Venue Guide

Host An Event At Olympia London


Olympia London is a stunning conference, exhibition and live-event venue in the heart of London’s Kensington area. For transport, accommodation, food and drink, this location is hard to beat. The combination of beautiful building and faultless location make this a superb choice of venue hire for any event in the UK.

Olympia London - Key Information

Thinking about holding your event at Olympia London? We’ve compiled the key facts you’ll need right here.

Venue Address

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX

Venue Website


Up to 7,000.


Olympia London Capacity

Olympia London can host events for over 17,000 people across all halls. Below are a couple of sample rooms and their capacity.



Olympia Grand

Up to 4,000 seated or 7,000 standing.

Olympia National

Up to 2,000 seated or 5,000 standing.

Olympia West

Up to 1,800 seated or 5,000 standing.

Olympia London Facilities

In House Catering Available

Yes, through Host Olympia

In House Audio & Visual Facilities

External Provider (Must submit an application)

Wifi Provisions

Wifi Available


Olympia Grand and National have wheelchair lifts in the foyers for access to the exhibition floor.

Olympia West has a ramp in the foyer and passenger lifts to the upper level.

Wheelchairs are available on loan. Assistance animals are welcome. All accessible toilets are unisex, and there are modified cubicles within the gents' and ladies toilets.

Floorplans are downloadable.

Qualified first aid staff is available at all events.

Accessible taxis can be booked.

11 wide bays for Blue Badge holders in the Motorail car park are available.

All facilities (restaurants and bars) provide services at ground level.

Event Security


Getting To Olympia London


Air Travel

Heathrow airport is just over 20 minutes away by car, whilst London City airport is around an hour away.

Gatwick is just under an hour away and Luton and Stansted are a little further away.

So for international delegates visiting London just for your event, travel should be straightforward.

Train Travel

Kensington Olympia Railway Station is right by the venue, while Paddington is just over 2 miles away and Chiswick is just under 3 miles away.

Travel by Car

When it comes to traveling within London, a car is rarely necessary to get around thanks to the excellent public transport links.

If you’re visiting from outside the city, though, or need to drive for whatever reason, you’ll find the capital unsurprisingly well connected.

The M1, M2, M3, M4, M11, M20, M23, M25, and M40 motorways all head into or close to the city.

Do allow extra time when driving through as traffic in London can slow journeys.

Local Travel and Underground

Kensington Olympia is the Olympia’s dedicated underground station right opposite the venue.

Baron’s Court Tube Station and West Kensington Tube Station are both within a 10-minute walk too.

The Olympia is on the route of a host of bus services as well and taxis are also in excellent supply around the city.

Nearby Parking

Olympia London has its own parking that can be pre-booked on the website, and there is a JustPark 3 minutes away by car. Pre-booking is recommended, as there is an option to pay on the day but spaces are usually limited.

Nearby Hotels & Accommodation

The Olympia’s Kensington location means accommodation and hotels are in excellent supply nearby. They include luxurious options like The Bentley Hotel or The Milestone Hotel in Kensington, as well as more budget-friendly Hotels like the Ibis London Shepherds Bush in Hammersmith. Others within walking distance include:

  • K West Hotel & Spa
  • Residence Inn by Marriott London
  • Hilton London Kensington
  • Hilton London Olympia
  • NOX Hotels Olympia

Nearby Bars & Restaurants

While Olympia London works with a wide range of catering partners, there are also plenty of options for food and drink near the venue for delegates heading out to eat.

Within a quarter of a mile, you’ll find coffee, snacks, and sandwiches at Pret a Manger or L'Elysée Artisan Cafe on Hammersmith Road, as well as drinks and pub-style food at The Albion (also on Hammersmith Road) or The Beaconsfield on Blythe Road.

There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the venue, including:

  • Zia Lucia (Italian food)
  • Cibo (seafood)
  • Popeseye (steaks)
  • The Cumberland Arms (Gastropub)
  • Alborz (Persian food)

Past Events Hosted At Olympia London

Past events held at Olympia London include:

  • BBC Good Food Show
  • UCAS Design Your Future
  • National Wedding Show
  • Great British Beer Festival
  • Salon du Chocolat
  • UCAS Design Your Future

Olympia London Reviews

679 reviewers give Olympia London an average 3.5-star rating on TripAdvisor. 

How To Hold An Event At Olympia London

You can find out more by contacting the venue directly:


Phone: +44 (0)20 7385 1200

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