Feeling Artsy?

We've been scouting out some of London's best art
and antique fairs with some insight of what to expect.

Forget spring cleaning, a better way to spend those longer days and warmer evenings (that we have already seen a glimmer of) would be to visit one of the many art & antique fairs on offer throughout the spring & summer months. 

Whether it's to find a perfect new addition to a collection or simply to window shop (with an obligatory stop at the Pimms or bubbly bar), London has an event for everyone. Kate McGovern, Senior HNW Technical Underwriting Lead, has compiled her favourite 5 of the top events for your consideration: 

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Affordable Art Fair

We have just missed this one, but this art fair hosted a vast array of contemporary paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures. The AAF had something for everyone with an eclectic mix of pieces on offer, with prices ranging from £75 to £6,000.

Photo London

Situated at Somerset House, Photo London provides an exciting chance to view work from established galleries, artists and emerging talent. The fifth edition of the event includes an extensive lecture and award programme.

Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair

This three-day event, located in the shadow of the iconic Battersea Power Station not only showcases rare and unique collections, from both UK and international dealers, but will be opened by the one and only Mr Stephen Fry.

The Art & Antiques Fair - Olympia

Now in its 47th year, the 10-day event hosts over 160 dealers selling art and antiques for every taste. Prices range from £100 to £1,000,000. The scale of the fair calls for comfy footwear and multiple stops at the integral champagne bar.


One of the newer kids on the luxury block, Masterpiece is an opulent affair complete with over 150 exhibitors showcasing important and luxury pieces covering all disciplines. When your feet tire our can take advantage of the pop up dining experiences including Le Caprice, Scotts, Chelsea Brasserie or Mount Street Deli before exiting via the red carpet. 

Whichever fair floats your boat (or luxury yacht in the case of some fairs) and should you or your clients make room in your spring/summer diary, you can be promised a wonderful day, whether you end up departing with wide eyes, a full tummy or an empty wallet.

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