Venue

CAMRA is hosting the Great British Beer Festival for its 8th consecutive year at Olympia London.

Providing a stunning backdrop of grand Victorian architecture for over 130 years, Olympia London has enjoyed a colourful history since opening its doors to the public in 1886. The Great British Beer Festival first moved to Olympia in 1992, and with a short break at Earls Court the venue has now been home to the festival since 2012. We’re excited to be bringing you some incredible beers this year at one of London’s most iconic venues. 

Train & Tube

London Overground

Kensington (Olympia) is on the London Overground network. It’s one stop from Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) or West Brompton (District line). The venue is right next to the station.

London Underground

District Line
There is only a District line service from Earls Court at weekends. Please check before you travel.

When travelling from Monday to Friday, you should change at West Brompton for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia). Alternatively West Kensington is an 8 minute walk away, and High Street Kensington is a 4 minute bus ride or 12 minute walk away.

Central Line
Change at Shepherd’s Bush for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia).

Piccadilly Line
Baron’s Court is a 9 minute walk away from Olympia London.

Hammersmith & City Line
Hammersmith Station is a 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.

Circle Line
High Street Kensington is a 4 minute bus ride or 12 minute walk away. Hammersmith Station is a 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.

  

Bus

The following buses all stop within a very short walk of the venue:

9 – runs to and from Aldwych and Hammersmith.
23 – runs to and from Westbourne Park and Hammersmith.
27 – runs to and from Chalk Farm and Turnham Green.
28 – runs to and from Kensal Rise and Wandsworth.
49 – runs to and from White City and Clapham Junction.
391 – runs to and from Fulham and Richmond.

N9, N23, N27, N28 also run a night service.

Cycling

Bike racks are situated near the entrances to the Olympia Grand, Olympia National and Olympia West, these racks are available for anyone to use.

The venue is very well supported by Santander cycles. If you wish to hire a Santander cycle, there are three docking stations within a five minute walk of the venue.

Walking

Olympia London is just a short walk from Barons Court, West Kensington, Earls Court, Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and High Street Kensington. You can reach any of these stations via foot in less than 20 minutes.

See here for some tips and advice on walking in and around London.

Guidance

Printable Travel Guide

Map of Olympia London Bus Stops

TfL Journey Planner

Printable Venue Map

For more travel and access information visit Olympia London’s website.