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
Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May 2015 - 11am-6pm | one day £20, both days £30
Exhibitors and trade stands with demonstrations and advice about body art and entertainment.
Saturday 6th June 2015 - 8pm-1am | £35-£99
Tuesday 9th June 2015 - 9pm
Holly Golightly is a desperately lonely socialite living in New York, who is searching rather forlornly for a rich, older husband. Her restrictive outlook on life is forever changed when she meets her new neighbour ...
Wednesday 10th June 2015 - 9pm
New version of the classic musical, which allows audiences to follow the words on screen and deafen fellow cinema-goers with impromptu renditions of all of the hits. The story centres on Danny Zuko and Sandy ...
Friday 12th June 2015 - 9pm
Los Angeles mob boss Marsellus Wallace hires low-rent hit men Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield to collect a stolen briefcase. He also pays off ageing boxer Butch Coolidge to throw his next fight - a ...
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
23rd to 25th and 27th & 28th May 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
Immortan Joe rules the Citadel with an iron fist and he intends to mastermind the propagation of mankind in his own cruel image using five women called The Wives. Imperator Furiosa kidnaps these slaves and ...
16th May to 14th June 2015 - 12noon-8pm | Free, phone for availability
4th March to 31st May 2015 - Various Times | Free
Monday 25th May 2015 - 7.30pm | £19.50-£45
The popular violinist bridges musical boundaries with Oxford Philomusica in an evening of improvisation and showmanship from one of the world's most dynamic musicians.
12th February to 25th May 2015 | £12, concs £10, NUS £8 13-17 years & Art Fund members, £5 Young Barbican, under 12s Free
Monday 25th and Sunday 31st May 2015 - 11am-5pm | Free
25th May to 29th November 2015 - Various Times | Free
Tuesday 26th May 2015 - 10.30am-12noon | Free, phone for availability
Children can learn different painting techniques to create their own magical masterpiece.
26th to 30th May 2015 - Various Times | £10, concs £5
A historic drama set in 1936 Russia.
23rd May 2015 at 9.30am-4pm, 26th May 2015 at 9.30am-7.30pm & 27th May 2015 at 9.30am-5.30pm | Free
Contemporary landscape drawings and paintings.
23rd May 2015 at 9.30am-4pm, 26th May 2015 at 9.30am-7.30pm & 27th May 2015 at 9.30pm-5pm | Free
Annotated watercolour sketchbook-style paintings inspired by World Heritage cities and sites.
6th May to 27th June 2015 - Various Times | Free
A celebration of the life and work of Elvis Presley with a display of original vinyl, the Annuals, posters and more.
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
24th Jun to 27th Jun and 1st Jul 2015 - Various Times | £15 & £17.50, adv £11, VIP £27, adv £22
19th, 20th and 21st July 2015 - 9am-6pm | £15-£35
We are proud to be back in London! Check out some impressions and images of our last year event here The exhibition organisers Quiris Media Ltd are delighted to announce the return of the much-acclaimed ...
Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th July 2015 - 9.15am-5pm | £10
11th to 15th Nov 2015 | TBC | 2014 Prices: In Adv £13 (Adults), £8 (Child 5-16), £49.50 (VIP) | On Door £16.50 (Adults), £8.50 (Child 5-16), Free (Under 5s), £59.50 (VIP) | Readers' ticket offer - £12 by quoting CL14X1 (Tickets must be booked no later than 1pm on the day before the visit)
In preparation for Christmas, the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair brings a taste of rural England to the Business Design Centre, with all the cosy traditionalism that goes with it. With over 400 exhibitors there's ...more
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.
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
Tuesday 9th June 2015 at 9.30am-5pm & Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 10am-4pm | £999
UK's largest payments conference and exhibition.
Friday 12th June 2015 at 10am-5pm & Saturday 13th June 2015 at 10am-4.30pm | £17, concs £16
This years' event brings you a brand new programme of informative talks, insightful features and specialist suppliers. Highlights include: Leading autism professionals, researchers and campaigners discussing the latest news and views on the condition in ...
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June 2015 - 8am-7pm | per day £595, both days £1295
With female leaders from across industries and Dr Sam Collins.
Friday 19th June 2015 - 9am-6pm | £100-£400
UK's largest dedicated event tech conference. Tech Fest showcases the best event technology to event organisers and creates a wonderful experience with great content delivered by event professionals.
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2015 | phone for prices
Meet people who love Minecraft maybe even as much as you do, and attend panels and events full of YouTube creators and other talented folks.
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
28th, 29th and 30th May 2015 | Free (if registered in advance) | On the door - £10 each, £15 for two
At 59 years of age, The London International Antiquarian Book Fair (LIABF) is almost as old as some of the classic tomes on display. Held at Olympia , ...more
2nd, 3rd and 4th June 2015 - 9.30am-4pm | Free
Infosecurity Europe is the most-attended information security conference and exhibition in Europe with the largest free educational programme featuring over 165 speakers and 345 exhibitors.
Friday 5th June 2015 at 9.30am-5pm & Saturday 6th June 2015 at 9.30am-4.30pm | phone for prices
Displays, practical workshops and professional advice for sufferers, care professionals and relatives.
18th to 28th June 2015 | TBC | 2014 Prices: £55 (Preview Day), In Advance: £15, On the door: £20
In 2015, the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair moves its dates from the beginning to the end of June, running from 18th until 28th June to coincide with Masterpiece London and the major ...more
Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June 2015 - 10am-6pm | £149-£895
A conference offering tips on app development.
25th May 2015
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