuff in West Street on a lovely sunny afternoon.  This episode was aired on Monday 29th November 2010 - hope you saw it.

Photo of Eric Knowles
Antiquarian Eric Knowles known to most for his appearances on The Antiques Roadshow and in the BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine is no stranger to our Centre. In the past we have been fortunate to have Eric share his vast knowledge of Antiques with us by holding a highly successful valuation day with a light hearted evening talk on The Good, The Bad and The Downright Ugly.

Photo of Anthony Valentine
Talbot House Antique Centre has quickly made its presence known in Dorking since July 2008 with our Centre being opened by the Popular Actor - Anthony Valentine whom played George Wilson in Coronation Street. Having expanded and relocated into this elegant but substantial Georgian Grade II listed Building situated midway along Dorking's famous West Street, an internationally renowned focus for Antiques in the UK, from Ripley in Surrey where we first opened in July 1999 as Talbot Walk Antique Centre.