After a shaky start - destroyed by fire 16 days after 'The People's Palace' first opened in 1873 - Alexandra Palace re-opened again two years later becoming the place from where the BBC beamed its first broadcast in 1935. The palace title maybe a little misleading - it's charm being more shabby chic than regal. Still, it's a great venue for the regular rock concerts, raves and exhibitions staged, with two massive indoor spaces. And, perched above the city, it boasts beautiful surroundings and wonderful views over London.
London Exhibition Centres
Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY
Tube: Bounds Green Station
Events at Alexandra Palace
30th January, 31st January and 1st February 2015 - 10am-4pm | Free
3rd March to 3rd April 2015 - 5pm-11pm | £15, early bird £12
The return of the UK's Largest German Bier Festival to Ally Pally. Ally Pally will once again play host to one of the UK's largest German Bier festivals on Good Friday 3 April 2015.
Thursday 5th March 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | £10, mems £7
Martin Andre conducts Walton's Crown Imperial, Bach's Toccata And Fugue In D Minor, Neilsen's Flute Concerto and Holst's The Planets.
Friday 13th March 2015 - 6.30pm | £21.50
The London-based four-piece performs deep house and baroque pop with heavy classical and electronica influences. Hotly tipped chart-toppers Clean Bandit headlined at Somerset House Summer Series last year and in 2015 they'll top that ...more
20th, 21st and 22nd March 2015 | £16
Wild food forager Mark Lloyd and chef and writer Rachel Green are coming to The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live at Alexandra Palace in March. Appearing at the new 'Cook It!' area, the ...more
Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. As well as being home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the centre's giant Barbican Hall attracts a host of international classical, jazz, rock, and world music stars. Two theatres offer a year-round program of some of the finest in international performing arts, while three cinemas mix mainstream films with specialist seasons. The Barbican Art Gallery, several smaller exhibition spaces, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, live music in the foyer, and a host of talks, signings, and events for children are also on offer.
Events at Barbican Centre
29th January 2015 at 7.45pm, 30th January 2015 at 6pm and 8.30pm & 31st January 2015 at 3pm and 6pm | £20, child/Wed NUS £10
A mixture of video projection, puppetry and imagery are presented in this mime solo piece from theatre artist and puppeteer Basil Twist, who along with collaborator, musician Yumiko Tanaka, takes you on a journey through ...
29th, 30th and 31st January 2015 - 7.45pm | £16-£28
Cinematic set design and jaw-dropping physicality combine to create an unforgettable piece of dance theatre that plunges spectators into a foreboding universe of cold, wind and ice.
30th Jan and 1st Feb to 5th Feb 2015 - Various Times | £10.50 & £11.50, child £6, concs £9.50 & £10.50, mems £8.40 & £9.20, framed film club £2, ScreenTalk/3D £12.50 & £13.50, mems £10 & £10.80
Larry "Doc" Sportello is a private eye and hippie, who lives in a ramshackle house on Gordita Beach. Alluring old flame Shasta Fay Hepworth returns unexpectedly to beg Doc's help tracking down her new beau, ...
30th Jan, 1st Feb & 2nd Feb and 4th Feb & 5th Feb 2015 - 6pm | £10.50 & £11.50, child £6, concs £9.50 & £10.50, mems £8.40 & £9.20, framed film club £2, ScreenTalk/3D £12.50 & £13.50, mems £10 & £10.80
In 1994, 26-year-old Cheryl Strayed decides to come to terms with the death of her mother by embarking on a gruelling 1,100-mile solo trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, passing through California, Oregon, and Washington. ...
16th January to 22nd March 2015 - Various Times | Free
9th October 2014 to 8th February 2015 | Free
Saturday 31st January 2015 - 6pm | Free
An introduction to a work by German composer Wolfgang Rihm.
Saturday 31st January 2015 - 7.30pm | £10-£30
The guitarist performs Giuliani's Rossiniana No 3, Scarlatti's Sonatas, Granados's Valses Poeticos, JS Bach's Partita I For Violin, Allemanda - Double, Corrente - Double, Sarabande - Double and Tempo Di Borea - Double, plus Albeniz's ...
Saturday 31st January 2015 - 7.30pm | £10-£34
Kent Nagano conducts Wolfgang Rihm's highly percussive orchestral piece Tutuguri, or poeme danse, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Saturday 31st January 2015 - 5.55pm | £10.50 & £11.50, child £6, concs £9.50 & £10.50, mems £8.40 & £9.20, framed film club £2, ScreenTalk/3D £12.50 & £13.50, mems £10 & £10.80
Sunday 1st February 2015 - 7.30pm | £10-£38
David Afkham conducts the orchestra with pianist Nicholas Angelich through Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3 and Brahms' Symphony No 2.
Sunday 1st February 2015 - 11am-5pm | Free
An all-day celebration of music and art.
Monday 2nd February 2015 - 6.30pm | £10-£25
A massed choir performs a selection of songs from Disney's Frozen and hits from Queen and The Jackson 5, among others, conducted by Susannah Edom Baker.
