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.


Marylebone fest is back in antiques-rich area

15 May 2023

After a four-year absence the Church Street Antiques Fair is returning to Marylebone in London on Sunday, June 11.


Coronation fever at Arthur Swallow Fairs

15 May 2023

A coronation theme was taken up by some of the dealers at Arthur Swallow Fairs’ three-day decorative home and salvage show at Ripley Castle, near Harrogate.


London Map Fair reaches outwards

08 May 2023

The London Map Fair, which bills itself as the world’s oldest and largest event of its kind, is widening its scope.


Take a peak at Buxton

08 May 2023

The picturesque spa town of Buxton in the Peak District will once again host its long-running annual fair.


Bloomsbury Book Fair springs forward

08 May 2023

A copy of Johann Kraft’s 'Pomona Austriaca' (Fruit Trees of Austria) featuring both the French and German texts as well as 100 hand-coloured plates is on offer at this spring’s Bloomsbury Book Fair Spring Event.


PBFA event: They’ll love it in London

08 May 2023

The PBFA’s London International Antiquarian Book Fair takes place on May 20-21. Book dealer and PBFA publicity manager Jeremy Carson explains to ATG what to expect this year


Firsts fair commits to spring slot in future

08 May 2023

'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair' is returning to its usual May schedule this year and is committed to a spring date.


News in Brief including news of the exhibitor line up at the next LAPADA fair

08 May 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including LAPADA releasing a floorplan of its September flagship fair.


Two’s company in Cambridge

08 May 2023

Sarah Key and Phil Salin celebrated 30 years at the helm of the PBFA’s Cambridge Premier book fair in February. They chat to ATG about changes facing the fair, recent trends in the trade – and working together as a married couple


Brocante bonanza in the east of England

08 May 2023

Lawns of a Norfolk hall form the venue for another event staged by Blackdog in a beautiful setting


West Sussex event benefits from the ‘triangle’ location

08 May 2023

Fair in Petworth benefits from its setting near to a famous National Trust’s property and an 'antiques destination' town


Big Apple TEFAF all set to open

08 May 2023

TEFAF New York returns this year to the Park Avenue Armory from May 12-16.


Love Fairs on track with two extra events

08 May 2023

So popular are Love Fairs’ events at both Brighton and Lingfield racecourses that organiser Donny Mann has added an extra annual fair to each event.


Kean kept a low profile but is now in the spotlight

08 May 2023

The stand-free fair, 'Eye of the Collector', returns to London this May for its third physical edition.


Fair previews: Up to London from Down Under

08 May 2023

Australian dealer coming to the UK for Firsts describes the attractions of the Chelsea event


Portrait depicts the last king to reign before Charles III

01 May 2023

Gallery Rountree Tryon brings to Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair a portrait of the last king to reign before Charles III – George VI.


Royal memorabilia to be spotted at the Petworth fair

01 May 2023

Sarah Colegrave Fine Art, a regular at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, will bring a chair from the investiture of the Price of Wales in 1969.


Son of prolific artist Robert Lenkiewicz opens gallery in south Devon town

01 May 2023

An addition to the businesses on the Ashburton Antiques Trail is Reuben Lenkiewicz Fine Art & Antiques Gallery, which is run by the son of the charismatic, renowned and prolific artist Robert Lenkiewicz who died in 2002.


Two to look out for at the Battersea Dec fair

01 May 2023

Shown is a finger bowl made by James Powell of Whitefriars Glass for Victoria’s coronation banquet given by the Corporation of London on November 9, 1837.


Female quartet launches collective art fair

24 April 2023

A small Modern British art fair is launching in Aldeburgh this summer to coincide with the town’s historic music festival.