Five fabulous places to go antiquing

By Rosanna Holmes,
19th January 2011 - 10:54
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Rummage shoulder to shoulder with interior designers at Kempton and obtain special entry to a new fair in Cheshire  

21st-23rd January - Luxury Antiques and Fine Art Fair, Mere Gold & Country Club, Mere, Cheshire
This new fair in the Cheshire countryside takes on a feline theme, with dealers offering sculptures and artworks featuring cats, from bronze meerkats to a tiger painting. Items also include a fabulous Fornasetti table, pictured. Print this page and show it at the door to obtain 2-for-1 entry.
Admission: £5
01797 252030; merefair.com

21st-23rd January - Shepton Mallet International Antiques & Collectors Fair, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet
Scour the 600 stands at this regular fair for everything from paintings and furniture to vintage bears and luxury leather luggage.
Admission: £5-£10
01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

22nd-23rd January - Antiques & Collectables Fair, Old School, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tie in a browse at this fair with a visit to Long Melford’s numerous antiques shops and centres. While you’re in the area, swing by the beautiful village of Lavenham to admire its exquisite architecture.
07799 590459

 

23rd January - Frock Me! Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange, Brighton
Wearing vintage garb, you never have to worry about running into someone in the same dress. Create your own fabulous style by choosing individual outfits at this top fashion fair. When you’ve found your look, reward yourself with tea and cake in the retro tearoom.
Admission: £4
020 7254 4054; frockmevintagefashion.com

25th January - Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex
Every second Tuesday you’ll find dealers and interior designers browsing over 700 stalls at this top antiquing event. Make sure you arrive early to bag the best bargains.
Admission: free
01932 230946; kemptonantiques.com

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