Travelling to Olympia
Courtesy Buses to and from the PBFA Fair
Once again, we plan to run courtesy buses between the Olympia Fair and the PBFA Fair at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court on Friday between 2pm and 7pm and on Saturday 11am to 4pm. Buses will stop directly outside the front of each entrance.
By London Underground
The nearest tube station to the venue is Kensington Olympia on the District line from Earls Court but services to this station have recently been reduced - please check before you travel.
The National Hall at Olympia is only an eight minute walk from Barons Court (Piccadilly Line) underground station and ten minutes from Hammersmith. A large number of buses run from High Street Kensington (Circle and District Lines.)
For the latest tube, bus and overground information to plan your visit, go to: London Transport Journey Planner
The following buses all stop within very short walking distance of the venue.
9 - runs from Aldwych to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Aldwych (north). There is also a night bus route - N9.
10 - runs from Kings Cross to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Kings Cross (north). There is also a night bus route - N10 - that extends to Richmond (south).
27 - runs from Chalk Farm to Turnham Green (south) and Turnham Green to Chalk Farm (north). This bus runs 24 hours a day.
28 - runs from Kensal Rise to Wandsworth (south) and Wandsworth to Kensal Rise (north). There is also a night bus route - N28 that extends to Camden Town (north).
49 - runs from White City to Clapham Junction (south) and Clapham Junction to White City (north). It stops on Holland Road and Olympia is just around the corner.
391 - runs from Fulham to Richmond (south) and Richmond to Fulham (north). It stops at the top of North End Road, opposite the venues.
London Overground and Southern trains run direct services to West Brompton Station (for Earls Court) and Kensington (Olympia).
Direct services run from Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Watford Junction, Willesden Junction and Stratford.
The Olympia Exhibition Centre has teamed up with Cabwise to offer visitors a text service that sends taxi details direct to a mobile phone.
If you need a taxi home and don’t have the number of a cab firm in the area, simply text ‘CAB’ to 60835*.
Directions to Olympia (W14 8UX)
From M1 / A1 / M11 / A10 take the A406 westbound to A4. Continue on A4 over Hammersmith Flyover, turn left onto the B317 (North End Road) and follow signs.
From M4 / A4 follow directions as above.
From A3 / M3 follow signs for central London, take Wandsworth or Putney Bridges.
From Wandsworth Bridge, turn left onto New Kings Road, turn right onto Fulham High Street, which becomes Fulham Palace Road. At Hammersmith roundabout turn right onto Hammersmith Road and follow signs.
From Putney Bridge, turn left onto Fulham Palace Road and follow directions as above.
From M2 / M20 / A2 follow signs to central London, take Blackfriars, London, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Southwark, Chelsea or Battersea Bridges, turn left along Embankment and follow signs.
From A12 / A13 follow signs for central London towards Tower or London Bridge. Do not cross bridge, instead continue along Embankment and follow signs.
There are disabled bays available in the multi-storey car park at Olympia.
ARE YOU HIRING A CAR AND WANT TO PARK AT OLYMPIA?
If you are hiring a car and driving to Olympia then you wont know your car registration number at the time of booking. You are therefore advised to book your car parking space online in the usual way but when the order system requests your car registration number, replace it with the expression "TBC" (to be confirmed) instead. Immediately after placing your order, print a copy of the confirmation with your reference number on it, keep it safe and bring that with you to Olympia. When entering the carpark pull a ticket from the barrier machine as you enter and park normally. When you leave the carpark, present a copy of your printed confirmation (with reference number printed on it) along with the ticket pulled from the machine upon entering to the clerk at the pay station, and he / she will give you a pass to leave. This somewhat long-winded process will ensure you pay a lower rate than if you simply drove up and parked on the day - which is also an option of course!
Parking at Olympia
Please note, it is quicker and easier to travel to Olympia by public transport. Parking is available at Olympia and it is recommended that you book in advance via this link: