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Alexandra Palace
Barbican Centre
Business Design Centre
Central Hall Westminster
Royal Horticultural Halls
ExCel Centre


London is one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world. Fantastic transport links to Britain and Europe, luxurious hotels, wonderful nightlife, and the capital's status as a hub of international business combine to make it the ideal conference venue. All preferences and budgets are catered for, intimate meeting rooms contrasting with impressive modern spaces.


Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Alexandra Palace Where:
, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London London, N22 7AY
Category: Live Music

Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY

Tube: Bounds Green Station


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.


Events at Alexandra Palace

Sunday Chill Out
OngoingFree Event

11th May to 31st August 2014 - 11am-11pm | Free

Alt-J Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

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

The Libertines Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

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

Over 50 Living Show

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014 - 9.30am-4pm | £8, OAP £6

The Knitting And Stitching Show 2014

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 ...

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Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre Barbican Centre Where:
, Silk Street, London London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Arts Centres

Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station, Moorgate Station


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

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes 3D
Now On

28th, 29th, 30th and 31st Jul 2014 at 6pm and 8.40pm | £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


Simian flu has ravaged the globe, killing almost the entire human race. In San Francisco, one-time military man Dreyfus, who lost his entire family to the virus, leads the human survivors. The truce between humans ...

Digital Revolution OngoingFree Event

3rd July to 14th September 2014 | £12.50; child aged 12-17 & NUS £8.50; child aged 5-12 £5; under 5s Free; other concs £10.50

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

9th April to 17th August 2014 | £7.25-£14.50, under 12s Free

Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk
OngoingFree Event

9th April to 17th August 2014 - Various Times | £14.50, OAP/unwaged/Art Fund mems £12.50, NUS/ages 13-17 £9, under 12s Free

Guardians Of The Galaxy 3D
On Soon

1st to 7th Aug 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


Abducted from his parents as a child and raised by thieves, gung-ho American pilot Peter Quill is content to gallivant around the far reaches of space. He steals an orb, which is sought by Ronan ...

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Business Design Centre

Business Design Centre Business Design Centre Where:
, 52 Upper Street, London London, N1 0QH
Category: Venue Hire

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

The Roadtrip YouTube Fan Gathering
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 11am-3pm | Free registration required

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair Free Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

12th to 16th Nov 2014 | In Adv £13 (Adults), £8 (Child 5-16), On Door £16.50 (Adults), £8.50 (Child 5-16), Free (Under 5s)


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

Mines And Money

1st to 5th Dec 2014 - 9am-5pm | £1775

The Chocolate Festival Free Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

12th, 13th and 14th December 2014 | £7 (General admission), £4 (Children over 5), Free (Children under 5)


Just in time to stock up on goodies for Christmas, The Chocolate Festival returns to Business Design Centre with an array of chocolatiers and artisan delights to tickle your taste buds. Enrol on truffle making ...more

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Central Hall Westminster

Central Hall Westminster Central Hall Westminster Where:
, Storey's Gate, London London, SW1H 9NH
Category: Exhibition Centres

Storey's Gate, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH

Tube: St James's Park Station, Westminster Station


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

Norman Harper

Sunday 7th September 2014 - 3pm-4pm | refreshments available £4


A performance by the organist who recites various pieces.

Sustainable September: The Event
Free Event

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.

Royal Academy Of Music Showcase

Sunday 5th October 2014 - 3pm-4pm | refreshments available £4


Students from the Royal Academy of Music performs various works on the organ.

Guardian Reader Event With Naomi Klein

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.

Thomas Monnet

Sunday 2nd November 2014 - 3pm-4pm | £4, refreshments available


The French organist performs a recital.

