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.


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Olympia summer fair caters for decorative buyers and collectors

10 June 2019

French commode forms good example of selling strategy at long-standing London event

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BADA to host selling exhibition coinciding with Masterpiece and Olympia fairs

31 May 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to host a London selling exhibition for its members in June and July, coinciding with Masterpiece and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

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Summer Olympia takes to the floor

29 April 2019

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will take place on only one floor of the West London exhibition centre for its summer edition, a change from the event’s previous staging across two levels.

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New Saatchi art fair joins the summer line-up with just nine weeks to go

23 April 2019

A new art fair launching at the Saatchi Gallery this June is a late addition to the busy schedule of London’s summer art events.

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New look and extended run for summer Olympia as antiques fair separates from House & Garden Festival

27 March 2019

Organisers of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia have revamped its look, dates and marketing strategy for this year’s summer edition in a move to distinguish it from the simultaneous House & Garden Festival.

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Olympia London to be transformed in £1bn project as planning permission is granted

13 February 2019

A £1bn plan to revamp Olympia London, including the home of the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, has been approved by planners.

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Winter Olympia to return for satisfied exhibitors

05 November 2018

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is to return next year in its new format after dealers made significant early sales and said they were “very happy” with its latest staging,.

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Get into the spirit of buying at Winter Olympia 2018

22 October 2018

This year’s winter Olympia runs simultaneously with a festive fair on the level below.

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Clarion call: Winter Olympia to go ahead after sufficient sign-ups

06 August 2018

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been saved and will return this year in a new format thanks to commitment from more than 50 dealers.

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Winter Olympia saved thanks to dealer commitment

03 August 2018

‘The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia’ has been saved and will return this year in a new format thanks to dealer commitment.

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Clarion issues call for more dealer commitment as Winter Olympia deadline approaches

10 July 2018

The Winter Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia needs an additional dose of dealer commitment as the deadline to save the event approaches.

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Olympia fair faces challenging times

09 July 2018

West London fair’s June edition meets with mixed response from exhibitors.

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Exhibition venue Olympia set for £700m redevelopment

05 July 2018

The £700m redevelopment of events venue Olympia in west London is under way with plans expected to be submitted by September.

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Countdown to keep winter Olympia afloat

25 June 2018

The countdown to save winter Olympia has begun as the organisers warn that advanced dealer commitment is crucial.

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A day at the fair: some top spots around Olympia as the summer antiques event opens its doors

20 June 2018

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia opened this morning with around 150 dealers exhibiting as a large standalone section in the House & Garden Festival.

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Winter Olympia given fresh hope with new format

19 June 2018

Clarion Events has offered officially to run the November edition of Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia in a new format this winter.

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The Olympia challenge – can fair maintain its loyal base after combining with three lifestyle events?

04 June 2018

The challenge for the organiser of 'Art and Antiques Olympia' is to carry the fair into the future without altering the fabric of the venerable event.

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Olympia 2018 – Long-running fair aims to widen audience in tie-up with House & Garden Festival

24 May 2018

When Olympia opens its doors on June 20, visitors coming through the venue’s entrance on Olympia Way will immediately notice something different going on this year.

Guess who’s coming to London for the 2018 summer season

24 May 2018

Dealers are heading to the capital from far and wide for the 2018 summer art and antiques season.

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Olympia location with a house and a garden

19 February 2018

With several months to go before the next edition of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia opens, fair director Mary Claire Boyd says that 2018’s event will feature a different format from past years and anticipates around 30,000 visitors to attend the revamped event.

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