Train & Tube
Olympia London is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station, served by the London Overground and national rail networks. A further five Underground lines are connected; only a short walk away, so everyone can arrive together.
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 next to the station.
Baron’s Court is a 9 minute walk away.
Hammersmith & City Line
Hammersmith Station is an 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.
Hammersmith Station is an 5 minute bus ride or 15 minute walk away.
High Street Kensington is a 4 minute bus ride or 12 minute walk away.
Change at Shepherd’s Bush for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia).
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.
There is also an occasional service from Earls Court on weekends, and for some major events. Please check before you travel.
The following buses all stop within very short walking distance of the venues.
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.
It’s quicker and easier to travel to the venues by public transport, but we realise that sometimes you’ve just got to drive.
Our postcode is 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.
Cycling is a great way to get to the venues at Olympia, London.
The best way to prepare for your ride is to use TfL’s Journey Planner to find the best cycle route.
Transport for London also have cycling maps, tips and a guide to taking your bicycle on public transport. You can also find out more about Barclays Cycle Hire.
There are bike racks outside Olympia National on Hammersmith Road, and outside the Pillar Hall, on Olympia Way.
Olympia, London venues can be easily reached from all four London airports.
Piccadilly line to Hammersmith. Olympia is a 5 minute bus ride, or 12 minute walk away.
Heathrow Express train to Paddington. Then go to Hammersmith, using the Circle or Hammersmith & City line.
Gatwick Express to Clapham Junction. Then change onto a direct train to Kensington (Olympia).
Stansted Express to Liverpool Street. Then change onto the Central line for Shepherd’s Bush, and take the train one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bank. Change onto the Central line for Shepherd’s Bush, and take the train one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
Take a train from Luton Airport to St Pancras. Change onto the Victoria line for Oxford Circus. Then change onto the Central line for Shepherd’s Bush, and take the train one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
Hire & Taxi
It’s quicker and safer to pre-book a taxi, or use a black cab.
Minicabit enables you to search the best cab deals and instantly book.
You can book with minicabit to go directly from anywhere in the UK to Olympia, London.
They gather real-time quotes from a UK-wide network of licensed minicab operators. You can then book your cab online and get free updates, by email or text, with details of your cab operator.
If you forget to book with minicabit, and you’re travelling at night, it’s always safest to take a licensed taxi.
Cabwise offer you a text service that sends taxi details direct to your 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*. You’ll immediately get one taxi (black cab) and two minicab numbers sent to your mobile. You don’t even need to tell them where you are as they’ll find your location using GPS.
In order to make best use of the service, text ‘CAB’ before you are ready to leave (e.g. before last orders). Then you’ll have plenty of time to phone for the cab and arrange pickup for when you are ready to head home.
Cabwise is available on all mobile networks.
*Text charged at 35p per enquiry plus standard text message rate. Roaming rates apply to overseas networks. Customers on the 3 network need to enter different information. See tfl.gov.uk/cabwise for details.
Stay safe at night…
Any minicab journey that has not been pre-booked is illegal, uninsured and unsafe. It is a criminal offence for drivers to carry out a journey that has not been booked through a licensed operator.
Booking guarantees that your trip will be carried out by a licensed driver in a licensed vehicle. It also means that a record will be kept of your journey, your driver and the vehicle used. In the event of any problems, the driver can be traced.
Only licensed taxis (black cabs) can be hailed in the street or picked up at a rank without a booking.
National Express offer round the clock services into the centre of London. There’s over 1,000 departure points across the UK.
You’ll arrive at London Victoria Coach station. Then simply hop on the District Line to West Brompton, and Kensington (Olympia) is one stop away on London Overground.
It’s easy, affordable and more environmentally friendly than driving alone.
You can buy tickets online, call 08750 80 80 80, or visit your local National Express outlet.
easyBus is the cheapest way to/from Olympia London to/from Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport with direct services operating from every 15 minutes, throughout the day and night.
The easyBus picks up and drops off around the corner from West Brompton, and Kensington (Olympia) is one stop away on London Overground.
easyBus is open to all airline passengers – whoever you fly with.
You can book guaranteed seats online from £2 one way.