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Great British Beer Festival

06/08/2019 - 10/08/2019  Olympia  Visit Website

Visit London Olympia for Britain's flagship beer festival. This year the Great British Beer Festival takes you on a journey from the smallest seed to the perfect pint. 

Experience the natural magic of grain to glass, while enjoying live music, delicious food and more.

Living up to its reputation as ‘Britain’s ultimate beer festival,' The Great British Beer Festival showcases hundreds of real ales, international beers, ciders and perries all under our iconic roof.

In addition, there will also be wine, gin and coffee on offer for people looking to taste something a little different to beer. 

Tutored tasting sessions will be taking place throughout the event to help you learn more about the craft which goes into making Britain’s best beers. 

As well as enjoying some fantastic street food, visitors can enjoy live music and take part in pub quizzes as well as find out which beer will be crowned the 2019 Champion Beer of Britain, one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. 

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In 1886, the National Agricultural Hall opened with the aim of creating the UK’s largest covered show centre. Its name changed quickly and renamed Olympia later that same year. The building was built using a 1200 tonne frame made of iron and 2500 sheets of quarter-inch-thick glass.

In 1886/7 the first event to be held at the freshly named Olympia was the Hippodrome Circus. This show was closely followed by ‘An Exhibition of Sporting Dogs’ by the infamous Mr Charles Cruft alongside other equestrian and sporting events.

June 4th 1888 saw the Irish Exhibition open, showcasing an insight into Irish life, work and industry. In 1889, Phineas T.Barnum’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ arrived in London, and the Olympia was the chosen location.

In 1908 Olympia saw the very first Ideal Home show!

In the 195o’s annual events became popular with food, hotel and catering exhibitions as well as the 1953 Motor Show which was hugely popular so much so the police asked the exhibitors to open the doors early as the queues of visitors was so long! Jimmi Hendrix and a little-known band called The Pink Floyd also performed in the 1960s as well as the continuation of Crufts dog show.

In 2013, Olympia was completely renovated during a massive £30m redevelopment resulting Olympia Central and Olympia Conference Centre. The company also rebranded as Olympia London. 

In 2017 Olympia London was acquired by a consortium of investors, headed by Yoo Capital and Deutsche Finance. The venue’s history and original purpose offered inspiration for their vision of the space will watch Olympia London transform into a world-leading events entertainment, arts and experiential district; to be marvelled over for the next 130 years and beyond. 

Depending on what you fancy to eat and are looking for, there are a variety of options open to you in the capital. Below is a list of local eating establishments (and not limited to ...) 

Maharaja Indian Restaurant (Indian Cuisine)

1.473 miles from Olympia London

Location:- 50 Queensway

L'Elysee Artisan Cafe and Patisserie (French, Café, European, Healthy)

0.1   miles from Olympia London

Location:- 93 Hammersmith Road

Chez Abir Restaurant (Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean)

0.1   miles from Olympia London

Location:- 34 Blythe Road

The Cumberland Arms (Bar, British Pub, Gastropub)

0.1   miles from Olympia London

Location:- 29 North End Road 

Pizza Express - Olympia (Italian, Pizza)

0.1   miles from Olympia London

Location:- Hammersmith Road Olympia Exhibition Centre, Addison Rooms


Argentine Steakhouse El Toro (Steakhouse, Argentinian)

0.1 miles from Olympia London

Location:- 87 Hammersmith Road

Cibo (Italian)

0.3 miles from Olympia London

Location:- 3 Russell Gardens

Society Bar & Restaurant (Bar, International, Contemporary, British)

0.2 miles from Olympia London

Location:- 380 Kensington High Street

The Melody Restaurant (European, British)

0.3 miles from Olympia London

Location:- 153 Hammersmith Road

 

Hilton London Olympia 4*

Distance From Olympia London – 0.2 miles

Address:-

380 Kensington High Street

London

W14 8NL

 

Ibis London Shepherds Bush – Hammersmith Hotel 3*

Distance From Olympia London – 0.6 miles

Address:- 3-5 Rockley Road

London

W14 0DJ

 

Premier Inn London Kensington (Olympia) Hotel 3*

Distance From Olympia London -

Address:-

22-32 West Cromwell Road

London

SW5 9QJ

 

Hilton London Kensington 4*

Distance From Olympia London – 0.6 miles 

Address:-

179 – 199 Holland Park Avenue 

London

W11 4UL 

 

Novotel London West 4*

Distance From Olympia London – 0.5 miles

Address:-

1 Shortlands

London

W6 8DR

 

Residence Inn London Kensington 3*

Distance From Olympia London – 0.4 miles

Address:-

181 – 183 Warwick Road

London

W14 8PU

 

K West Hotel & Spa 4*

Distance From Olympia London – 0.5 miles

Address:-

Richmond Way

Shepherds Bush

London

W14 0AX

 

Hand and Flower Hotel 3*

Distance From Olympia London – 0.1 miles

Address:-

1 Hammersmith Road

London

W14 8XJ

 


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