52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
Tube: Angel Station
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The City and two from The West End. It also perfectly combines architectural beauty with modern facilities, offering a huge space to host the most stylish of events. One of its best features is the natural light that pours through the high barrel-vaulted roof of the Mezzanine. The ground level, Gallery Hall and Conference Centre combine to offer 6,000 square metres of flexible space in total and room enough to seat up to 1,500 visitors.
Events at Business Design Centre
Thursday 16th April 2015 at 9am-6pm & Friday 17th April 2015 at 9am-4pm | £1995, adv £1695
Storey's Gate, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH
Combining its dual functions as an event/conference venue and a Methodist church, the imposing Central Hall Westminster also offers visitors (curious about exploring the inside of this Edwardian structure) free admission. Of the 30 meeting rooms, the largest holds 2,160. While refurbished to meet the needs of a modern functions host, the venue still has a strong period feel to it and has featured in a number of films, including 'Calendar Girls' and 'Jekyll and Hyde'. Gandhi, Churchill and the Price of Wales have all spoken here. The hall also played host to the first General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946.
Events at Central Hall Westminster
Sunday 1st February 2015 - 3pm-4pm | £5
17th to 26th April 2015 - 11am-5pm | Free
The Society of Botanical Artists present works by various artists in a diverse range of media.
Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th May 2015 - 7pm | £27.50
Introspective indie-pop from the jaunty collective, who formed in Glasgow in the mid 1990s and received an Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the 2014 NME Awards.
Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA
The Earls Court and Olympia exhibition centres are the most popular in London for major public exhibitions. Located down the road from fashionable Kensington, this venue is as familiar to shoppers as it is to companies, and was selected as one of Britain's 'Superbrands', alongside Shell, Samsung, and Rolls-Royce. The centre has its own conference rooms, hotels, bars and a huge range of additional facilities. Events here are always well catered and set up for wireless internet use. However, the owners intend to close this venue, making way for a mixture of offices and residential buildings. So, make the most of it while you still can.
Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
Tube: Canning Town Station
A stunning architectural achievement, gigantic amounts of floor space accompanied by shops, bars and hotels, London's purpose built ExCel Exhibition Centre, opened in 2000, is an exciting venue in the city. The range of flexible, high-spec rooms is second to none, as is their customer support service. Though not as close as other venues to the major airports and central London, it's very close to City Airport and the presence of a DLR stop inside the centre means it remains convenient for public transport.
Events at ExCel London Exhibition Centre
Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February 2015 - 10am-5pm | phone for prices
Advice and guidance about products and services.
Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February 2015 - 5pm | £8
See products and services on offer from bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, venues, honeymoon destinations, florists, tiaras, shoes, hair and beauty and more.
2nd, 3rd and 4th February 2015 - 9am-5.30pm | £499-£1499
Case studies, discussions and networking events.
3rd, 4th and 5th February 2015 - 10am-4pm | Free
A comprehensive trade event open to fans of gaming of all types, from bingo to the casino.
12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Feb 2015 | Free-£50
The UK's largest cycling show returns to ExCeL London with plenty of gear to browse and buy and industry experts giving talks on all aspects of cycling, from BMX to cross country riding. Brands already ...more
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 2PE
Tube: St James's Park Station
This architecturally unique venue boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall, overlooking leafy Vincent Square, is a popular venue for corporate events. Since it re-launched in 2001 it has been the location for Paul Smith's fashion shows and Decanter Wine Awards. Originally built in 1904, this classical Edwardian structure has state-of-the art contemporary facilities including fully integrated sound system. Next door, Lawrence Hall has gorgeous high vaulted ceilings. This Art Deco style multi-purpose hall has become well established for hosting niche market trade shows such as antiques shows, wine fairs and classic car auctions. When combined with the Conference Centre - which can house any number from two to 200 people - it has proved a successful choice for exhibition organisers looking for up to 1,800m≤ of stunning space.
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX
The Olympia Exhibition Centre is the most popular in London for major public exhibitions. Located down the road from fashionable Kensington, this venue is as familiar to shoppers as it is to companies, and was selected as one of Britain's 'Superbrands', alongside Shell, Samsung, and Rolls Royce. The facilities here are first rate and the in-house technical and support staff are the most experienced in Britain. They can cope with just about any request.
Events at Olympia London
29th Jan, 30th Jan, 31st Jan and 1st Feb 2015 - 10am-5.30pm | phone for prices
A travel show dedicated to finding you your ultimate holiday and give you inspiration. Jan 29.
Saturday 31st January 2015 - 10am-4.30pm | £5
A consumer show with a wide variety of records, CDs, DVDs, posters, books and more on offer from hundreds of sellers.
8th, 9th and 10th February 2015 - 9.30am-4.30pm | Free
Over 800 exhibitors will display their latest designs and collections for buyers to snap up for the new season.
13th, 14th and 15th February 2015 | day ticket £18, child £13.50, adv £15, child £11, under 5s Free
The UK's largest dance event features performances by Strictly Come Dancing stars Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor, Got To Dance 2014 winner Duplic8 and Flawless in the year the dance group celebrates its 10th anniversary. ...more
Saturday 14th February 2015 at 10am-5pm & Sunday 15th February 2015 at 10am-4pm | £10, adv £6
Exhibitors from all major cruise lines give advice and guidance about destinations and cruise styles.
31st January 2015
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