Major Art & Antiques Fairs

Antiques for Everyone

 2-5 April 2020: NEC Birmingham

You won't want to miss the largest art antiques and interiors fairs in the UK. Antiques for Everyone features over 250 specialist dealers offering for sale a huge variety of desirable rare and unique exhibits at prices from £10 to £100000. The fair attracts visitors from all over the world and is a cornucopia of covetable furniture art carpets sculptures silverware clocks rare books arms and armour and antiquarian maps. Popular specialist and author Judith Miller from the BBC's Antiques Roadshow will be giving daily talks on buying art and antiques in the current market as well as offering top tips on what's hot.

Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair

 6-8 March 2019: The Pavilion, North Parade Road, Bath BA2 4EU

 01278 784912

Known for its eclectic mix of decorative antiques textiles folk art Mid-Century design and garden antiques this fair is known in the antiques trade as an excellent source of fresh to the market stock – hence the large queues around the building on opening day. See their website for a free ticket.

 24-27 Sept 2020: Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

 020 8742 1611

The fair champions British art from 1900 to the present day. Some 60 leading dealers show works by the great names of the 20th century: Bacon, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hockney. Hodgson, Lanyon, Lowry, Moore, Nash, Piper, Riley, Scott, Spencer and Sutherland to name a few. Alongside these will be a large selection of work by emerging and established contemporary artists some of whom already have achieved international reputations - like Hirst, Emin and Grayson Perry - as well as work by emerging artists who may be the stars of tomorrow.

 25-27 Sept 2020: Haynes International, Sparkford, Somerset BA22 7LH

Launched in 2016 the fair has a vibrant mix of over 50 exhibitors from across the UK and Europe and members of the Antiques Young Guns movement have injected a whole new dimension to the event bringing with them an audience who have inspired a new generation to mix antiques and C20th design in the modern home. For a free ticket visit their website.

 27 Feb - 1 Mar 2020: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

 (0)20 7845 4600

Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design. Now in its 16th year, Collect brings together international galleries from across the globe by the world’s leading contemporary artists and designers: from ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles to makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques. This year galleries from five continents, representing over 400 international artists, will showcase exceptional and breakthrough designer making in all its possibilities. The fair also includes Collect Open, where 12 ambitious individual makers/duos, selected by an expert panel, will present outstanding and conceptual new work and large-scale installations. Tickets can be purchased via the Crafts Council website.

 21-26 January 2020: The Marquee, Battersea Park, London SW11

 020 7616 9327

More than 150 dealers from the UK and Europe will be at the Fair with a variety of antique and 20th century design drawn from sources around the world dating from the early 1700s to 1970: furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass, architectural elements and garden artefacts. Works of art from all periods to the contemporary – paintings, prints and sculpture. The January 2020 Fair celebrates Alice in Wonderland: An Adventure in Decoration.The display will demonstrate the ability to add humour and fun to interior design through the use of accessories. In January, The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair takes place up on the Mezzanine, with 18 dealers exhibiting colourful carpets, folk rugs, tribal weavings, and textiles from around the world.

 21-26 Jan 2020: Battersea Park, London SW11

 07976 826218

The London Antique Rug and Textile Fair (LARTA) is the only specialist UK fair dedicated to antique rug and textile art. View and purchase items originating from the Anatolia the Caucasus Persia Central Asia India and China as well as from Europe and Africa and from all periods up to the early 20th century. On offer will be eye-catching showstoppers alongside rare collectors' items and affordable furnishing pieces.

London Art Fair

 22 - 26 Jan 2020: Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 0QH

Now in its 27th edition London Art Fair presents over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th Century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent. The Fair attracts visitors with a genuine passion for art from experienced collectors to those buying their first original work.


 25 June -1 July 2020: South Grounds, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR

 020 7499 7470

Masterpiece London is set to be one of the most exciting international events to occur in the capital for years. Representing an inter-disciplinary fusion of traditional and modern old and new Masterpiece London will bring together not only the finest of the fine and decorative arts but also the best of wines, classic cars, jewellery and contemporary design.

Mayfair Fair

 9-12 Jan 2020: London Mariott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP

Since 2013, the fair attracts an international audience with the wide variety of disciplines offered by the many experts. Exhibitors return to show their latest purchases alongside a handful of newcomers with fresh wares. Register for free tickets or pay £10 at the door.