The Lanes Armoury is based in the very centre of the world famous Brighton Lanes and owned by the Hawkins brothers, Mark and David.
Over the century our client list has expanded from Postmen to Presidents from Reverends to Royalty, but we pride themselves on principals of courtesy and assistance that is equal for all. Every sale is important, as is every client. Only our inventory of books is too huge to list on our website. Our company also offers an ‘Inspiration Service’ for those in need of a gift or even an idea for the new collector, who may wish to start collecting, without knowing in what direction to proceed. We can guide you through a few simple inquiries to find the perfect and unique gift or the start of a collection. Every day we buy and sell little pieces of history, albeit a portion of a
My brother and I have over 80 years’ combined personal experience in this profession, our family has been family traders and merchants based in Brighton old town for generations, in fact going back well into the 19th century. The original family antique export company, in which we both started our early careers, was one of the largest and influential companies of its kind in Europe. So trading and sourcing
We are located in the very
The Lanes Armoury is in the old Lanes [now called the South Lanes] in Brighton, East Sussex, the glorious south coast town, that is now a city, that was listed in the Domesday Day book, the 11th Century Census of England, but only truly made famous by the Prince Regent, later King George IVth, and his Palace, the
The Lanes Armoury
26 Meeting House Lane
Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed