Olympia, London

Olympia, London

Olympia is an exhibition centre in West Kensington, London, W14, England. It opened in the 19th century and was originally known as the National Agricultural Hall.

Erected in 1885, [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A04EFDC1139E033A25757C2A9679D94649ED7CF] by Andrew Handyside of Derby it covered an area of four acres. The Grand Hall, 450 feet in length, by 250 feet in breadth, was said to be the largest building in the kingdom covered by one span of iron and glass. By the 1900s, Olympia was regularly hosting the Royal Tournament.

It now features three exhibition halls known as Olympia Grand Hall, Olympia National Hall and Olympia 2. Together with Earl's Court, these facilities are operated by "EC&O Venues".

The nearest railway station is Kensington (Olympia) station.

Regular Events

* [http://www.olympiahorseshow.com/ Olympia London International Horse Show]
* [http://www.bettshow.com/ BETT, The Educational Technology Show] Every year in January
* [http://www.infosec.co.uk/ InfoSecurity Europe] Reed Exhibitions Show - normally in April
* [http://www.storage-expo.com/ Storage Expo] Reed Exhibitions Show - normally in Sept/Oct
* [http://www.uc-expo.com/ Unified Communications Expo] Imago Communications Show - normally in March/April
* [http://www.voipforbusiness.co.uk/ VoIP for Business] Imago Communications Show - normally in March/April

External links

* [http://www.eco.co.uk/ Earls Court and Olympia website] The joint Earls Court and Olympia website
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=olympia,+london&sll=51.500305,-0.129038&sspn=0.001137,0.002494&ie=UTF8&ll=51.496053,-0.209802&spn=0.004549,0.009978&t=h&z=17&om=1/ Satellite Image] Google Maps satellite image of London Olympia

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