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.

Visit a fair crammed full of the write stuff

26 September 2022

If your fountain pen is prone to leaking, as King Charles III’s unfortunate double mishap in Edinburgh and Belfast showed, then maybe pay a visit to the biannual specialist London Autumn Pen Show on October 9.

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Surprises in store at the ‘Horti’ show

26 September 2022

Many visitors to the popular Adam’s fair end up buying items they had not come for.

Whiteleaf Hill by John Nash

Chiltern Nash at British Art Fair

19 September 2022

The British Art Fair returns this month with a raft of Modern British artists including John Nash.

Dubliners

Big sales as Firsts and Tribal Art Fair open in London

19 September 2022

Major sales marked the opening days of two London fairs, Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair and Tribal Art London.

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A little contemporary thinking

19 September 2022

Sections catering to primary market Contemporary art are launching at the British Art Fair and the Decorative Fair.

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A local viewpoint for the Northern Antiques Fair

19 September 2022

A 1731 panorama of York listing 45 places of interest is a highlight at the Northern Antiques Fair.

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Corky goes east

19 September 2022

Jennifer Titmuss of Corky Events, who runs monthly antiques markets in St Albans and on Chiswick High Road, is on the move again as she launches a market in the E17 London Borough of Walthamstow with the first on Sunday, September 25.

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Enjoy a day on the tiles

19 September 2022

The annual Nottingham Tile Fair is a small specialist event with 10 dealers at the upcoming fair in St Jude’s Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham.

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Brocante’s growing success

19 September 2022

There are few antiques centres and even fewer fairs held in garden centres and nurseries but along has come news of The Potting Shed Brocante which ran at the King John’s Nursery in the Kent village of Etchingham earlier this month.

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Come for a kimono, leave with a necklace

19 September 2022

Serendipitous finds – and planned purchases – abound as antiques return to Ally Pally

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A taste of Florence in the autumn

19 September 2022

International trade converge at the Palazzo Corsini on the banks of the Arno for BIAF.

Goldsmiths' Hall

Goldsmiths' Fair celebrates 40 years with exhibition of 40 pieces of silver and jewellery

15 September 2022

As part of the next Goldsmiths' Fair this month 40 pieces from the Goldsmiths’ Company’s collection will be on display.

Ree Bong Sang painting

Frieze shows it has Seoul

12 September 2022

'Sky, Mountain, Forest,' a 1963 painting by Korean artist Ree Bong Sang (1916-70) was among the sales at the Frieze Masters section of the inaugural Frieze Seoul.

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Coins: BNTA's London showpiece event Coinex returns

12 September 2022

Coinex, the most important event on the British calender for many serious coin collectors, opens at the Biltmore Hotel in Mayfair on September 23-24.

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ATG letter: Good reception at Ally Pally

12 September 2022

A pleasure to see the IACF Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair back in action on September 4. A fair well above standard – not quite at the Olympia or Battersea level – and geared for people in the mid-price range.

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Deco delay but Dorking antiques fair thrives

12 September 2022

Chelsea event plans on hold for now but organiser is upbeat about Surrey fair and brocante.

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Film studios are flooding in, boosting Kempton antiques market

12 September 2022

What is likely to be very good news for Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques and his antiques markets at Kempton Park Racecourse is a film studio invasion at local Shepperton Studios, owned by the Pinewood Group.

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Vintage fair returns to Primrose Hill church

12 September 2022

Keeley Rosendale of Discover Vintage is looking forward to being back at St Mary’s Church (right) in Primrose Hill, north London, on Saturday, September 24, with her third vintage home show at this location – “a fabulous building”, she said.

Ruby joins in with Jay’s event

12 September 2022

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs has invited Ruby’s Vintage Fairs, aka Lyn Mistry and Yvonne Hockey to join her in the upstairs room at the antiques and collectors’ fair that she runs at the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson.

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Fair Preview: Banned books is the theme of this year’s Firsts

12 September 2022

A copy of 'Howl' signed by leading lights of the Beat literature scene in New York is on offer at 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair', where this year the theme is banned books.

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