20 September 2019
The Fair, held in Earl’s Court this year, will move next year to the new location of the RAF Museum London, at Hendon.
The Antique Arms Fair, now in its 52nd year, was held at Hotel Ibis in Earl’s Court on August 24 for the last time. As of next year it will be moving for its spring and autumn shows to the RAF Museum London, at Hendon. The dates of the first Fairs at the new location will be March 21 and September 26.
Organiser of the Antique Arms Fair John Wilson commented, “The Earl’s Court venue was incredibly popular for weddings and business conferences and it was becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable dates. We had to hold it on the bank holiday this year which impacted numbers. The central London venue also had issues for parking and was effected by the Congestion Charge and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). We took the decision to find a new venue earlier this year.”
The result was the move to the smart new building at RAF Hendon which can host up to 70 dealers and 140 tables of militaria. The car park as well, has space for 300 cars, alleviating the problems of having a show in West London.
Also, the March Fair takes place one day before the Kempton Vintage and Classic Arms Fair which led John to remark that he hoped some exhibitors and collectors would be able to visit both events. More details on the Fair at www.antiquearmsfairsltd.co.uk.
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