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London art fairs

Discover works by famous and emerging artists at annual art fairs in London.
The courtyard at Somerset House, with a marquee in the centre and people milling around the courtyard.
Photo London at Somerset House. Image courtesy of Photo London.

From fine art to photography, the expensive to the affordable, there’s something for every art collector to enjoy at London’s best art fairs.

The London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre

The London Art Fair showcases the works of established, emerging and often overlooked artists, as modern and contemporary galleries combine to host this annual art fair at the Business Design Centre. Other activities include talks and workshops, giving you an insight into the art world. January

Masterpiece London at Royal Hospital Chelsea

If you’re keen to splash out on some fine art, Masterpiece London fits the bill. Full of the finest examples of art, design, furniture and jewellery spanning centuries, it’s a great place for collectors to add more masterpieces to their portfolio or for art lovers to start their collections. June to July

London Design Festival

An aerial view from above of Please Be Seated by Paul Cocksedge, which is made up of three concentric gold-coloured circles.

Design is put in focus across London at the London Design Festival each September. Spot varied works by artists, architects and designers as they pop-up in the capital and look out for dedicated “Design Districts”, which host installations and events as part of the festival. September

Photo London at Somerset House

If photography’s more your bag, Photo London in Somerset House showcases the artform with leading galleries and publishers alongside lesser-known exhibitors. Find emerging stars in its Discovery section, look out for special exhibitions and join talks, walks and more events. September

Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Park

If you’re keen to collect but not sure where to start or have a limited budget, the Affordable Art Fair is a great place to forage. Browse the galleries selling works from emerging UK artists, priced at between £50 and £6,000, and discover immersive installations at this event held in Battersea Park. September

Frieze art fairs in Regent’s Park

Discover works from leading galleries across the world as Frieze London and Frieze Masters come together in Regent’s Park each October. There’s also a chance to enjoy artist talks, screenings and more arty events. October

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