Olympia, London

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Kensington Olympia exhibition centre from station.jpg
Exterior of Olympia Grand as seen from Kensington (Olympia) station
Former names National Agricultural Hall
Location West Kensington
London, W14
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°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 transit London Underground London Overground National Rail Kensington (Olympia)
Owner Capital & Counties Properties
Capacity 4,000–10,000
Opened 26 December 1886; 131 years ago (1886-12-26)
Renovated 2013
Expanded 1987; 2011
Architect Henry Edward Coe
The interior of Olympia, hosting a trade fair
Imre Kiralfy's Venice the bride of the sea, performance poster

Olympia 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.

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.


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.

Olympia was hit by a bombing in 1976.

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 events[edit]


  1. ^ About SMMT Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Stefan Dierkes. "British International Motor Show: Locations and Dates". Pietro-frua.de. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Olympia Beauty - Home". www.olympiabeauty.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-15. 

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Preceded by
Port Glaud
Miss World Venue
Succeeded by
Millennium Dome