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.


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.


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,.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Olympia fair faces challenging times

09 July 2018

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Clarion debates future of winter Olympia fair

06 November 2017

The doors have closed on what could be the final edition of the 'Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia' after almost three decades.


The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia to cease in current format from 2018

02 November 2017

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will cease running in its present set-up following the current edition, which ends this Sunday.

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Winter Olympia offers broader appeal for exhibitors and visitors

23 October 2017

Dealers head for London looking for some pre-Christmas cheer.


Dealer brings poster exhibition to Olympia

23 October 2017

“Winter Olympia falls at a time of year when it isn’t competing with 1001 other fairs and provides a good opportunity for pre-Christmas shopping,” says James Manning of Manning Fine Art.