Olympia London

Olympia London: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Olympia London Reviews: 3.5/5

Olympia London
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Convention Centers
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
How to get there
  • Kensington (Olympia) • 2 min walk
  • Kensington,Olympia • 2 min walk
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3.5
691 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Solley47
42 contributions
Disappointing
Nov 2021 • Couples
So disappointing, no Christmas sign, fake snow or Santa’s sleigh out side. Only handful of Christmas stalls. Didn’t seem as much there this year. Normal come home with a trolley full of goodies this year I got a scarf and that was only because I forgot mine will not be returning
Written November 30, 2021
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Paul M
Norwich, UK28 contributions
Olympia Christmas show
Nov 2021 • Couples
Obsoletely awful show it’s no wonder you can get free tickets! It’s a complete waste of time. Only a handful of stalls selling decorations. Go to your local garden centre they will have a bigger selection and probably a lot cheaper. The organisers should be ashamed of themselves!!
The food stalls were expensive £10 for a hog roast in a bun is just one example. They put the word Christmas in the title to get you there to rip you off ! A complete waste of time AVIOD
Written November 28, 2021
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XXXXWiltshire
Wiltshire15 contributions
Not quite sure what this event was tbh
Nov 2021 • Couples
Not really a Christmas show at all. But if you wanted to get your teeth whitened or buy a hot tub perfect. Oh, nearly forgot you could also sort out your will, terribly festive! I suppose I have been to lovely artisan Christmas markets and perhaps my expectations were too high. No sign of santa which was a shame as there were quite a few families present. A missed opportunity.
Written November 28, 2021
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Radders2106
Billericay, UK96 contributions
Not an Ideal Home Christmas Show!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Booked for a coach visit to the Christmas Ideal Home Show at Olympia.
Expected a Christmas themed ideal home show with loads of ideas for having a special Christmas with gift ideas.
What we got was basically a local market selling rip off fake Chinese tat at a high price as well as Hot Tub sales, Double Glazing, Teeth whitening, pain relief and back massage as well as massage chairs, garden furniture and gazebos. There were a few Christmas themed stalls. There were singers on a central stage but they were barely audible. We had people pestering us to make wills and donate to charity.
Very little seating on the ground floor.
Heading upstairs for the food stalls, we found a few genuine stalls such as birds of prey, and dog/cat food stalls. On the top floor were 4 or 5 kitchen gadget stalls. The rest being alcohol based stalls for gins and rums.
There were food stalls but these were overpriced. £15 for 2 small bits of beef in a Yorkshire pudding with a couple of chips a d a few little bits of veg or £15 for a cheeseburger, chips and drink.
We felt that the whole show was designed to fleece the public of money.
There could not have been any thought, checks or relevance to Christmas into the types of goods being sold.
Would I go again - NO. It was a rip-off. This was a thought echoed by the other people on the coach and some of the other visitors we spoke to at the venue.
Was it christmassy? Well apart from a sanatorium and MDF reindeer by the door and a couple of trees - no.
Very disappointed.
Written November 27, 2021
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Lisa B
Greater London, UK71 contributions
Don’t bother to waste your money
Nov 2021
Just come back from the Christmas ideal home show very disappointing 2021 show. No effort made what’s so ever in decorated trees to the entrance where did all the lovely snow, decorated trees and chestnut sellers go!!!!!!!!!!

Where were all the Christmas decoration stands after all it is a Christmas show

Come on this has to be better good job we didn’t travel far for this show
Written November 27, 2021
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Eloise H
1 contribution
Very disappointed.
Nov 2021
Very disappointed.
I drove 2 hours with my teenagers expecting a high class Christmas show with decorations, spectacular hot chocolate and everything Christmas.
What we got;
Market traders, trying to lure you onto their stalls.
Only 15% of the stalls were Christmas themed decorations. The rest were food and dodgy gifts, so if you want shower heads, outdoor garden sets, hair straighteners, double galzing and kids t-shirts that you can colour in then this is the place for you.
Lack of seating around the food areas.
Huge crowds, make it hard to walk up and down the aisles.
Lack of toilets, with long queues
Over priced parking.
The outside stewards were wonderful though, organised and funny.
I will never go to an Ideal Home Show event again. — at Ideal Home Christmas Exhibition
Written November 27, 2021
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Pete747
Redhill, UK50 contributions
Lousy Xmas show
Nov 2021
Rubbish. Full of cheap tat that you can buy on any market stall in the high St. A few bit of tinsel does not make a Xmas show.
If you want to buy a hot tub, get your shoes polished, have a back massage or buy some cheap shoes then this is the place to go.
So pleased we didn't pay for our ticket as we left after about an hour and went into town.
Written November 27, 2021
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Tim P
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,440 contributions
Good venue for huge exhibitions.
Nov 2021 • Friends
Have been here for various exhibitions over the years and it’s great for the big exhibitions or trade shows with rail and tube links right outside (but if there is a large exhibition tubes should run more frequently). This visit was ‘The Ideal Home show’ so the venue was ideal for so many stalls and loads of visitors. All good fun.
Written November 26, 2021
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Roshan P
1 contribution
Zero stars
Nov 2021
Virtually nothing Christmas related outside of very limited vendors, left early and went to Westfield, no room to sit and eat, security staff/bag check were extremely rude and unprofessional other vendors have been friendly and willing to help where as here they would shout if you didnt understand or hear and instruction, Will not be returning and will be advising others to not bother as well even if the tickets are free huge waste of time.
Written November 25, 2021
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Gemma P
London, UK9 contributions
A very disappointing purchase.
Nov 2021 • Family
Purchased tickets as a treat for my Mum and we drove two hours to get there and then a further hour trying to find parking. We was not able to pre book in advance. Although still tried to see if disabled parking was available and was turned away. After trying 5 different car parks within a reasonable distance because my mum cannot walk far we had to give up and spent the day at Westfields. Really disappointing purchase.
Written November 24, 2021
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