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Lovely Venue

We came here for Drag World UK. The event was well organised with very helpful and friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben927
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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LOVED COMIC CON shame about the disabled facilities!

We visited Olympia for London film and comic con! We have been before but this year was a bit... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
ajbennett13
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Egham, United Kingdom
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Inspiring spaces Olympia London is more than an exhibition venue, conference centre and live-event space. It's an inspiration. Against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture, the seven connected spaces inspire engagement and enjoyment.
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Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for Drag World UK. The event was well organised with very helpful and friendly staff. The venue is lovely it’s such a wide open space with plenty of room. The only negatives was it was extremely hot and because there’s a glass...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ben, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate any feedback that we receive. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year we're here for the LFCC and the olympia is a really nice venue ! Love this place! Can't wait to be back

Date of experience: July 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed August 12, 2019

Having just worked here at the GBBF this is a great place and most of the Olmpia staff are friendly, the only problem with this place is when it rains the roof leaks.

Date of experience: August 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Hi Trevor, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate any feedback that we receive. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Great venue for an amazing event. Lots of food stalls, festival games and of course plenty of amazing beers to choose from. Staff are just amazing.

Date of experience: August 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We visited Olympia for London film and comic con! We have been before but this year was a bit different as I am now disabled! As being in a wheelchair is a new experience for me I was apprehensive about getting around and space as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate any feedback that we receive. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed July 30, 2019

Was impressed with the sheer size of the venue, was expecting a much smaller area. We got there around 10:40am and did have to queue for around 30 minutes but the line continued to move so it didn't feel that long. Once in there were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate any feedback that we receive. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed July 29, 2019

Quite disappointed The venue was so overbooked. I went to see jason momoa and had bought a diamond pass. So overcrowded and no organisation. Because they were overbooked I was in and out like a piece of cattle. People had spent so much money on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate any feedback that we receive. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

This was a very successful day. I managed to meet all the desired guests I had written up on a list. This included Charlie Sheen, John Barrowman, Jason Mamoa, Robert Patrick, Rey Mysterio and Billy Dee Williams. Also pre-ordered ‘The Emperor’ and Ben Barnes which...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate any feedback that we receive. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Olympia London

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Arrived at Kensington Olympia station at about 11am and the queue practically started there to get into comic con BUT it did move quite quickly and lots of interesting characters to see as waiting to get in! Nearer the main doors you have to walk...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

I took my 2 kids to comic con, london yesterday. Had a good time but just thought id warn visitors about entrance fee. Ok we paid on the door, but got charged £75!. 1 adult 2 children. My youngest is 8, £25 to just go...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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OlympiaLondon1, Marketing at Olympia London, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent experience. Olympia London is the venue for London Film and Comic Con, if you’d like to pass on any show-specific feedback to the organisers, they can be contacted via the London Film and...More

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Bomag77
June 16, 2019|
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Response from Flossey74 | Reviewed this property |
We recently stayed at the K West Hotel and Spa just around the back of Olympia. It’s approx. 7 minute walk away and just across from Westfield so good for a bit of shopping too.
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steve f
April 5, 2019|
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Response from 0911janiceb | Reviewed this property |
We've always gone by train as it's easy enough and saves any bother about where to park etc.
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Celetar
Hi Jayss, I booked tickets for the Ideal Home Show and was going to visit with my eldest daughter. I remember the show from many years go when it was great fun. After booking the tickets on the website I took a look at the reviews on Trip Advisor for 2018 and was dismayed by just how bad they were - I wished I had looked before booking the tickets. We were not planning to visit until next Tuesday and I have been looking out for reviews for this year's show - yours is the first. On the basis of what you have written, which is completely in line with the awful reviews last year, I have decided we will not go - even though I have paid £26.00 for the tickets (which the site says are non-refundable). I had also booked parking at Olympia which I have just cancelled (at a cost of £6.50 - which is an outrageous cancellation fee Olympia). My intention is to ask the show organizers to refund the cost of the tickets and I am expecting them to decline. In which case, I will ask Mastercard to do so and will write to them to say that I am in dispute with the organizers. I would recommend anyone who is unhappy to do the same because this really is a rip-off and this is the only way we, the paying public, can stop this happening. I also feel that Olympia should take some responsibility for this matter because it is clear many customers are very unhappy with a number of the shows that they are hosting. At the very least they should not allow the venue to be used by any organizer offering non-refundable tickets, and should take note of some of the, appalling reviews that these shows are receiving. I am really sorry you did not have a good day, but thank you for your review which has most certainly saved us experiencing the same disappointment and a wasted journey - all the way from South Wales. When this happens it is important that we all do our utmost to highlight and publicise the fact to others - through Trip Advisor, the local and national press, Tourist offices and even Trading Standards (if it really is that bad). And, do not be afraid to ask for a refund! Kind regards Garry Smith
March 25, 2019|
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Response from Mafco | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to be fair, my criticism was more of a very badly organised cruise show not of Olympia itself. Olympia is a huge facility that now seems as far as I could see to be split into several smaller halls for varying events. I... More
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