Grosvenor House pulls plug on antiques fair

The 75-year-old Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair has been cancelled for financial reasons.

The event, organised by the British Antique Dealers Association and The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair Executive, was held annually at the hotel in London each June.

Simon Phillips, chairman of the fair, says: “It is a great disappointment to me that The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair has come to an end.

“I quite understand that it no longer makes financial sense to continue the fair. It has been a very long and happy partnership but most great events have a lifespan and a diamond anniversary is a fitting point on which to end on a positive note.”

According to national newspaper reports, the hotel, which established the fair and owned the name, believes it can get a more profitable return on the use of its central Great Room for dinners, balls and receptions.

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