Fairs, Markets, Shops and Centres


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Books and photos boom but ephemera fairs down in number

26 February 2024

Themed fairs are an added reason to head for Etc Fairs’ events held in London at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury WC1.

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With huge antiques centres already nearby, Gainsborough gains a dedicated fair

26 February 2024

The small town of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire is the perfect pitstop for antiques and vintage buyers, particularly the trade.

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Ten years of Faversham street bonanza

19 February 2024

Charles Dickens spent a great many chapters of his life in Kent, and had much to say about the Medway towns including Faversham, where he described “the queer little market square... the lop-sided little town hall with its big-faced clock and supporting pillars forming a little arcade, in which probably the merchants of Faversham do congregate”.

New and old events to look forward to

19 February 2024

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events has added an 11th event to her portfolio of markets in Surrey, Hampshire and west Berkshire.

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Go for vintage not mass market

19 February 2024

Focus on two events at the start of next month that offer an array of options for distinctive decorations

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Major collecting fest on the cards

12 February 2024

Picture-postcard collecting became a craze in Edwardian times and in the 21st century many of us are delighted collectors of these ‘windows on the world’.

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London arms fair finds new venue in Woodford Green

12 February 2024

The organiser of The London Antique Arms Fair had been searching for a new venue in which to hold the event throughout 2023.

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Yorkshire Dales antiques entrepreneur discovers another opportunity

12 February 2024

Young businessman who opened antiques centre and salvage yard launches a second venture

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Bear fair with a hospital

05 February 2024

Bear in mind 'Hugglets Bear Festival: The World of Teddy Bears' which runs on Sunday February 25 at Kensington Town Hall in London W8.

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Fashion fair for the style-savvy

05 February 2024

Among the vintage red-carpet moments at the recent Golden Globes film awards ceremony in Los Angeles, two actresses stood out. Elle Fanning wore a 1960s white silk gown by Pierre Balmain while Carey Mulligan looked to the archives for her exact replica vintage Schiaparelli dress from 1949.

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Chair of the Ephemera Society has plans for re-energising the group

05 February 2024

The new chair of the Ephemera Society, Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes, is making plans for the association.

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Put your money on a dark horse in Norfolk

29 January 2024

Blackdog Events is confident its new fair at a Norfolk racecourse is in the running to be a success.

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Vogue article lights the way for vintage lamps at So Last Century Vintage Fairs

29 January 2024

A recent piece in Vogue discusses this year’s interior design trends which include the attractions of provenance and sustainability of antique and vintage furniture and lighting that can really bring a room together.

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Taking giant steps: fleamarket launches at Olympic Park

29 January 2024

A new fair at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park called the Giant London Flea Market launches on February 18.

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Haddon powers on with 60 dealers booked for Essex event

22 January 2024

For Emma and Steve Cooper of Haddon Events, their calendar is a whirlwind of events in Essex, Hertfordshire and Greater London including antiques and vintage fairs, vintage fashion fairs, classic car and country shows and a community street event.

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B2B timeline: the basic essentials

22 January 2024

With Helen and Alan Yourston handing on their Malvern events, we take a look back at the story so far

Three Counties Showground in Malvern

New ownership for B2B Events’ Malvern showground events

15 January 2024

B2B Events has handed over the running of its fairs held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern to a newly formed company, B2B Fairs, owned by Debra Scadding and Sue McIntosh.

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Three London fairs to visit on the same day

15 January 2024

London will be thick with trade and private buyers attending the Decorative Antiques & Textile Art Fair and the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair, both held in the same Battersea Park venue during the week of this month ending on Sunday, January 28.

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Snow fails to put off punters at the Pavilion Gardens

15 January 2024

Fairs may be hit by snow and other weather hazards but stallholders and intrepid buyers try to carry on regardless.

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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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