Natasha Goodfellow on the Lapada fair

 Last week I popped into the Lapada Art & Antiques Fair in its new venue in Berkeley Square, having moved from Burlington Gardens. On the Friday it was really buzzing, with a relaxed atmosphere and an exciting mix of objects from the very fine to the very quirky - Air Art at Hatchwell particularly stood out. More inviting than the now sadly closed Grosvenor House Fair (held in the subterranean Great Room) and more central than Olympia, its greatest asset seemed to me to be its accessibility. Slap bang in the centre of London and surrounded by bars and restaurants it feels very much like the sort of place you want to pop into and have a look. In short, it felt like it was aimed at shoppers, whoever they may be, rather than just the antiques cognoscenti. Did anyone else go? What did you think?

Natasha Goodfellow, deputy editor

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