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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Winter Olympia returns for second year in new format

23 August 2019

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, returns for the second edition in its new format this November.

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Buyers go large at an encouraging Olympia

15 July 2019

A 2m-wide early 1950s sofa offered for £7000 on the stand of The Modern Warehouse was one of the larger objects attracting buyers at the latest 'Art & Antiques Fair Olympia'.

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Full house for inaugural BADA ‘pop-up’ show in Pimlico, to include the 'James Bond desk'

25 June 2019

Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association have weighed in behind the trade body’s first curated exhibition, with the inaugural event now fully subscribed ahead of its launch tonight.

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Silver casserole tureen serves up early top sale at the Olympia fair

24 June 2019

A silver casserole tureen was among the highlight sales during the early hours of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

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Six places to see and buy art in London this weekend including Summer Olympia and Sorolla at the National Gallery

21 June 2019

In the closing weeks of June, London is packed with commercial shows, museum exhibitions and art fairs.

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Long runner: Summer Olympia fair gets two extra days for its 47th edition

19 June 2019

With a longer run and back to being branded as an independent event, the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia remains a stalwart for both the collector’s market and the decorative trade.

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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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