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
Wednesday 24th September 2014 - 6pm-11pm | £26.40
The trio from Leeds perform their unique brand of folk-tinged indie, playing tracks from their second album, This Is All Yours - the highly anticipated follow-up to their million selling Mercury Prize winning debut record, ...more
26th, 27th and 28th September 2014 | From £38.50
Following their summer headline gig at British Summer Time Hyde Park, seen as a "triumphant return" by NME, The Libertines come to Alexandra Palace for three nights in September 2014. Pete Doherty and Carl Barat ...more
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014 - 9.30am-4pm | £8, OAP £6
9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Oct 2014 - 9am-6pm | £15, child £6, concs £14, Thu 3pm-7pm £8
Specialist exhibitors selling supplies you can't find in the shops, workshops introducing new crafts, and galleries covering everything from knitting to crochet, embroidery, patchwork and quilting, felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellery making, card making, felt, embossing ...
Saturday 18th October 2014 - 6.15pm-11pm | £38.50
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
20th to 24th Sep 2014 - 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
Celebrated magician Stanley Crawford answers a plea from his good friend Howard Burkan to travel the French Riviera and debunk a psychic medium called Sophie Baker, who has promised to help wealthy widow Grace Catledge ...
Monday 22nd September 2014 - 7.30pm | £8-£25
Peter Ash leads London's premier youth ensemble in Gustav Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a vocal setting of four German folk poems.
20th, 22nd & 23rd and 25th to 27th Sep 2014 - Various Times | Free
Artist Clare Johnson displays her original prints, described as the urban world through tinted glasses.
3rd September to 31st October 2014 - Various Times | Free
An exhibition designed to present a visual history of music therapy.
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 7.30pm | £10-£38
Valery Gergiev leads the orchestra through Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 and Symphony No 5, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 2.
Wednesday 24th September 2014 - 7.30pm | £10-£34
The premiere of Kevin Volans' The Mountain That Left, plus John Adams' My Father Knew Charles Ives, and Ives' Symphony No 4.
24th to 28th Sep 2014 - Various Times | £16-£38
Henrik Ibsen's drama about the popular Dr Stockmann, his great industrial project, created to help his fellow townsfolk, and the subsequent failure and fallout, is presented by Schaubuhne Berlin as an allegorical comment on the ...
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
Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 9am-5pm | £1495, before Aug 29 £1195, before Sep 19 £1295
Providing you with global regulatory updates and case studies from experts with practical experience of successfully optimising their company's compliance strategies.
Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 9am-5pm | Free
Drive forward your multichannel engagement strategy. Explore the issues involved in engaging, supporting and educating both patients, carers and HCPs looking at channel strategy to patient adherence.
25th October 2014 at 9.30am-6.30pm, 26th October 2014 at 10am-6pm & 27th October 2014 at 9.30am-5.30pm | Free
The BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show, sponsored by Lexus, launches at the beautiful Business Design Centre in Islington, London from 25-27 October 2014.
Saturday 1st November 2014 - 9.30am-5.30pm | Free
Tuesday 4th November 2014 - 8.30am-6pm | £199, early bird £179
The RIBA Journal & NBS' one day conference explores digital design, technology and open data in the built environment.
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
Tuesday 30th September 2014 - 8am-6pm | Free
This all-day sustainability event is a TEDx-style conference, assembling 20 visionaries and thought leaders to discuss sustainability, solutions to unsustainability to create a blue and green tomorrow.
Sunday 5th October 2014 - 3pm-4pm | refreshments available £4
Students from the Royal Academy of Music performs various works on the organ.
Monday 6th October 2014 - 7pm-8.30pm | £20, inc/copy of the book £31.50
In her provocative new book Klein argues that radical political change is needed in the fight against climate change. She will be in conversation with columnist and writer Owen Jones.
Sunday 2nd November 2014 - 3pm-4pm | £4, refreshments available
The French organist performs a recital.
Sunday 7th December 2014 - 3pm-4pm | refreshments available £4
A performance by the concert organist.
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.
Events at Earls Court Exhibition Centre
25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Sep 2014 - 11am-7pm | phone for availability £60
The opportunity to experience the latest games before they are released in the UK's biggest games show. The event includes developer sessions, tournaments and cosplay.
25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Sep 2014 - 11am-7pm | phone for prices, tickets on sale Apr, adv booking required
26th September 2014 at 12noon-7pm, 27th September 2014 at 10am-6pm & 28th September 2014 at 10am-5pm | phone for prices
Everything for the bride and groom as well as help and advice on planning and financing the wedding and honeymoon.
26th and 28th September 2014 at 10am-5pm & 27th September 2014 at 10am-6pm | £15 adv, child £6.50
Everything for the bride and groom as well as help and advice on planning and financing the wedding and honeymoon.
3rd October 2014 at 11am-6pm, 4th October 2014 at 10am-6pm & 5th October 2014 at 10am-5pm | £14.50, child £7, concs £12.50, family £38.50, adv booking required
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
Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd September 2014 - 9am-5pm | phone for prices
A European trade show and forum promoting the art, craft, needlecraft, fabric and hobby industries.
Thursday 25th September 2014 - 8.30am-5.30pm | £299
The fifth year of the awards.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014 - 8.30am-7pm | silver seating £495, gold seating £595, diamond seating £2995
Join the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki along with Kim Kiyosaki and the Rich Dad Advisers LIVE in London in this two day event to help you escape the rat race and ...
3rd October 2014 at 2pm-7pm, 4th October 2014 at 9am-7pm & 5th October 2014 at 9am-6pm | £49 three day, £29 single day
William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Bruce Greenwood, and others involved join together for Destination Star Trek 3.
5th to 8th Oct 2014 - Various Times | phone for prices
Look at contemporary entertainment technology, from pro audio, lighting and stage technology, to theatres, music venues, festivals, and stadia, to corporate and commercial installations.
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.
Events at Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
26th September 2014 at 1pm-5pm, 27th September 2014 at 10.30am-7pm & 28th September 2014 at 10.30am-5pm | £10
Welcome Italia is a culinary show dedicated to all food lovers that wish to discover and explore the best of Italian food & wine. Attend amazing cooking shows where some the best Italian chefs in ...
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
26th and 28th September 2014 at 10am-5pm & 27th September 2014 at 10am-6pm | £6
Attend seminars, masterclasses and one-on-one sessions with experts, and take advantage of show bargains in a show for home improvers.
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014 - 10am-10pm | £10
Since 2003, Vegfest has become the go-to event of the year for those passionate about health-conscious living. With over 200 stalls exhibiting quality food and lifestyle produce, Vegfest is returning to London this September 2014.
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 9.30am-4.30pm | Free
The two day event is firmly established for delivering real buyers with real purchasing needs.
7th, 8th and 9th October 2014 - 9am-5pm | Free
A group of like-minded young entrepreneurs, artists & artisans, have banded together to form the BAT Foundation in the wake of clinical research in the US and Japan linking table tennis as an alternative method ...
Friday 10th October 2014 at 11am-5pm & Saturday 11th October 2014 at 11am-4pm | Free
A jobs fair for final year students and recent grads.
22nd September 2014
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