Fairs and Markets

Antiques fairs and markets offer a great way to browse and buy.

With so many exhibitors or stallholders in one place you can view a lot of different items quickly and compare prices and quality.

Depending on the event, the first day or morning may be for reserved for trade buyers before the general public gain access.

Some antiques markets are held weekly whereas some fairs may be quarterly, biannual, once a year or have some other frequency. Check the Calendar section of this website for details or view the listings every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette newspaper.

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Fresh faces of the antiques fairs world

23 January 2023

Younger dealers are making names for themselves at fairs – here we chat to a couple of them about their work

Summer fairs cancelled

Shock closure of Olympia and Masterpiece summer fairs leaves dealer plans in disarray

16 January 2023

The 2023 edition of Masterpiece London and the summer Art & Antiques Fair Olympia have both been cancelled, leaving a crater in the capital’s summer season.

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London fairs scene under threat amid rising cost of staging events

16 January 2023

Brexit and decline in international exhibitors also blamed as Masterpiece is among the latest to close

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Hampstead Antique Emporium given stay of execution

16 January 2023

Asset of Community Value status breathes life into campaign to save Hampstead antiques centre

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BRAFA preview: Celebrate Art Nouveau in Brussels

16 January 2023

The BRAFA fair this year – and several of its exhibitors – has adopted the city’s theme for 2023

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Harrogate Pavilions forms a Yorkshire triangle of events

16 January 2023

At this month’s 'Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair', Elaine Phillips Antiques, a returning exhibitor, offers a pair of 17th century high-back oak chairs featuring finely carved details.

LAPADA Fair

News in Brief – including news of a new date for the relaunched LAPADA fair

16 January 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a new autumn date for the returning LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.

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Derwen event re-establishes roots at Welsh glasshouse venue

16 January 2023

Back among the ferns in the Norman Foster glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, will be 40 dealers including Richard Bebb who specialises in Welsh art.

Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

Art & Antiques Fair Olympia cancelled for summer 2023

12 January 2023

The summer edition of Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been cancelled by its organiser Clarion Events.

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium granted 'Asset of Community Value' status

12 January 2023

An antiques centre in Hampstead forced to close by its landlord has been recognised by Camden Council as an 'Asset of Community Value', delaying any potential sale to give community groups a chance to raise funds to buy it.

Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London cancelled due to rising costs and Brexit

09 January 2023

The parent company of Masterpiece London has decided to cancel the 2023 edition of the fair which had been due to take place this summer.

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Grandma’s Attic Fairs makes move to new Hampshire site

09 January 2023

An antiques fair which was traditionally held on New Year’s Day in Winchester since 1985 has moved to a new venue.

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Arthur Swallow Fairs has 'high hopes' for 2023

09 January 2023

“All things considered, it’s been a pretty good year and we have high hopes of 2023 being a cracker”, enthused Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs as he looked back at its fairs and markets in 2022.

York vintage fair future uncertain

09 January 2023

The triannual Antique Home & Vintage Fair organised by Richard Cawood of Antique Fair York was cancelled on January 1 due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

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Battersea Dec provides retail therapy

09 January 2023

Special showcase at the winter edition centres on very collectable shop advertising signs and fixtures

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First-timers and stalwarts all welcome at LARTA

09 January 2023

Two new dealers join the latest London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) this month.

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Organiser Keeley Rosendale hands over the reins of her vintage home shows

09 January 2023

Keeley Rosendale is giving up the vintage home fairs she has run as Discover Vintage since 2012 in Leeds, London and Manchester to spend more time with her family and concentrate on other projects.

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Protest planned at Hampstead Antique Emporium ahead of closure

04 January 2023

A group of traders at Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium have organised a protest on the last day before it closes.

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UK dealers star in TEFAF Showcase spot

02 January 2023

UK dealers Elliott Fine Art, Callisto Fine Arts, Ben Hunter and Willoughby Gerrish are among the chosen new galleries to exhibit at TEFAF Maastricht’s Showcase this year.

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Bermondsey builds on firm market foundations

02 January 2023

As fresh construction work finishes hopes are high in 75th anniversary year

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