Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX

Address:Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX
Map:See Olympia on a map
Telephone:020 7385 1200
Nearest Station:Kensington (Olympia)

Olympia, exterior picture

About: In 1884 the National Agricultural Company announced plans to build the country's largest indoor exhibition hall. The premise was that agricultural show required a venue in the centre of the capital. The task was appointed to the architect of the Business Design Centre- Henry Coe. Work began on construction in the summer of the following year with a budget of just over £100,000. After just two and a half years, the four acre venue opened its doors for the first time. Since then the venue changed hands on numerous occasions, and was expanded by the various different owners. Pillar Hall was built in 1896 and in 1923 the National Hall building was erected. 1929 saw the opening of Olympia two, previously known as the Empire Hall. The Olympia Conference Centre was built in 1987. Olympia remains one of the largest venues in the UK and is used regularly for shows and exhibitions. The Olympia now boasts state-of-the-art facilities and sees millions of visitors every year. There are seven different venues at Olympia and the site has its own rail link.

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The France Show
Olympia, London, Hammersmith Road, London
Time: Friday to Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00
Admission: From £12 per adult
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Ideal Home Show
Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London
Time: Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 18:00 Sun: 10:00 - 17:00 Late Night Thursdays till 21:00
Admission: Adult: from £13, Concession (Over 60): from £11, Child (under 15yrs): free Late night Thursday after 5pm: £5
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The Great British Beer Festival
London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London
Time: 8th August – 12:00 - 17:00 (Trade Session) 8th August – 17:00 - 22:30 (Public Session) 9th August – 12:00 - 22:30 10th August – 12:00 - 22:30 11th August – 12:00 - 22:30 12th August – 11:00 - 19:00
Admission: £11 for advance tickets or £14 on the door.

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