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
Friday 16th October 2015 - 6.30pm-11pm | £29.50
Drum'n'bass collective from Hackney, London.
Saturday 17th October 2015 - 7.30pm | £26
American DJ and record producer Diplo's electronic music project featuring Jillionaire and Walshy Fire promotes the third studio album Peace Is The Mission.
Sunday 18th October 2015 - 2pm | £40
Rock, punk and alternative showcase headlined by Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides.
Friday 23rd October 2015 | Adv: £8.60 (Own skates: £7.20) plus booking fee | Door: £9 (inc skate), NUS £8 inc skates
Disney did it, the BBC have done dancing on it, now cheesy nightclub organisers (and proud of it) Club de Fromage go 'on ice'. Skate to pop classics from Katy Perry and Bon Jovi, The ...more
23rd, 24th and 25th October 2015 | £10 (Adults), £8 (Concessions) | Two day ticket - £16 (Adults), £13 (Concession) | Three day ticket - £22 (Adults), £18 (Concessions)
American superstar yoga teacher Tara Stiles will be one of the stars of this year's OM Yoga Show which installs an air of meditative contemplation at Alexandra Palace, a new home for this annual show. ...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
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th October 2015 - 7.45pm-9.15pm | £18
An irreverent comedy written and directed by Alejandro Ricano, and inspired by American road movies. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.
5th August to 31st October 2015 | £30-£62.50. Advance tickets are sold out but 30 tickets a day will be sold on the door.
25th May to 29th November 2015 - Various Times | Free
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October 2015 - 7.45pm-9.30pm | £18
A politically charged documentary-based performance charting a turbulent period in the recent history of modern Mexico, using archive video footage, projections and real statistics.
Monday 12th October 2015 - 7.30pm | £32.50
The Grammy Award-winning blues-rock musician performs with his backing group.
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
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 | In Adv £13 (Adults) - LondonTown readers get over 20% off, simply quote CL15X3 | On Door £18 (Adults)
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
4th, 5th and 6th December 2015 | £12 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. This event will feature ...more
Wednesday 27th January 2016 at 8.30pm-6pm & Thursday 28th January 2016 at 8.30pm-5.30pm | Free-£150
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.
Events at Earls Court Exhibition Centre
25th to 29th Nov 2015 | £14 (Adults), £12 (Concessions)
New for the 2015 Ideal Home Show at Christmas is the Christmas Arcade filled with the latest toys, gifts, books and gizmos, perfect presents for friends and family. With over 650 exhibitors across 7 sections ...more
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
Wednesday 7th October 2015 at 9.30am-5.30pm & Thursday 8th October 2015 at 9.30am-4.30pm | Free
Now in its 10th year, the event showcases brand new exclusive content and senior-level insights from across the industry, as well as unveiling the latest developments in IT.
Friday 9th October 2015 at 10am-6pm & Saturday 10th October 2015 at 10am-5pm | phone for prices
A large audience of investors, homebuyers, landlords and property trade professionals gather to create the UK's largest property investment, business and networking event.
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2015 - 11am-7pm | £10
A chance to browse a wide range of stalls and demonstrations showcasing ideas and inspiration for your big day.
Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October 2015 - 8.30am-5.30pm | £490-£650
AngularConnect is a two-day, multi-track conference featuring talks from the world's leading Angular experts, including the core Angular team from Google.
Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October 2015 - 9am-5.30pm | Free
Annual conference and exhibition for the commercial and civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) community.
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
16th, 17th and 18th October 2015 | Adult £12.50 advance, £15 on the door | Child £8 advance, £10 on the door | Concession £10 advance, £12.50 on the door
Rounding off chocolate week, The Chocolate Show at London Olympia is an all-encompassing celebration of the sweet stuff with a tempting array of demonstrations, tastings, activities and shopping opportunities. This year sees a number of ...more
Saturday 31st October 2015 at 10am-5pm & Sunday 1st November 2015 at 10am-4pm | £12, adv £8
2nd to 8th Nov 2015 | TBC, Children 12 years and under Free
Get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof at Olympia - and get it out of the way more than a month before Santa arrives. An annual fixture in the seasonal calendar, the ...more
2nd to 8th Nov 2015 | From £13
The Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair is becoming somewhat of an antique itself, as it celebrates a quarter of a century this year. Taking place at London's Olympia, the annual fair is a permanent ...more
13th, 14th and 15th November 2015 | £26.50 (Adults Fri), £27.50 (Adults Sat), £26.50 (Adults Sun), £14.50 (Children Aged 6-17 Sat), £3 (Children Aged 6-17 Sun), Free (Children Aged 0-5)
Following the success of last year's show, the BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show returns to a new location for 2015, site sharing London's Olympia with the BBC Good Food Show and a ticket ...more
7th October 2015
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