Train & Tube
Olympia Central is conveniently located in the heart of the Capital. It is easily accessible by public transport and is surrounded by a wealth of cultural institutions, bars, restaurants and places to stay.
Homes takes place in the Central Hall, accessible via the main entrance on Hammersmith Road.
Olympia London is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station - Kensington (Olympia). It's served by the London Overground and national rail networks. A further five Underground lines are connected; only a short walk away, so everyone can arrive together.
Kensington (Olympia) is on the London Overground network. It's one stop from Shepherd's Bush (Central line) or West Brompton (District line). The venue is next to the station.
Change at Shepherd's Bush for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia).
Hammersmith is a 9 minute walk away. Alternatively a shuttle bus from Earls Court station is provided for some events. Please check the corresponding event listing for details.
Hammersmith & City Line
Hammersmith Station is a 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.
Hammersmith Station is an 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away. High Street Kensington is a 4 minute bus ride or 12 minute walk away.
Change at West Brompton for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia). Alternatively West Kensington is an 8 minute walk away, and High Street Kensington is a 4 minute bus ride or 12 minute walk away.
There is also an occasional service from Earls Court on weekends, and for some major events. Please check before you travel.
It's quicker and easier to travel to the venues by public transport, but we realise that sometimes you've just got to drive.
From M1/A1/M11/A10 take the A406 westbound to A4. Continue on A4 over Hammersmith Flyover, turn left onto the B317 (North End Road) and follow signs. From M4/A4 follow directions as above. From A3/M3 follow signs for central London, take Wandsworth or Putney bridges.From Wandsworth Bridge, turn left onto New Kings Road, turn right onto Fulham High Street, which becomes Fulham Palace Road. At Hammersmith roundabout turn right onto Hammersmith Road and follow signs.From Putney Bridge, turn left onto Fulham Palace Road and follow directions as above.From M2/M20/A2 follow signs to central London, take Blackfriars, London, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Southwark, Chelsea or Battersea bridges, turn left along Embankment and follow signs. From A12/A13 follow signs for central London towards Tower or London Bridge. Don't cross the bridge, and instead continue along Embankment and follow signs.
2 days, 4 conference theatres, 100 speakers at this FREE* to attend event, book your travel and accommodation as soon as possible to get the cheapest prices available:
Click here for the best available prices for nearby hotels.
|Location||Outbound-Departing||Outbound- Arriving||Inbound- Departing||Inbound- Arriving||Price||Source||Total for travel and accomm
(using Hilton Kensington rate)
|Glasgow||GLA 7:05||LGW 8:35||LGW 18:00||GLA 19:30||£74.00||Easyjet, skyscanner||£204|
|Newcastle||NCL 8:59||KGX 11:51||KGX 20:00||NCL 22:56||£79.00||thetrainline||£209|
|Manchester||MAN 9:15||EUS 11:08||EUS 18:20||MAN 20:28||£62.00||thetrainline||£192|
|Birmingham||BHM 8:33||EUS 10:47||EUS 17:49||BHM 20:03||£26.00||thetrainline||£156|
|Leeds||LDS 9:45||KGX 11:59||KGX 17:33||LDS 19:48||£73.45||thetrainline||£203|
|Also compared with National Rail|
|Hotels:||Star Rating||Distance from Olympia||Price per Night||Source|
|Hilton Olympia||4 star||2 min walk||£130||Hotel map|
|St Pauls Hotel||4 star||5 min walk||£172||Hotel map|
|Russel Court||3 stars||2 min walk||£104||Hotel map|
|Hilton Kensington||4 star||7 min walk||£130||Hotel map|
|Simply Rooms and Suites||4 star||5 min walk||£111||Hotel map|
|Saba||3 stars||5 min walk||£51||Hotel map|
|Also air BnB from £45|
Olympia London venue can be easily reached from all London airports.
Simply jump on the Gatwick Express to Clapham Junction. Then change onto the Overground, direct to Kensington (Olympia).
The Piccadilly line goes straight to Hammersmith. Olympia is only a 5 minute bus ride, or 12 minute walk away. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington. Then travel to Hammersmith, using the Circle or Hammersmith & City line.
The Stansted Express goes to Liverpool Street. Then change onto the Central line for Shepherd's Bush, and take the Overground one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bank. Change onto the Central line for Shepherd's Bush, and take the Overground one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
Take a train from Luton Airport to St Pancras. Change onto the Victoria line for Oxford Circus. Then change onto the Central line for Shepherd's Bush, and take the Overground one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
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