The Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair has been an annual event in London since the late 70s. It is the capital’s longest running and most respected fair of its kind and attracts both vendors and visitors from around the world. Taking place over a long weekend, usually in the summer time, it is the perfect time for collectors and antique-lovers to get together and indulge their passion.
An eclectic mix of vendors attend the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair each year. The organizers work hard to ensure that there is always a wide variety of antiques represented here and something to suit every taste. Many vendors will save some of their most special items to be unveiled for the first time at this event. This, of course, means that for many collectors, this fair is absolutely essential to attend! It also adds to the general excitement and anticipation for the event, which is always very much looked forward to throughout the antiquing year.
Many of the traders at the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair are regulars, and many treat this annual event as a chance to catch up and share the year’s discoveries in the antiquing world. It therefore has a very communal and friendly atmosphere, even though it is a large and international event. Each year, the organizers make sure to invite fresh faces into the mix as well, which always makes for a great selection of items for sale. This fair presents a wider choice of high quality, vetted art and antiques than any other fair in the capital.
As well as the incredible items for sale, the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair offers other reasons to visit. A day of talks by invited speakers is arranged, each expert in their chosen field of antiques. There is also a highlights tour around the fair, led by independent art consultants. It is a four-day immersion in the world of antiques and should not be missed.