Fairs, Markets, Shops and Centres


Photo fair back by popular demand

28 February 2022

At last October’s Bloomsbury Book Fair organiser Etc Fairs ran a concurrent photography event. It was such a success that it is being repeated as part of the 40-dealer book fair on Sunday, March 13, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury.

It’s been Brill, but time to move on

28 February 2022

Five years ago Lewis Walduck was a 13-year-old horology-mad schoolboy when he took over the small monthly antiques fair held in the village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.


Praise be for centres and fairs that revive old churches

21 February 2022

Where once churches were dismantled following dwindling congregations and the prohibitive cost of their upkeep, many redundant premises, often fine examples of Victorian Gothic architecture, have been transformed as community hubs.


Calling in to busy Kempton Park

21 February 2022

Snapshot of the successful Sunbury event that has been around for over 40 years

Allen holds third event in Norfolk

21 February 2022

Mandy Allen, owner of the Shirehall Plain Antiques Centre in the Norfolk town of Holt, is launching a third antiques and collectors’ fair in the county.


That’s your queue for action: Woking fair proves popular

21 February 2022

Organisers’ first Woking Leisure Centre event attracts trade buyers well before opening


Pughs step down from Carmarthen but the popular event will continue

14 February 2022

Organisers put control into fresh hands after nearly 30 years of organising the fleamarket


Dealers continue appliance of science despite fair demise

14 February 2022

The Antique Scientific Instruments Fair ran for 30-plus years but sadly is no more, with its last outing taking place under the banner of the Scientific Instrument Society held as part of the Antique Arms Fair in London in September 2019.

Lamb Arcade

Hungerford centre owner takes over Oxfordshire's Lamb Arcade with pledge to upgrade premises

07 February 2022

Adrian Gilmour, owner of the Hungerford Antiques Arcade, has acquired the Lamb Arcade in Wallingford.


Antiques on High influence set to grow as firm expands

07 February 2022

Vincent Page, the owner of three antiques centres under the brand name of Antiques on High, is considering looking for a social media influencer to grow the business.

Pay on the day chance at Malvern Flea

07 February 2022

Helen Yourston of B2B Events said it has sold out of pre-booked outside pitches at their Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair on Sunday, February 13, but plenty of cash pay-on-the-day slots are available.


No money – will a heartfelt song do?

07 February 2022

Although the Victorians rather liked what they called comic Valentines, which were purportedly just a bit of fun and mischief but were often grotesque and cruel, predominantly their Valentine’s cards depicted cupids and poetical posies.


So Last Century starts new event

31 January 2022

Alan Old’s So Last Century Fairs in south London have a strong following where Mid-century furniture, homewares, posters, prints, charts and particularly lighting find a steady stream of buyers.

Steel and Jones take the reins with new fair at Ascot Racecourse

31 January 2022

Optimism among fair organisers remains high. David Steel who, as Tree of Ages Antiques runs an antiques fair in Charlwood, Surrey, is launching a new event.


Dealer Nicholls rates Ardingly as a smash hit

31 January 2022

IACF Ardingly in January had a very enthusiastic thumbsup Tweet from Worthing dealer Henry Nicholls.


Midcentury Modern fair is back at Dulwich College in March

31 January 2022

Sixty-plus years after it arrived, the modernity of Mid-century design and the volume of it on the market continues to appeal to both dealers and buyers.


Handy if you have time to spare

24 January 2022

Horology dealer who will stand at Lingfield says buyers are keen to do repairs themselves


Chorus of approval for Woking event

24 January 2022

Stall numbers are looking good at around 160 for Grandma’s Attic Fairs’ new antiques and vintage fair at Woking Leisure Centre which launches on Sunday, February 6.

Fairs and markets news in brief: events from London to Suffolk

24 January 2022

An update of events from Norfolk , Suffolk and London

Updates from Grandma’s Attic and Guildhall Antique Fairs

22 January 2022

News in brief from fairs in the UK regions.