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.

Antiques Trade Gazette’s London Summer Capital of Art 2016

Culture minister endorses ATG’s 2016 London Summer Capital of Art supplement

06 June 2016

Antiques Trade Gazette’s London Summer Capital of Art 2016 supplement, published this week along with the weekly newspaper, has received the support of culture minister Ed Vaizey.

A view of the 2015 Olympia fair

Olympia to showcase new talent in June

12 May 2016

For the first time at a major UK event, next month’s summer Olympia is giving five ‘new’ dealerships the chance to experience an international fair.

Art Antiques Fair Olympia

Olympia fair gets a rebrand

08 March 2016

The organisers of the 44th Olympia antiques fair have announced a rebrand to emphasise the variety of the fair’s objects and give the event a more modern look.

Dealers back a seven-day Olympia fair

16 September 2015

The organisers of the ‘Olympia International Art Antiques Fair’ will shorten next year’s event from 11 days to seven following a poll of existing exhibitors.

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New Olympia fair for vintage toys

20 August 2015

A new fair at London’s Olympia venue aims to revitalise the market in antique dolls, teddy bears and toys by attracting a fresh generation of collectors.

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Bumper visitor numbers for London fair previews

30 June 2015

Last week in London, it was hard to know where to be or look as, alongside the major Impressionist and Modern art auctions, ‘Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair’ and ‘Masterpiece London’ at the Royal Hospital Chelsea coincided for the first time.

Antiques Young Guns honour their mentors

29 June 2015

The founders and sponsors of Antiques Young Guns hosted an awards ceremony at the ‘Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair’ to honour the 12 Antiques Heavy Artillery mentors who gave their time and expertise to mentor the finalists of the AYG of the Year Awards 2014.

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Knox’s 150th anniversary brings keen interest

04 July 2014

A strong selection of Tudric (pewter) and Cymric (silver) creations by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co was the focus of keen bidding at Bonhams’ decorative arts from 1860 sale in New Bond Street.

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Westminster renew pledge to Mayfair galleries at Olympia

19 June 2014

Westminster City Council will set out their detailed vision for protecting the art trade in Mayfair by the beginning of next year.

Changes unveiled for 2015 Summer Olympia

18 June 2014

In 2015, the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair will move its dates to the end of June, running from June 18-28 to coincide with Masterpiece fair and the major Impressionist and modern art auctions.

A snapshot of six sales so far at this year’s Summer Olympia fair

12 June 2014

William Cook sold an American civil war parade flag from 1863 for ticket price £8200 to a barrister from the north of England.

You shall go to the ball

22 April 2014

Alasdair Brown and Ingrid Nilson are organising a Dealer Dinner Dance on Tuesday, June 10, to coincide with the ‘Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair’ just next door to the fair at The Hilton London Olympia.

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Special exhibition of Archibald Knox metalwork at Olympia

17 February 2014

To mark the 150th anniversary of Archibald Knox’s birth, the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair will host a special exhibition celebrating the work of the Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts designer at this year’s fair.

Winter Olympia winners announced

11 November 2013

The 23rd Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair opened at Olympia in West London last week and as usual trade associations the BADA and LAPADA presented their respective best stand awards to exhibiting members.

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Olympia organisers work hard to meet dealers’ expectations

30 May 2013

Since ‘The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair’ was forced to close after 75 years in 2009, the ‘Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair’ has taken up the mantle of the grande dame of London’s summer fairs.

Olympia to debate the future of the gallery

28 May 2013

Are the costs of running a gallery still necessary in the face of technology and a changing market? That will be the subject up for debate on Monday, June 10, at the Summer Olympia fair.


Will Olympia fair be this year’s winter warmer?

09 November 2012

It seems only yesterday that the June Olympia fair closed its doors at the West London venue, but its wintry cousin is almost upon us.


How the West can look East

25 June 2012

ATG Editor Ivan Macquisten is pictured here chairing a debate at the Summer Olympia fair on how the West should adapt to the demands of the Asian market.

ATG to chair Chinese debate at Olympia

08 June 2012

ATG Editor Ivan Macquisten will chair a debate at this year’s Summer Olympia fair on the challenges facing the industry in breaking into the Chinese and Asian markets.


A year on and the wind is set fair for Olympia

30 May 2012

What a difference a year makes. The sea change of opinion among the trade on the subject of June Olympia over the past year has been pretty dramatic.