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Earls Court Exhibition Centre

Earls Court Exhibition Centre Earls Court Exhibition Centre Where:
, Warwick Road, London London, SW5 9TA
Category: Exhibition Centres

Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA

Tube: West Brompton Station, Earls Court Station


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

Tesco Wine Fair

Saturday 13th September 2014 at 11am-2pm and 3pm-7pm & Sunday 14th September 2014 at 12noon-5pm | Sat £8, Sat & Sun £12


Try a variety of wines from over 14 different countries, where you will have the chance to compare and contrast different varieties and styles.

100 Percent Design Free Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Sep 2014 | Trade Free (£15 on door), Student £10 Pre-reg (£15 on door), Public £15


Describing itself as the UK's first and leading contemporary design event, 100% Design is a four day extravaganza held at Earls Court devoted to the latest product launches, ideas, designs and technology. You can expect ...more

100% Design

Saturday 20th September 2014 - 10am-6pm | £15, Pre-Registered NUS £10


Contemporary designs and cutting-edge technological innovations are presented in this 20th edition of the event, featuring well-known brands and up-and-coming designers.

EGX London

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Sep 2014 - 11am-7pm | phone for availability £60

Eurogamer Expo

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th Sep 2014 - 11am-7pm | phone for prices, tickets on sale Apr, adv booking required

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ExCel Centre

ExCel London Exhibition Centre ExCel London Exhibition Centre Where:
, Royal Victoria Dock, London London, E16 1XL
Category: Venue Hire

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

Prudential RideLondon Cycling Show
On SoonFree Event

7th August 2014 at 11am-8pm, 8th August 2014 at 10am-8pm & 9th August 2014 at 9am-5pm | Free


Cycle show plus stunt displays and appearances from cycling stars.

Loncon 3: The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention
On Soon

14th to 18th Aug 2014 | Booking until Feb 28, 5 Day Membership £115, child £30, young adult £65, family £260, Booking from Mar 1, 5 Day Membership £125, family £280, Aug 14 Day Admission £25, child £8, young adult £15, family £55, Aug 15 Day Admission £40, child £10,


World Science Fiction convention.

Jabberwocky On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Friday 15th and Saturday 16th August 2014 - 12noon-11pm | £35, two-day pass £60


Jabberwocky is a brand new two-day festival for London, brought to you by ATP (All Tomorrow's Parties), a London based company that has been promoting festivals, concerts and records at Butlin's and throughout the world ...more

River Rat Race
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 16th August 2014 - 7am-4.30pm | Free

Heart Centred Business: Conference

Thursday 18th September 2014 - 9am-5pm | £99, early bird £49


A conference about the role of human relationships in business.

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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre

Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre Where:
, 80 Vincent Square, London London, SW1P 2PE
Category: Venue Hire

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

Welcome Italia

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 ...

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Olympia Exhibition Centre

Olympia London Olympia London Where:
, Hammersmith Road, London London, W14 8UX
Category: Exhibition Centres

Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station


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

Africa Fashion Week
On Soon

Friday 8th August 2014 at 1pm-9.30pm & Saturday 9th August 2014 at 11am-9.30pm | £10-£70


Discover over 200 designers from across the African continent and of African origin from the UK at Olympia West, London. Watch the shows, browse the stalls, meet the models and designers at Europe's most important ...

The Great British Beer Festival On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

12th to 16th Aug 2014 | TBC | 2013 Prices from £8


Over 66,000 people flock to this massive celebration of our national drink, which features over 700 real ales, ciders, perries and beers from around the world. Although the Great British Beer Festival sounds like a ...more

International Jewellery London

31st August, 1st September and 2nd September 2014 | Trade only (see website for more info)


As the UK's leading jewellery event, International Jewellery London features the biggest selection of high quality, design led jewellery, more high end manufacturers than any other event of its kind, a huge range of products ...more

International Jewellery London (IJL)
Free Event

31st August, 1st September and 2nd September 2014 - 10am-5pm | Free

London Acoustic Guitar Show
Free Event

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014 - 10am-6pm | day ticket £20, ages 10-15 £10, adv £25, weekend ticket £35, under 9s Free

All events at Olympia Exhibition Centre