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Earls Court and Olympia Exhibitions
This famous venue has been the stage for thousands of events since 1886.
Earls Court and Olympia Exhibitions History
Earls Court and Olympia were run independently of each other until 1974 when they were combined under the common ownership of Sterling Guarantee Trust. When Sterling Guarantee Trust merged with P&O in 1985, Earls Court and Olympia became subsidiaries of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
The latest chapter of Earls Court and Olympia's history began in September 1999 when a consortium of Candover Investments and The Morris Family bought Earls Court and Olympia Group from P&O for £183m. Under the direction of Andrew Morris, Earls Court and Olympia's new chief executive, a range of new initiatives have been introduced.
These initiatives have seen the company become more entrepreneurial in style with a flatter management structure, where the voice of every employee is heard.
Inside the venues, the Venue Improvement Programme has been accelerated and a new retail catering strategy has seen high-street brands such as Pret A Manager, Soup Opera and Costa Coffee opening outlets.
Earls Court Olympia Exhibitions Venue
Earls Court and Olympia have been the stage for thousands of breathtaking events since the Grand Hall opened in 1886. Today, the venues are renowned as the home of many of the UK's finest trade and consumer shows and are immediately linked with names such as the Daily Mail Ideal Home Show, Hotelympia, Confex, The Cosmopolitan Show, Ski and Snowboard Show, and The Olympia International Show Jumping Championships.
But to talk about Earls Court and Olympia simply as exhibition venues does not do them justice - conferences, conventions, pop concerts, award dinners, sporting events and corporate events are all at home in London's leading venues. The Grand Hall's initial and enduring popularity made it plainly obvious that more space was required at Olympia and in 1923 the New Hall, later renamed the National Hall, and was added. Six years later saw the opening of the Empire Hall, which was later renamed Olympia Two. Olympia's exhibition space was completed in 1959, when the West Hall, an extension of the Grand Hall was added.
In 1991, Earls Court One was joined by Earls Court Two, which offered 17,000sqm of column-free space beneath Europe's biggest unsupported roof-span.
Earls Court and Olympia's two conference centres were opened in 1987 at Olympia's and 1993 at Earls Court.
Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan a visit to Earls Court and Olympia? The exhibition centre is quick and easy to reach by bus or underground. You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438