Olympia Fair

The London Olympia exhibition venue in Kensington was designed by Henry Edward Coe and first opened its doors in December 1886. It has hosted an annual summer art and antiques fair since 1972 which has been a fixture in the London art and antiques calendar ever since.

The event is currently run by Clarion Events who also organise the annual Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia.


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

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.

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A taste of Olympia: Buteux sauceboat buy

28 November 2022

A silver sauceboat made in London, 1731, a scarce remaining work by Huguenot female maker Elizabeth Buteux, was one of the highlight sales at the recent Winter Art & Antiques Olympia Fair.

In Flight by Pierre Le Faguays

Olympia takes Flight as fair opens in challenging climate

07 November 2022

Sales were hard won at times during the opening days of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

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Mid-range sales of practical Georgian furniture among sales at Winter Olympia

07 November 2022

One of the best places to find furniture from across the ages this autumn was the 'Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia'.

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Auctioneer renowned for woodworking tool sales offers art collection at Olympia fair

31 October 2022

An exhibition of pictures comes to the next 'Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia' from an unexpected source: the auctioneer in antique woodworking tools David Stanley.

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

November Chelsea fair now postponed due to lack of exhibitors

17 October 2022

The owners of the Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair have postponed its planned November 1-6 event due to insufficient exhibitor numbers.

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Olympia fair proves to be a golden oldie

11 July 2022

Return of the physical event underlines continued value of doing business the traditional way

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Early trading brings brisk sales at TEFAF

27 June 2022

The TEFAF Maastricht fair opened with a raft of high-value sales last week.

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SUMMER OF ART AND ANTIQUES: Introduction - get ready for events galore

13 June 2022

The summer season is back in force. For the first time since 2019 there is a wealth of major art and antiques events for eager buyers and dealers.

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Olympia: A grand day out

13 June 2022

The summer Art & Antiques Fair is now running in Olympia Grand, the largest of the halls.

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Clarion brings down prices for summer at the Olympia Grand

21 March 2022

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia returns for its first in-person summer event in two years – at lower prices than before the pandemic.

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Jewellery and picture sales buoyant as Olympia makes return

22 November 2021

After two years of Covid-19 disruption The Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia finally reopened its doors in west London.

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Wartime work showing soldiers in Normandy joins Olympia fair highlights

27 October 2021

A “vanishingly rare” oil by Barnett Freedman (1901-58) showing a newly liberated Normandy town shortly after D-Day is among the star exhibits at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia in London.

The Winter Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia

Winter Olympia is back with 70 dealers standing

20 September 2021

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Winter Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia in west London is returning.

Summer Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

Summer Olympia fair cancelled as coronavirus restrictions continue

02 February 2021

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia 2021 scheduled for this summer has been cancelled.

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Clarion implements refund contingency for Winter Olympia fair

21 September 2020

A refund plan for exhibitors at the planned Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been announced by organisers should government restrictions make it impossible to run.

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Temperature checks and wide aisles: Olympia unveils plans for safety at winter fair

31 July 2020

Organisers of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia have reiterated that the event will go ahead and have announced measures to ensure safety for visitors and exhibitors.

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Olympia set to return in November offering the art and antiques trade a boost

17 June 2020

Dealers and organisers are looking forward to Winter Olympia on the date that the summer fair would have opened.

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