This historic street once home to William Mullins, a pilgrim father who sailed on the Mayflower to America on the September 16th 1620, West Street also saw the opening of Dorking’s first Methodist Chapel, opened by John Wesley on November 22nd 1772. Now home to the finest individual antique shops and antique centres along with high quality retailers, this oldest street in this historic market town boasting buildings dating back to the 16th century makes the perfect environment for an elegant range of collectables. Complementing this regionally famed antique quarter are contemporary interior designers, a fashion boutique, outstanding restaurants, cafes, Inns, jewellers and art galleries etc.
West Street has over 150 specialist antique dealers in 18 shops selling a diverse range of items from medieval to modern day, including furniture, porcelain, clocks, textiles, prints, paintings, urns, armoury and guns. The fashion boutique stocks a number of top names including Margaret Howell, Vivienne Westwood and Nicole Farhi with accessories to suit.
Over the years the West Street traders have earned a reputation for their warm hospitality to collectors and browsers alike this can be sampled at their popular annual street festivals. Twice yearly, the shops open till late for special events that include live music, unusual stalls and of course plenty of seasonal cheer