Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Located in central London, in Earls Court area, the Exhibition Centre is a conference and venue centre which hosts approximately 200 events every year. Famous singers like Madonna, Kylie Minogue and George Micheal have performed at the Exhibition. To get here from hotel Olympia you can walk only for 1 minute.
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall is one of the world’s most famous theatre. This international stage was opened in 1871 by the Queen Victoria, her husband Prince Albert wanted to create a “central hall” in heart of London to strengthen the passion for Arts and Sciences. Every year there are 360 events including classical and jazz music, circus, rock, pop, opera, dance, comedy, tennis, dinners, award ceremonies. To get here from hotel Olympia you can walk for circa 10 minutes or take the Piccadilly Line (journey time approximately 5 minutes).
The British Museum is one of the world’s biggest museums of human history and culture. It was opened for the first time on 15th January 1759. Many collections from all over the world are numbered. Works and sculptures dated back to prehistoric era such as, the Turquoise serpent, the Rosetta stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the Mosaic of Christ, and others of present time are all included. To get here from hotel Olympia take the Piccadilly and Northern Lines (journey time approximately 20 minutes).
Every year more than 4 million people visit the art gallery to view the vast collection of works of international modern and contemporary art. Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois are only few of hundreds of artists exhibited at the Tate Modern. The gallery also offers the opportunity to play games, read books, watch films. Plenty of other multimedia activities will help you to discover more about twentieth-century art and artists.To get here from hotel Olympia take the District and Jubilee Lines (journey time approximately 20 minutes).
Founded in 1824, the gallery hosts a collection of 2,300 paintings from the 13th to the 19th century which includes Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh. There are different exiciting reasons to come and visit the National Gallery: exploring the collections, learning about art, relaxing, meeting friends, having a good lunch, shopping, listening to music and watching movies. To get here from hotel Olympia take the Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines (journey time approximately 20 minutes).
National History Museum
Opened more than 250 years ago, exactly on Easter Monday in 1881, the Museum is well known all over the world for its impressive collection of dinosaur skeletons. National History Museum displays in total more than 70 million specimens: 55 million animals, 9 million fossils, 6 million plant specimens, 500,000 rocks and minerals, 3,200 meteorites, 17 million insect and 3 million plant specimens.
The EDF Energy London Eye is the tallest ferries wheel in Europe (135 metres). Since 2000, year of its launch, it has greeted more than 39 million visitors. London Eye offers breathtaking views of the city. Now you can also experience 4D sensory effects: you can feel the wind, snow and floor shaking. If you are in London on New Year’s Eve, absolutely don’t miss the spectacular fireworks launched over the London Eye. You will never forget this event. To get here from hotel Olympia take the District Line (journey time approximately 13 minutes).
Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A was founded in 1852 and is the world’s greatest museum of decorative art and design. The museum holds a collection of more than 4.5 million objects from ceramics to textiles, costumes to furniture, jewelleries to ironworks and sculptures to drawings. If you love arts put a stop during your trip to admire baroque, gothic, medieval, modernism, neo-classicism, renaissance and surrealism styles. Victoria and Albert Museum offers not only art but also live performances, installations, bar, restaurant, DJs, evening exhibitions and events. To get here from hotel Olympia you can walk for circa 10 minutes or take the Piccadilly Line (journey time approximately 5 minutes).
One of the main attractions in London is definitely Madame Tussauds, a famous wax museum divided into six different zones: A-list party, Scream, Premiere night, Spirit of London, Sports, Warhol’s Women, Royal appointment, Music Megastars. With over 300 wax figures, Madame Tussauds is the only place where you can find members of the Royal family, actors, singers, sportspersons and people who have changed the history all represented. To get here from hotel Olympia you can take the Piccadilly and Jubilee Lines (journey time approximately 20 minutes).
Since its beginning in 1857, the Science Museum it has housed a collection of 300,000 objects, from the past to the future, including Stephenson's Rocket, the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, some of the earliest remaining steam engines, a working example of Charles Babbage's Difference engine, the first prototype of the 10,000-year Clock of the Long Now and documentation of the first typewriter. In addition, at the Science Museum you can watch stunning science movies at the IMAX cinema, discover the history of technology, entertain your kids with funny workshops and find more about the principles of science during interactive shows. To get here from hotel Olympia you can walk for circa 10 minutes or take the Piccadilly Line (journey time approximately 5 minutes).
Luxury is the only word which perfectly describes Harrods. The British store, with its seven floors and 330 departments, offers a wide range of products and services: clothing, cosmetics, bank, pet spa, theatre, cigar room, fossils, minerals, foods and wines. Guided by the motto “All Things for All People, Everywhere”, Harrods satisfies all shopping lovers’ needs. The famous department store offers to fashion victims a special programme known as “By Appointment”, you can book a personal shopper who will help you with all your requests, with no limits to your desires. The best time to visit Harrods is in the evening, when 11,500 light bulbs illuminate it. To get here from hotel Olympia you can walk for circa 20 minutes or take the Piccadilly Line (journey time approximately 5 minutes).
300 shops, restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels are the main elements that make Oxford Street the busiest shopping street in Europe. Most shops open at 10 am until 07pm with late nights on Thursday. Oxford Street is well known for its three department stores as Selfridge, Debenhams and House of Fraser. Please, visit the website for the latest promotions. To get here from hotel Olympia you can take the Piccadilly and Victoria Lines (journey time approximately 5 minutes).