Classic arms in London


The Sixth Antique Arms Fair comes to the Novotel, London at the end of February.

Enhance your knowledge of military history and learn about the variety of antique arms and armour used for military campaigns or parade, from ancient times up to the 19th century, on view and for sale on 29 February at this unique London event. The Sixth Antique Arms Fair incorporating the Park Lane Arms Fair will be held in the larger space of the Novotel at 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6, having previously been at the Pillar Hall in Olympia, London W12.

Thomas Del Mar, one of the fair organisers, said, “This is a dealer/collector event with each table offering objects for sale that can be purchased on the day. Additionally, there will be two tables for the collecting societies, the Arms and Armour Society and the Historical Breech-loading Smallarms Association (HBSA), the principal organisation for such collecting. We are also delighted to announce that the fair will host the launch of two books, The Hindu Warrior by Roy Elvis and Anthony Gibbs Murray’s volume on British Gunlock Makers. For more information and to buy tickets for the fair please visit


  • Date: 29 February
  • Location: Novotel, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR
  • Opening time: 9am-3pm
  • Cost: General admission - £13.25, Arms & Armour Society Members - £6.50



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