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
Saturday 8th April 2017 at 10am-5pm & Sunday 9th April 2017 at 10am-4pm | day ticket £7, concs day ticket £6, under 15s day ticket £3.50, two day ticket £10, concs two day ticket £9, under 15s two day ticket £6
Browse and buy craft supplies with advice on offer from stallholders and makers who share their passion for home-made creations.
Friday 14th April 2017 | £17.60
The UK's largest German Bier Festival, Springfest, is back this Easter, bringing a taste of Stuttgart to Alexandra Palace. Upon arrival, you'll be invited into the huge bier keller, where an army of Bavarian babes ...more
Saturday 15th April 2017 - 6.30pm | £30
The pop rock group from Surrey led by Josh Franceschi, with guitarists Chris Miller and Max Helyer, bassist Matt Barnes and drummer Dan Flint.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2017 - 10am-5pm | £11-£25
Exhibitions & Art, Crafts.
27th, 28th, 29th and 30th Apr 2017 | In Adv £14 (Adults), £8 (Children), Free (Under 5s) | £18 on the door
As much a part of spring as daffodils and snowdrops, for Londoners spring also means the arrival of the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair which moves to Alexandra Palace this year. That means more space ...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
15th February to 23rd April 2017 - Various Times | Free
21st February to 1st May 2017 | Free
7th March to 21st May 2017 | Free
26th October 2016 to 16th April 2017 - Various Times | Free
14th September 2016 to 18th April 2017 | Free
Thursday 30th March 2017 - 7.30pm | £10-£42
Francois-Xavier Roth conducts a performance of
15th February to 23rd April 2017 | Free
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
20th April 2017 at 11.30am & 21st and 22nd April 2017 at 9.30am | £17
Literary & Education, Conference.
Friday 2nd June 2017 at 10am-6pm & Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 10am-5pm | £32.60-£36
Community & Lifestyle, Family Event.
Friday 1st December 2017 at 4pm-9pm & Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 12noon-5pm | £20-£65
Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings.
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
7th April 2017 at 10am-6pm & 8th and 9th April 2017 at 10am-5pm | Free
Take a lesson with a professional golfer or swing the latest clubs on the driving range. Refreshments are served at the 19th Hole and the Kid's Zone promises fun and games for all ages.
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April 2017 - 10am-5pm | £18, ages 5-15 £5, under 5s Free, VIP ticket £40, adv £15, VIP ticket adv £35
Excited brides and their dashing grooms from across London, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Hertfordshire and the South East can plan for the big day by meeting over 150 of the UK's best suppliers.
Thursday 20th April 2017 - 10am | £10, OAP £9
Discover all the very latest supplies and ideas in the world of stitching and creative crafts, browse a range of stalls and take part in workshops.
29th April to 7th May 2017 - Various Times | £12-£39
Enjoy nine days of shopping, inspiration, stimulating events, talks and demonstrations inspired by the popular TV show.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017 - 9.30am-5pm | £18, child £13, family £58, OAP/NUS £15
Community & Lifestyle, Family Event.
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 Exhibition Centre
24th March to 9th April 2017 - Various Times | Free-£15
Celebrating the newest and most exciting trends in modern cuisine.
24th March to 9th April 2017 | On door weekday £19, weekend £21 | In adv weekday £13, weekend £15 (Adults) | Late night Thursday £5 after 5pm
Britain's biggest consumer home event, a regular fixture since 1908, returns to Olympia featuring everything you need to spruce up your abode. Celebrities appearing at the Ideal Home Show in 2017 include TV presenter and ...more
Saturday 15th April 2017 at 10am-6pm & Sunday 16th April 2017 at 10am-5pm | £10
Community & Lifestyle, Family Event.
Saturday 29th April 2017 - 6.15pm-7.45pm | £19
Community & Lifestyle, Trade Shows.
21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Jun 2017 | In adv £16 (Adults), £8 (Children 13-16 years) | On the door: £20 (Adults), £10 (Chidren 13-16)
Hosted by House & Garden magazine, the Spirit of Summer Fair becomes part of the first ever House & Garden Festival, which combines three events under one roof at Olympia. Along with The HOUSE Fair ...more
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