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Olympia London, London

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  • This was our fifth Annual visit to the Beer Festival. Always choose Thursday as it is unusual headgear day. Best this year was a lighthouse with flashing light. Someone said his name was Ed! Could hav...  more »
  • I used to go every year but got disillusioned when camra seemed to think it was a commercial operation. I was pleasantly surprised this year. Olympia us a great location, most of the beer was good. Ve...  more »
  • Good location for the Great British Beer Festival. Could have done with some outside seating but probably difficult to do. Big and spacious - more seating needed. Worth a visit though if you like prop...  more »
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  • Been here a few times for various events. It's a great venue - really large and can fit plenty of whatever you're into, so it's the perfect place to browse around. However, before you go should be aware of a couple of things... The first is that, if you're arriving by London Underground train, the Olympia centre is situated by a station of it's own. You have to catch a new train from the nearest stop to the Olympia. These come along about once or twice an hour (even in busiest times!) which means you'll need to account for this delay in getting to the venue. Secondly, there is the cost of food once inside the venue. Like everything in London, it's expensive. You'll get your bags searched on the way in, but the guards don't seem to mind you bringing a sandwich or two, so save yourself a bit of money and pack something to eat and drink. Thirdly, and this only applies to *some* talks. One time there was a talk hosted in the central room. The actors were on stage speaking into microphones, but the room was so large that, even with the giant speakers, their voices were muffled and virtually impossible to hear. You had to be right next to the speakers to make out what they were saying. However, this was only the once and other times talks are normally help upstairs in smaller rooms where the acoustics are better. Overall, nothing wrong with the venue - just allow for extra travelling time, plus cost of food.
  • Overall I really enjoyed Olympia. To walk around the whole place you will need a couple of hours since there are lots of little stalls in a very big building. There are several cafes and food shops too, which makes it a good place for lunch. I didn't get the chance to see everything in there but if you do, it is definitel worth the visit.
  • Over the years I have been to many exhibitions and events at Olympia London in Olympia Grand, Conference Centre, and Olympia West. Most recently I visited the Just V Show which was great. Lots of vegetarian and vegan foods and products including body care and options for those with allergies. As usual the layout of the exhibition was attractive and easy to manoeuvre. Olympia London always has a good range of quality snacks and meals for visitors. The venue is easily accessible by public transport and its always easy to get you badge when you prepay.
  • Very accessible venue by train or car. Really exciting events all year round. I attended baby show. We spent the whole day easy access to seating and refreshments
  • Nice venue. Fairly wheelchair accessible. I mark it down because it's central London where traffic, prices and parking are a bit of a nightmare. If you're visiting here, plan in advance! Parking on site is EXTORTIONATE! (see photo). You might want to take the tube or bus, unless you plan on doing a lot of shopping and need a way of getting it all back.

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