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.

Prime minister Boris Johnson

Art and antiques sector cheered by easing of lockdown

01 March 2021

Plans for shop reopenings, new fair dates and rescheduled auctions are under way as the art and antiques sector welcomed the news of the government ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown in England.

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Fair organisers and dealers wait for green light

22 February 2021

It’s fingers crossed again as new provisional fair and market dates are chalked in

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Contemporary fair heavyweights count on digital for now

22 February 2021

As the pandemic continues to upend the art market calendar, two heavyweights of the Contemporary art and design fair scene are going digital.

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Frieze launches ‘pop-up gallery’ space

22 February 2021

Frieze is opening No 9 Cork Street, an initiative housed in two converted townhouses that will accommodate visiting galleries throughout the year with a focus on Modern and Contemporary art.

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Barbara Jones sketchbook offered at Firsts online winter edition

15 February 2021

A sketchbook by English artist and muralist Barbara Jones (1912-78) is among the items for sale at 'Firsts Online: Winter Edition'.

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Decorative fair teams up with Bonhams for 350-lot auction

08 February 2021

These 19th century carved stone lions form part of a 350-lot auction put together in a joint collaboration between Bonhams and The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF).

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Virtual Mayfair event 'more accessible' but lacks 'buzz of a well-attended event'

08 February 2021

As with many events, this year’s Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair was unable to go ahead in its usual format at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

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'I know customers will be back' says antiques centre owner

08 February 2021

A jewellery dealer for 28 years, Jane Finnegan owns Durham House Antiques in Stow-on-the Wold, an antiques centre which she bought two years ago.

Holt has high hopes for May or June

08 February 2021

Deco dealer Marcus Potts usually runs his Antiques @The Holt antiques fairs at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire on a biannual spring/autumn basis.

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Tribal Art London reports increased numbers of online visitors

08 February 2021

This Karamojong headrest from Uganda was one of more than 100 objects offered at Tribal Art London’s (TAL) online event, Spirit Animals. It was sold by tribal art specialist Kezhia Field for £450.

Petworth dealers walking in front of Petworth House

Dates set for Petworth fair this year

05 February 2021

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is scheduled to take place in May this year, restrictions allowing.

Chelsea Antiques fair

Chelsea Antiques Fair is to return later this year under new ownership

04 February 2021

New owners have taken over Chelsea Antiques Fair and are planning an event later this year.

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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New online fair dates as lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions continue

02 February 2021

A raft of online events and fairs have been launched as coronavirus restrictions continue in the UK and Europe while some physical events have also been planned for the autumn.

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New autumn date for TEFAF Maastricht

28 January 2021

TEFAF Maastricht has been postponed and the fair is now planned for an in-person event this autumn.

Bermondsey Antiques Market

New management for Bermondsey market

25 January 2021

Bermondsey Antiques Market is under new management and will return to trading once lockdown restrictions ease.

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LARTA’s online coverage as 11th edition gets underway

25 January 2021

Usually held on the mezzanine of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) migrates online this year with an extended run.

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Dealer offers epic Habsburg poem on vellum at Stuttgart Rare Book Fair

25 January 2021

Presented on vellum with luxury colouring and illuminated with silver and gold, this is a rare first edition of Theuerdank.

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Palm Beach Show set to run as live event in February

25 January 2021

The annual winter fair schedule in the Sunshine State has been upended by the pandemic but one of its anchor events plans to go ahead.

Bermondsey Antiques Market

Bermondsey market reborn for 2021

25 January 2021

Famed south London market will open again under new management when conditions allow

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