The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
About The Fair
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation
History
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In The Press
Free Tickets
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MORE ABOUT THE FAIR
About The Fair
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation
History
The Fair Organisers
In The Press
Free Tickets
Gallery

Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Thursday 1st June
1pm - 8pm

Friday 2nd June
11am - 7pm

Saturday 3rd June
11am - 4pm

Tickets & Admission

    • To celebrate the Fair's 60th anniversary in 2017 all tickets are free this year.
    • If you'd like to receive free tickets to future events just register here.
    • To avoid a queue for the cloakroom at opening, you are advised to avoid the first open hour or two on Thursday.

Condition of Entry

  • As advised by the Metropolitan Police, Olympia now operates a total bag search policy.
  • All bags (except small handbags) must be checked into the Cloakroom before entering the Fair; these are subject to random search on deposit.
  • No books, maps, prints or manuscripts may be taken into the Fair and must be checked into the cloakroom.
  • If you are bringing material for inspection by a specific named exhibitor by pre-appointment, please tell the front of house staff.
  • We appreciate your co-operation to ensure the safety and security of our visitors and exhibitors.

Location

Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX. The entrance is just one door down from the Pizza Express restaurant on the corner of Olympia Way and Hammersmith Road, so it couldn't be easier to find.

Travel & Parking

Please note, it is quicker and easier to travel to Olympia by public transport. The nearest train station is Kensington Olympia, which is served by the Overground, Southern Services, and the District Line (Saturday only). Olympia is also a 12 minute walk from the West Kensington Underground station, which is served by the District Line.

For travel and parking information, please visit http://www.olympia.co.uk/visiting/getting-here/train-tube

Information on disabled access can be found at http://www.olympia.co.uk/visiting/disabled-access

Information on parking at Olympia can be found at http://www.olympia.co.uk/visiting/parking/parking-tariffs

Shuttle Bus to the PBFA ILEC Fair

There will be a free shuttle service running between Olympia and the PBFA London International Fair at the ILEC Conference Centre. There is a vintage double-decker bus running on Friday, the first of which will pick up from Olympia at 1pm on Friday, travelling to the ILEC Fair as soon as the traffic allows after that.  The shuttle will continue running between both venues until 7pm on Friday.   On Saturday there is a single-decker vintage London bus running between both venues between 10am and 4pm.  Please note that the arrival and departure times of the bus, is dependent on the unpredictability of the road traffic on both days.  In our experience, the traffic is always worse on the Friday than it is on the Saturday and journey times can therefore vary from anything between 45 minutes, and nine minutes!

Food & Drink

There are several food and drink outlets inside the National Hall. There is internal access direct into Pizza Express, and two cafes, as well as the ever-popular Book Fair Bar, operate within the hall itself.
 

The Local Area

More information on the local area can be found at http://www.olympia.co.uk/visiting/local-area/secret-olympia