Alexandra Palace fair

Dating back to the early-to-mid 1980s, the art and antiques fair at Alexandra Palace in north London is a long-running event known colloquially as ‘Ally Pally’. Three main organisers have run the event since its launch.

Organisers IACF announced that its September 2022 edition at the venue would be its last before a new event at the venue was launched by Paul Kelly. Kelly who also organises Bermondsey Market Antiques Market in south London, was a former director of Nelson Events which organised fairs at Ally Pally pre-IACF.


Organiser of relaunched Ally Pally event needs more stallholders to get on board

15 January 2024

A last urgent call to rally antiques and vintage dealers to sign up to the Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors’ Fair has gone out from the organiser.

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Review of the year: Revived events fly the flag in 2023

18 December 2023

The return of Ally Pally and glass fairs helped to spread good cheer along with centres expanding

The Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors’ Fair

Ally Pally antiques fair plea for support

30 October 2023

Dealers are being asked to support the well-known antiques fair at Alexandra Palace in north London that has announced its plans for 2024.


Ally Pally Antiques & Collectors’ Fair is back in business

17 July 2023

The organiser of the revived north London fair now hopes to expand the event with more dealers and a greater range.


Ally Pally prepares for relaunch

26 June 2023

New organiser reveals strong trade interest and visitor pre-bookings for the eagerly awaited event


Ally Pally fair back in business

20 March 2023

North London event is revived as organiser who used to be involved launches a revamped summer edition

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New management to bring back Ally Pally antiques fair

15 March 2023

Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair (APACF) has been set up to bring back the long-running event in north London with a date scheduled for the summer.

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IACF says September Ally Pally fair was last

05 December 2022

The annual antiques and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace is no more.

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It’s farewell Ally Pally, but a heartfelt welcome to Redbourn

05 December 2022

IACF calls time at north London venue and launches an event just to the north


IACF relaunches Ally Pally fair

22 August 2022

Traders welcome the return of the organiser’s only London event which was last held in 2020

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Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair cancelled

01 September 2021

Fair organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 due to a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

Forced to call time on the Ally Pally fair after 25 years

06 November 2006

AFTER a quarter of a century, Lindy Berkman has been forced to call time on her antiques and collectors’ fairs held five times a year at Alexandra Palace.