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Volleyball
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Holland Park
Earls Court Exhibition Centre
 

 

The London 2012 Volleyball competitions will be held at the historic Earls Court Exhibition Centre in west London. It's not the first time the Olympics have come to this neck of the woods: Earls Court hosted the Boxing, Gymnastics and Wrestling for the 1948 Games.

 
 

The venue

 
Earls Court Exhibition Centre

Earls Court Exhibition Centre

 

Nowadays Earls Court is the home of trade shows, such as MasterChef Live, music concerts (this is where Pink Floyd built The Wall) or showbiz gatherings like the annual Brit Awards. The centre is fully equipped with a range of facilities, plus its location in the heart of London and near many hotels makes it an ideal choice for an Olympic venue.

 
 
 

From an aerial perspective

 
Earls Court Exhibition Centre

Earls Court Exhibition Centre

 

Earls Court first opened its doors in 1937 and is widely considered one of the capital's best major venues for hosting both trade and consumer events. After the Games the future of the Exhibition Centre is yet to be confirmed: in the short term it will continue as an event space, but there is talk of 8,000 flats being built on the site - and even rumours of the Centre being the site of a new stadium for nearby Chelsea Football Club.

 
 
 

Sporting events

 
Volleyball - PA

Volleyball

PA

 

The Olympic Volleyball competition takes place at Earls Court in west London. Both the men's and women's competitions will begin with a preliminary phase in which 12 teams will be divided into two pools of six, with each team playing every other side in their group. The eight best teams from this phase will go through to the knock-out competition until there are two teams remaining for the gold medal final.

Olympic Events

Volleyball
28th July - 12th August

 
 
 

Nearby

 
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Natural History Musem - (c) Natural History Musem

Natural History Musem

(c) Natural History Musem

Earls Court is located in the west of London and is close to the affluent Kensington and Chelsea areas, meaning that quality bars, restaurants and other attractions aren't far away.


Restaurants

The Pembroke
6 minutes walk

The Harwood Arms
12 minutes walk

Memories of China
14 minutes walk

Pubs/Nightlife

The Scarsdale
13 minute walk

Babylon at the Roof Gardens
19 minute walk

Piano
20 minute walk

Attractions

Chelsea Football Club
15 minutes walk
Tours of Stamford Bridge stadium and visit the club museum and megastore

Holland Park
19 minutes walk

Natural History Museum
3 minutes on the Piccadilly Line from Earls Court to South Kensington

Science Museum
3 minutes on the Piccadilly Line from Earls Court to South Kensington

 
 
 

Travel

 
London Underground and Rail services

London Underground and Rail services

 

Earls Court is easily accessible by train (West Brompton) or tube (Piccadilly or District lines). There will also be bicycle parking facilities near the site.

Underground Stations

Earls Court - District and Piccadilly Lines
West Kensington - District Line

Overground Stations

National Rail and London Overground will run services to:
West Brompton

 
 
Sophie Wallace

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Sophie Wallace

12th July 2014

 

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