Adams Antiques Fairs

Fair organiser Adams Antiques Fairs runs monthly events at The Royal Horticultural Hall in London. The antiques fair affectionately known as ‘The Horti’ has been going since the early 1970s and is the longest-running monthly Sunday antiques fair in the capital. 

Adams Antiques Fairs is owned and run by Matthew Adams, a dealer-turned-fair organiser. He also runs the Frock Me! vintage fairs, held at both Chelsea and Kensington Town Halls.


Adams looks back on 35 years of Horti fairs

06 May 2024

When Matthew Adams started out as a dealer in the early 1980s, the constant cry from fellow dealers was “there are too many fairs”, he says.


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.


Horti fair back after the holiday

28 August 2023

Long-running monthly event misses out August but the gap can encourage both buying and selling

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Fairs boost security amid thefts alert

07 August 2023

Market and fair organisers have told ATG they are bolstering security following a spate of recent thefts targeting the jewellery trade.


Youth of today love a good fair

21 November 2022

London event organiser says many visitors post-pandemic restrictions are new to antiques


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.


Coronavirus: Adams fairs and IACF postpone London events under government regulations

28 July 2020

Two more UK fair organisers have called off events as the closure of conference and event venues has been prolonged.


How Adams Antiques Fairs' London event went ahead before future dates were postponed

23 March 2020

The round of applause that broke out for fair organiser Matthew Adams at the Royal Horticultural Halls on Sunday, March 15 was loud and, exhibitors said, very well-earned.

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Picture special: how the show went on for Adams Fairs in London on Sunday

19 March 2020

Despite coronavirus concerns, dealers came out in support of Adams Antiques Fairs staging its monthly London event last Sunday - ahead of postponement of future dates


Fair organiser Matthew Adams celebrates a special birth

13 May 2019

Thirty years ago organiser Matthew Adams launched his antiques fair held at the Royal Horticultural Halls.


Trading right until closing time at Adams Antiques Fair - a picture special

04 February 2019

Adams Antiques Fairs rewards stall-holders who last the course.

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Trading right until closing time: Adams Fairs has an innovative way of discouraging early leavers

28 January 2019

A full house, a good balance between trade and private buyers and happy stall holders: Adams Antiques Fair in Victoria, London is doing something right. ATG went along to its latest event to find out what.


Leaving it late is just what fair organiser Adams wants

30 May 2017

Matthew Adams has announced that he has been able to fit in an extra date in June for his monthly Sunday antiques fairs held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London’s SW1.