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Olympia London, sometimes referred to as the Olympia Exhibition Centre[1], is an exhibition centre, event space and conference centre in West Kensington, London, England.

Olympia London
Kensington Olympia exhibition centre from station.jpg
Exterior of Olympia Grand as seen from Kensington (Olympia) station
Former namesNational Agricultural Hall
LocationWest Kensington
London, W14
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°29′47″N 0°12′35″W / 51.49639°N 0.20972°W / 51.49639; -0.20972Coordinates: 51°29′47″N 0°12′35″W / 51.49639°N 0.20972°W / 51.49639; -0.20972
Public transitLondon Underground London Overground National Rail Kensington (Olympia)
OwnerConsortium including Yoo Capital, Deutsche Finance Group, Bayerische Versorgunskammer and Versicherungskammer Bayern Group
Capacity4,000–10,000
Construction
Opened26 December 1886; 132 years ago (1886-12-26)
Renovated2013
Expanded1987; 2011
ArchitectHenry Edward Coe
Website
olympia.london Edit this at Wikidata
The interior of Olympia, hosting a trade fair
Imre Kiralfy's Venice the bride of the sea, performance poster

The venue is home to a range of international trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and events.

The nearest railway station is Kensington (Olympia) which is a London Overground station, a London Underground station and a mainline rail station. The direct District Line spur to the station only runs on weekends.

HistoryEdit

In 2012, Olympia celebrated 125 years of events by commissioning British artists Peter Blake, Rob Ryan, Sanna Annukka and Paul Hicks to create their interpretations of the venues.

In January 2013, a £40 million investment was completed and the company re-launched with a new brand; subsequently the business was awarded the Best Marketing Campaign at the Exhibition News Awards 2014.

Notable eventsEdit

Political gatheringsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Hall and Pillar Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre". Historic England. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ About SMMT Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Stefan Dierkes. "British International Motor Show: Locations and Dates". Pietro-frua.de. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Olympia Beauty - Home". www.olympiabeauty.co.uk. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  5. ^ https://www.newstatesman.com/archive/2013/08/oswald-mosley-memories-unrepentant-fascist
  6. ^ https://www.standard.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/the-londoner-olympian-struggle-for-the-brexit-party-a4146636.html
  7. ^ https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/remain-campaigner-called-traitor-doused-16183315

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Port Glaud
Miss World Venue
1999
Succeeded by
Millennium Dome