The Pantiles’ Antiques & Vintage Fair

12th June 2024

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, The Pantiles is hosting a dedicated Antiques & Vintage Fair! There will be around 40 fantastic outdoor stalls that will be bristling with a variety of amazing antiques and collectable treasures.

Amazing Antiques & Vintage Pieces

The fair promises a brimming array of amazing antiques, vintage pieces and collectible treasures. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just looking for something unique, this event is not to be missed.

The fair is open from 10.30am to 5pm on the Saturday, and from 10.30am to 4pm on the Sunday. Admission is completely free, making it a perfect outing for everyone!

Beyond the outdoor stalls, visitors can explore even more antiques inside The Pantiles Arcade. Celebrity antique experts will be on hand to provide valuations, adding an exciting touch to the event.

Hidden Gems

The Pantiles hosts weekend markets throughout the year, often showcasing object d’art and collectables, drawing crowds from near and far. These events provide a great opportunity to explore an eclectic mix of treasures, and perhaps even stumble upon a hidden gem. This weekend’s Antiques & Vintage Fair is the perfect time to find more specific pieces to add character and charm to your home!

History & Culture

Antiques and vintage fairs are like time capsules that transport us back to bygone eras, offering a glimpse into the rich history of our culture. The UK, with its deep-rooted heritage, is home to an array of these fairs and markets that attract enthusiasts and collectors.

Antiques and vintage fairs have gained immense popularity over the years due to their unique appeal. They provide a platform for people to discover rare items, learn about history and engage with others who share similar interests. These fairs often feature a diverse range of collectables, including furniture, jewellery, clothing, ceramics and artwork, each with its own story to tell.

A Market Worth Billions!

According to a report by the Antique Collectors’ Club, the UK’s antiques and art market was valued at approximately £5.4 billion in 2018.

The market for vintage clothing alone has experienced remarkable growth over recent years, with sales in the UK vintage fashion market estimated at £29.1 million in 2019.

Tunbridge Wells is a Hotspot

Tunbridge Wells has become a hotspot for antique enthusiasts and collectors. Our historic town boasts a rich legacy, dating back to the 17th Century, when it gained fame for its natural springs and elegant lifestyle. Today, it continues to captivate visitors with its blend of tradition and modernity.

Tunbridge Wells boasts a vibrant antique district that is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. The High Street and the historic Pantiles area are dotted with antique shops and boutiques, each offering a unique selection of collectibles. Whether you’re an experienced collector or a novice, you’re bound to find something that captures your interest.

Many vendors take pride in offering items that reflect the town’s heritage, such as pieces inspired by the Regency era when Tunbridge Wells gained popularity as a fashionable resort destination.

Bridging the Past and Present

Antiques and vintage fairs in the UK serve as bridges between the past and the present, allowing us to connect with history in tangible and meaningful ways.

Tunbridge Wells and The Pantiles, with the rich heritage and vibrant antique scene, stand as shining examples of how these fairs can provide not only a delightful shopping experience but also a journey through time.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a curious explorer, The Pantiles Antiques & Vintage Fair offers a unique opportunity to uncover hidden treasures and immerse yourself in the charm of a bygone era.