Olympia London is an exhibition centre, event space and conference centre in West Kensington, London, England. The venue is home to a range of international trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and events.
Olympia London has enjoyed a colourful history since opening its doors to the public on 26th December 1886, this year it will be 133 years since it opened.
There are London Overground and Southern Trains services direct to Kensington Olympia mainline station from Clapham Junction, Willesden Junction, East Croydon, Stratford, Watford Junction and Milton Keynes. Connecting services include routes from Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Northampton and Rugby. The station is located next to the venue
On the London Underground only the District Line runs to Kensington (Olympia). However, it does not run on weekdays and does not run every weekend. Please check before you travel: www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey
When travelling Monday to Friday, you should change at West Brompton (District Line) or Shepherd's Bush (Central Line) for a 2-minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia).
Alternatively, you can walk from the following tube stations: West Kensington (8mins), Baron's Court (9mins), High Street Kensington (12mins) or Hammersmith (15mins).
Olympia London is served by the following bus routes:
Olympia London is approximately half an hour from London Heathrow Airport by Heathrow Express followed by either a short taxi or Underground ride on the District Line. It is around an hour from London Gatwick via the Gatwick Express and taxi or Victoria Line. The journey from London City Airport is approximately an hour and a quarter.
Olympia London is not situated within the Congestion Zone however; the recent extension of this zone may affect your car journey to Olympia London. Please click herefor a map of the Congestion Zone.
From M1/A1/M11/A10 take the A406 westbound to A4. Continue on A4 over Hammersmith Flyover, turn left onto the B317 (North End Road) and follow signs.
From A3/M3 follow signs for central London, take Wandsworth or Putney Bridges.
From Wandsworth Bridge, turn left onto New Kings Road, turn right onto Fulham High Street, which becomes Fulham Palace Road. At Hammersmith roundabout, turn right onto Hammersmith Road and follow signs. Or from Putney Bridge, turn left onto Fulham Palace Road and follow directions as above.
From M2/M20/A2 follow signs to central London, take Blackfriars, London, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Southwark, Chelsea or Battersea Bridges, turn left along Embankment and follow signs.
If you do travel by car Olympia London strongly advise that you pre-book parking to guarantee a space. Please click hereto book online.
Olympia Multi-storey car park (P3): Access on Maclise Road with pedestrian access on Olympia Way. Accessible parking spaces available at street level. Postcode: W14 8UX
Olympia Motorail Car Park (P4): Accommodates all cars, vans and lorries up to and including 7.5 tonnes. Postcode: W14 8UX
You can pre-book car parking via theOlympia London website. The Olympia London car park operates a ticket-less system. It is therefore important that you bring the credit card used to book the space with you. Pleaseclick here for a list of charges for the car parks.
Accessible taxis can be booked through Computer Cab on +44 (0)20 7432 1432.
There are over 30 hotels which are rated 4 or 5 stars within walking distance of the venue. Browse the best accommodation options here.
Please click here to see a list of the attractions nearby.
Visiting London for the first time
If you are visiting London for the first time and would like further information, please click here
Access for guests with disability
Yes, Olympia London is accessible by wheelchair. Wheelchairs can be hired from the venue if needed. For more information on access for people with disabilities visithere.
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Westfield London is a shopping centre in White City, London, UK, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The centre was developed by the Westfield Group at a cost of £1.6billion on a site bounded by the West Cross Route (A3220), the Westway (A40) and Wood Lane (A219). It opened on 30 October 2008 and became the largest covered shopping development in the capital, dethroning the Whitgift Centrein Croydon. After further investment and expansion, it became the largest shopping centre in Europe in March 2018.
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The centre is noted for its size: it has a retail floor area of 150,000 m² (1.62 million ft²), the equivalent of about 30 football pitches. At the time of its opening it was reported to be the second largest commercial centre in the UK (after MetroCentre near Newcastle). After an extension opened in March 2018, the centre became the largest in the UK and Europe.