The Olympia was originally designed to be the National Agricultural Hall, before it was decided that it had more applications than just hosting agricultural shows. The barrel-roofed building is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and was built to last, withstanding the 1987 hurricane with no more damage than a destruction of a ventilation hatch. Olympia is one of the major exhibition centres and venues in London, hosting everything from concerts to pet shows, chess tournaments, art fairs and industry conferences.
Across the road from the venue is Kensington (Olympia) Tube station, which exists on its own branch of the District line that only operates at weekends – the rest of the time it's an Overground station. Pay parking is available.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Open since: 1886
Events at this venue
There are 9 events at this location
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The Art and Antiques Fair
A prestigious and established art and antiques fair with over 160 of the world's best dealers.
Drag World UK
Browse a range of exhibits and meet favourite queens from around the world, including RuPaul's Drag Race darlings Adore Delano, Jinkx Monsoon, Violet Chachki, and Katya-as well as YouTube sensations Rubber Child, Biblegirl, Hey Qween, and Lisa Limbaugh
The Great British Beer Festival
Britain's biggest beer festival will be returning to London this summer from the 8th-12th August at London Olympia. A paradise for beer lovers, CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival is an event not to be missed with beers to suit all tastes and preferences. Make sure to work up a thirst before you arrive - this year the…
The Ideal Home Show at Christmas
A home show with everything you need to kit your home out for the festive season.
Living Your Heart's Desire
Psychologist and author Sarah Rozenthuler and systematic coach Edward Rowland lead a workshop on systematic coaching tools.
The London International Antiquarian Book fair
Now celebrating its 60th year, this major three-day event is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world, showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from more than 150 leading UK and international dealers. From medieval manuscripts to modern first editions, visitors can literally hold…
The National Wedding Show
A chance to try, buy and book what you need for your big day, from bridal boutiques to photographers.
A Place In The Sun Live
The official exhibition of the Channel 4 TV show is the perfect place to help guide you through the buying process and find your ideal property abroad.
Fri 5 May
Sat 6 May
A jam-packed programme celebrating the cycling culture with the latest bikes, cutting-edge kit, creative cycling ideas and inspiration for everyone who loves life on two wheels.