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.


Olympia fair welcomes venue redevelopment

16 October 2017

Clarion Events has welcomed the news that the Olympia exhibition site is to be redeveloped.


Olympia fair review – A stalwart in uncertain times

17 July 2017

The 'Art & Antiques Fair Olympia', the 45-year-old staple of the London summer calendar, finished its most recent run (June 25-July 1) to subdued reports.

Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

WATCH – “I’ve sold things at Olympia that I couldn’t sell at Masterpiece”

05 July 2017

This year was the 45th anniversary of the summer Olympia fair or, as it is now known, ‘The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia’. ATG visited during the middle of its latest run to gauge how exhibitors were finding the event this year.


Anti-ivory trade campaign group Action for Elephants descends on Olympia fair

03 July 2017

An action group that campaigns for the protection of elephants staged a protest against the trade in antique ivory outside Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, on Saturday afternoon (July 1).


Dealers report sales at Masterpiece London

03 July 2017

A set of four silver-gilt candlesticks priced at £350,000 by Koopman Rare Art, were among the top sales on the opening day of Masterpiece London last week.


Early sales at summer Olympia open 45th anniversary edition

27 June 2017

The 45th annual Art & Antiques Fair Olympia opened last night to bustling crowds and some early sales.


As Olympia fair faces anti-ivory protest, fair organisers stress abhorrence of modern poaching

26 June 2017

The organisers of the Olympia fair, which starts today (Monday 26 June), have reiterated their support for efforts to stop the illegal trade in poached ivory as the event faces a protest by elephant campaigners on Saturday, 1 July.


Olympia fair draws out designs for life

12 June 2017

Sue Norman is a practised hand at The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia (June 26-July 2). As an exhibitor at this west London event for 36 uninterrupted years, she knows the show well, is familiar with the crowd it attracts and approaches it strategically.


Q&A with Olympia returner James Brett

12 June 2017

Norwich dealer James Brett vowed to continue dealing when he sold 300 pieces of stock at a Sworders sale in 2010. He has been good to his word and this year returns to Olympia for the first time in seven years. ATG spoke to Brett about his business and the wider market.


Harry Moore-Gwyn offers Sir George Clausen works on paper at Olympia

12 June 2017

Harry Moore-Gwyn Fine Art brings a selection of 20 works on paper by English artist Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) to mark the 45th anniversary of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

Sadiq Khan

London mayor Sadiq Khan: ‘London’s art and antiques summer season is proof the city is open for business’

31 May 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has endorsed the publication of the Antiques Trade Gazette’s annual celebration of London’s summer season of fairs, exhibitions, auctions and events.


Olympia: facts and objects

30 May 2017

The grande dame of the UK summer fairs scene marks its 45th year in West Kensington


Interior design programme to guide buyers at Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

21 April 2017

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has this year launched a programme of interior design talks to run during its 45th annual summer edition.

Olympia 2016

A shorter run for the Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, as venue costs rise

08 November 2016

The 27th Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is set to run for six days in 2017, one day less than in previous years.

Crow - Olympia

Five frightful fancies: spooky stock at the upcoming Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia

29 October 2016

The 26th Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia opens for its preview on October 31 and visitors can get into the Halloween spirit by going for exhibitors’ spooky offerings.

Art Antiques London exterior

Triple threat: Three major fairs hold steady in the wake of Brexit concern

08 July 2016

It is two weeks since the first of the three major London summer fairs opened. With all three now concluded, ATG looks back on a summer season acknowledged as surprisingly successful.

Olympia interior

Fair play: Key numbers and sales at the Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia 2016

04 July 2016

More than 25,160 visitors attended the 44th annual Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia which concluded its seven day run yesterday.

Opening Day Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

A day at the fair: Views of the Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia

28 June 2016

The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia is the longest-running of the three major London summer fairs. Here are a few views of the fair captured during ATG's visit to the preview of the event now celebrating its 44th year.

Art Antiques Fair Olympia

Olympia opens its doors – 10 highlights from the 44th year of the summer fair

27 June 2016

Now in its 44th year, the fair rebranded this year as ‘The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia’ opens today with 160 dealers offering works ranging from antiquity to the present day.

A view of the 2015 Olympia fair

New survey shows antiques steep for young buyers but always in style

20 June 2016

A new survey shows that 25 to 34-year-olds form the group most likely in the UK to go to fairs or auctions – but the least likely to invest in antique furniture.