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Olympia London, London

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  • August 12, 2017
    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 »
  • August 12, 2017
    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 »
  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • Visited for the Ideal Home Show. Enjoyed the day out but would have loved a few professional garden displays and larger show houses to look around. Couldn't believe how tiny the starter flats really were. That aside, the show was very good. Lots of ideas taken home and really enjoyed the live music!
  • Olympia London is an enormous building with plenty of space for events, I have visited the Ideal Home Show for a few years and it houses so many stalls and exhibitions. You will really enjoy spending a whole day at Olympia, there is so much to see and explore, you won't get bored. It is a great day out for families, friends and even for business networking. I would highly recommend visiting and make sure you look out for free Ideal Home Show tickets online! There is plenty of parking spaces and a few yards from the Station.
  • Great events venue, close to main sights of London and plenty of hotels. There is parking on site but it does reflect London parking prices so recommending using public transport, bus route stops outside the overground station right next door. Number of food stalls inside expo but no where near enough seating.
  • Very noisy acoustics and extremely limited catering options. Simple sandwich in a plastic wrapper and a very small bottle of apple juice was over £7. If the tube shuttle isn't working it's quite a walk from the nearest tube station and the operating hours of the shuttle seen vague and the reality doesn't always match what's published.
  • It's hard to rate something that is essentially a shell to be molded by the exhibitor. That being said, even with new security checks the entrance queues were quick and the toilets clean. A nice big space for exhibitions although the built in food offerings are a little lacking when you're hungry.

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