Darren Hudson first started his antiques career in 1992 when he went to work for the renowned dealer Patricia Harvey at her Marylebone shop and her Decorative Antiques Fair. After a few years of learning the decorative Antiques market he decided to venture out on his own and set up Hudson Grove Antiques and along with his friend David Groves took a shop neighbouring Patricia’s. Having run the shop successfully for many years, including moving to larger premises, Darren accepted the trend towards internet buying. Running a shop with its associated cost was making it difficult to be competitive. With that in mind he moved to a warehouse in 2015 and now operates through this website and continues to exhibit at the highly popular, thrice yearly, Decorative Antiques Fair. With the extra time not having to man a shop it allows more time for searching for the best things from around Europe and the UK. It also allows for Interior Designers, Trade and private clients to find the most interesting items at very competitive prices with a personal, friendly service. In 2016 he will be joined in the business by his girlfriend, Amber, who having proved herself in the past will be joining full time to help add a feminine eye to the business. They can now offer restoration, transport and are happy to search for specific pieces on their twice monthly trips to Europe.