Top Five Best Exhibition Centres in London
As you might expect from such a major city, London has its fair share of stunning conference centres. You may be looking for a venue to host your next event and may be thinking of choosing from one of the best exhibition centres available. So, what are the top five best London exhibition centres?
Leading Exhibition Centres in London
Here are some of the best expo centres in the capital:
This premier destination is in the heart of the capital’s event district, surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars and excellent hotels. There are no fewer than 1,400 rooms between the seven on-site hotels (which range from budget to luxury). In addition, ExCel has fantastic transport links with three railway stations, easy access to the Tube and even an airport (London City) within five minutes.
The ExCel London has 100,000 m² of flexible space, including the country’s largest auditorium, the city’s biggest banqueting hall (with space for up to 3,000 guests) and a multifunction conference suite. You’ll find purpose-made meeting rooms and huge event halls, ideal for the largest event types.
The Olympia Exhibition Centre is one of the oldest and most established venues of its type. It’s based in Hammersmith, West London and is a cultural landmark, hosting a range of international consumer exhibitions, conferences, trade shows and sporting events each year.
Olympia London has its own overground station as well as a tube stop and is currently undergoing extensive development to make it even larger and more imposing than it already is. Expect additional cinemas, music venues, event spaces, retail, dining establishments and new hotels soon.
Named after the late monarch, this is the largest purpose-built facility in central London, with a capacity of up to 2,500 people. The QEII Centre hosts more than 400 high-profile conventions, conferences, corporate events and exhibitions annually and is opposite Westminster Abbey. Within easy access, you’ll find everything that central London offers, and there are more than 6,000 hotel bedrooms within walking distance.
The QEII Centre has 32 dedicated event spaces, and the in-house team can help provide a range of services, from catering packages to audiovisual equipment and live broadcasting. The venue also has an on-site and in-house catering team.
This London exhibition centre features a restored Victorian theatre set in almost 200 acres of rolling parkland. The Alexandra Palace (or Ally Pally as it is affectionately known) is in the north of the city and is a public centre of recreation, entertainment and education. It features the Great Hall and West Hall, which are ideal for conferences, music concerts and exhibitions and is close to both overground railway stations and underground tubes.
One of the newest conference centres in London, the Grade 1-listed Tobacco Dock has 40 individual spaces suitable for all events. The owner calls it the city’s most “creative” venue, hosting various events from food festivals to live music, annual awards dinners and large conferences. Despite its relative youth, the venue has already hosted more than 1,500 events and catered to more than 2 million visitors, and you’ll find an on-site team to help with planning and catering.
Tobacco Dock is in East London but close to the central travel zone, with a variety of public transport links, buses and stations.
Getting Support for Your Next Exhibition
As you narrow down your choice of venues from this London exhibition centres list, you need to turn your attention to staffing to make the most of your upcoming event. Work with Eventeem, one of the industry leaders, and they can help you with a range of activities such as event registration, product samples and more. Get in touch with one of the team for further advice today.