The 10 Best antiques fairs

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Whether you’re hunting for an heirloom or looking for a bargain, try one of these treasure troves

1. Chelsea Antiques Fair, London £5, penman-fairs.co.uk

Established in 1950, this annual event is relaunched this year with new stands and displays and a fresh style. It's held on 13-17 March.

2. Harewood Pavilion Fair, Yorkshire £5, harewoodpavilionfair.com

A relatively new addition, it takes place on 1-3 March and is a great place to pick up Regency furniture and Victorian silverware.

3. Stafford Bingley Hall Fair, Staffordshire £3-7, antiquesfairs.com

 The next fair's on the first weekend of February and you can expect to find a huge collection of antiques and retro pieces.

4. Newark Collectors Fair, Nottinghamshire Thurs £20, Fri £5, iacf.co.uk

Europe's biggest antique fair, the sea of stalls really is a sight to behold. The next one will be on 31 January to 1 February.

5. Linden Hall Fair, Northumberland £5, lindenhallfair.com

Held on 8-10 March, this luxury antiques fair is hosted in a beautiful stately home in the heart of the Northumberland countryside.

6. Lincolnshire Antiques and Home Show Mon £20, Tues £5, asfairs.com

This diverse sale should attract fans of flea markets and car-boot sales. The next is on 28-29 January at the Lincolnshire Showground.

7. Sunbury Antiques Market, Middlesex Free, sunburyantiques.com

Taking place twice a month on Tuesdays, this fair attracts a good number of European sellers. The next event is on 29 January.

8. Bada Antiques Fair, London £10, bada-antiques-fair.co.uk

Hosted by the British Antique Dealers Association, this is an annual showcase for some of the UK's best dealers. Held on 13-19 March.

9. Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, Somerset £3, bathdecorativeantiquesfair.co.uk

On 7-10 March the Bath Pavilion will host the 24th edition of this popular annual event.

10. Camden Passage, London Free, camdenpassageislington.co.uk

This famous market has around 200 dealers. Main trading days are Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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