You will know you’re at LAPADA when, fizz in hand, you find yourself considering an artefact you simply can’t resist. The fair brings together the highly vetted, and therefore highly expert, members of the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. It’s a richer and rarer event than most (pieces range from £500-£500,000) but it’s an opportunity to get advice and valuation from those at the heart of the industry. With each dealer setting up a room-set style stand, it’s also an irresistible place to pick up antiques styling ideas.
With over 110 exhibiting galleries and dealers, this year’s LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair is not to be missed. Taking place between 15th-20th September, Mayfair’s Berkeley Square will play host to an array of highly experienced dealers and galleries, presenting a range of exquisite artworks, antiques and decorative pieces. Whether you’re an established collector or an eager first-time buyer, you’re sure to leave inspired.
LAPADA, Berkeley Square, Mayfair. 15th–20th September. 020 7823 3511; lapadalondon.com