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Olympia Central

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.

Train & Tube

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.

London Overground
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.

Central Line
Change at Shepherd's Bush for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia).

Piccadilly Line
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. 

Circle Line
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.

District Line
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.

Useful links:

London Overground network map

Oyster Card and Travelcard tickets

Train tickets

National Rail Enquiries

By road

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.
 
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By air

Olympia London venue can be easily reached from all London airports.

 
Gatwick
Simply jump on the Gatwick Express to Clapham Junction. Then change onto the Overground, direct to Kensington (Olympia).
 
Heathrow
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.
 
Stansted
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).
 
City Airport 
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).
 
Luton Airport
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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Accommodation

We look forward to seeing you at Olympia London in November. To help you get the best special offers at nearby hotels we have put together a Homes 2014 HotelMap that shows the nearby accommodation options and best possible rates and special offers.

The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel.

Please click here for the HotelMap.

 

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