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
3rd to 9th Jul 2015 | £22
First chapter in the blockbuster trilogy. Young buck Marty McFly travels back in time courtesy of Dr Emmett Brown and his DeLorean time machine, and comes face to face with his own parents in 1950s ...
3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015 | 1 Day Ticket £12-£15 (Adults), £10-£13 (Concessions) | 3 Day Ticket £25 (Adults), £18 (Concessions) | 1 Day VIP Ticket £48
Meet Michelin star chefs, pitch up at the Hard Rock Cafe tent, see live demonstrations and sample food from London's top restaurants at the Foodies Festival, taking place at Alexandra Palace for the first time, ...more
3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015 - 11am-6pm | £10-£15
The festival's 10th anniversary sees acclaimed chefs offer demonstrations.
Saturday 4th July 2015 - 9.30pm | £22
9th June to 7th July 2015 | £22 per car
The Drive In Film Club, London's only drive in cinema from the team who brought you the Rooftop Film Club, invites film lovers to park up at Pavilion Car Park, Alexandra Palace this summer. The ...more
Sunday 5th July 2015 - 9.30pm | £22
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
Saturday 4th July 2015 - 6pm | £15, concs £5
Julian Clayton conducts Extracts From Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Emmanuel Sejourne's Concerto For Marimba And Strings and Ravel's La Valse, with Verity Lloyd, percussion.
Saturday 4th July 2015 - 7.30pm | £15
Specially commissioned for Station To Station, Jason Pierce AKA J. Spaceman, lead singer from the experimental band Spiritualized, performs a live psychedelic score to William Eggleston's iconic 1974 film Stranded In Canton, which documents his ...
4th to 10th Jul 2015 - 12noon-6pm | Free
3rd to 28th July 2015 - Various Times | Free
Fabricity presents a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the City and South London Railway, the world's first underground electric railway, which started in the City of London.
24th June to 25th July 2015 | £19-£45, Premium £60
Set in the Deep South, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel won multiple awards when it premiered in 2013 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Now, two years later, the stage version ...more
26th June to 27th July 2015 | Free
Californian multimedia artist Doug Aitken takes over the Barbican this summer for Station to Station, a free, 30-day "happening" inspired by his 2013 event in which he and a number of other artists trained it ...more
25th May to 29th November 2015 - Various Times | Free
Sunday 5th July 2015 - 7.30pm | £10-£38
The LSO Youth and Community Choirs join the LSO in a performance of Jonathan Dove's children's opera, as well as a performance of Walton's First Symphony.
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July 2015 - 7.30pm | £25-£75
The award-winning and influential jazz performers unite.
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 June to 4th July 2015 | £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
12th, 13th and 14th October 2015 - 9am-9pm | £349
Create. Innovate. Code. JAX London - Conference for JAVA Masterminds, 12-14 October.
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.
Events at Central Hall Westminster
Saturday 11th July 2015 - 7pm-9.30pm | £18.50, under 16s £12.50
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 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.
Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July 2015 - 8.45am-6pm | £169 two day ticket, £139 adv two day ticket, £119 adv one day ticket
Workshops and masterclasses by members of the world's largest association for fitness professionals.
Saturday 25th July 2015 - 9am-4pm | £65-£75
Challenge yourself with an aquatic obstacle course by to swimming, wading, crawling, climbing and jumping your way around the course.
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2015 | Free to watch
The triathlon is fast replacing the marathon as the event of choice for testing your body to the limit and the London Triathlon is the world's largest event of its kind. Over 13,000 entrants are ...more
14th August 2015 at 11am-5pm & 15th and 16th August 2015 at 11am-9pm | £25
Discussions and talks with top YouTubers.
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
3rd and 4th July 2015 at 10am-5pm & 5th July 2015 at 11am-4pm | Free
3rd and 4th July 2015 at 10am-5pm & 5th July 2015 at 10am-4pm | Free
3rd and 4th July 2015 at 10am-5pm & 5th July 2015 at 10am-4pm | Free
2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2015 - 9.30am-12noon | Free
Exhibitors display their designs.
Friday 7th August 2015 at 1pm-8.30pm & Saturday 8th August 2015 at 12noon-8pm | £7-£65
A two-day event featuring runways and contemporary exhibitions.
4th July 2015
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