What could be a better setting to sell antiques, than an old palace? The majesty of the place often brings an additional shine to old furniture and decor items, and often provides the feeling of walking down the hallways of a little Versailles. There are a few palaces around the world which host antiques & vintage fairs on a regular basis. However, two of them particularly deserve to be mentioned: the London” href=”https://www.fleamarketinsiders.com/best-vintage-markets-and-antique-fairs-in-england/5/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Alexandra Palace in London (United Kingdom) and the Villa Fenaroli in Brescia (Italy).
Alexandra Palace (London, UK)
Built in 1873 as a place of leisure for the public (the Palace opened on Queen Victoria’s 54th birthday… and burned 16 days later when a fire broke out), Alexandra Palace sits on one of London‘s northern hill looking over the city. For more than 25 years, its bright and airy Great Hall (which was restored between 1980 and 1988) has served as the setting for a large and impressive flea market: the Antiques, Collectors, 20th-century and Art Deco fair.
The Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fairis one of the UK’s largest antiques events. The fair, which runs for times a year, is full of hand picked, quality, antiques traders who offer a wide range of genuine vintage and antique goods.
Alexandra Palace Antiques, Collectors, 20th-century and Art Deco fair Opening times: Sundays, four times a year (in 2015: Sunday 3rd May, Sunday 13th September, Sunday 6th December) Address: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, SAT NAV – N22 7AY Web: iacf.co.uk/alexandra-palace
Villa Fenaroli (Brescia, Italy)
The Villa Fenaroli Palace Hotel is a sixteenth century palace hotel located in Rezzato (Lombardy). It was once the luxury estate of two Italian aristocratic families: the Avogadro and Fenaroli. Nowadays, the villa is an exclusive hotel and congress center where art, culture and business converge to host prestigious events like Remember Vintage.