Venue information

The Olympia Conference Centre is situated on Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX, UK. Olympia Grand is the main hall in the Olympia complex and its entrance is on Olympia Way, opposite the Kensington (Olympia) station.

Getting there

Shuttle bus service

During the Charing Cross Symposium (26–29 April 2016) there will be dedicated shuttle bus services running to and from the Olympia complex. These services will run from three hotels (Hilton Kensington, The Lancaster Hotel and Millennium Gloucester) and will be available to all delegates.

Public transport

London Overground

  • The nearest station is Kensington (Olympia). During the week, Kensington (Olympia) station is served by London Overground only. The entrance to Olympia Grand is opposite the station exit on Olympia Way. Turn left outside the station and follow the CX signs.
  • Direct services run from West Brompton, Clapham Junction, Balham, East Croydon, Shepherd’s Bush, Watford Junction, Milton Keynes Central, Willesden Junction, West Hampstead and Stratford.

London Underground

The nearest London Underground (Tube) stations are Earls Court, Hammersmith, and High Street Kensington. All three stations are within a 10–20 minute walk from Olympia Grand.

  • Piccadilly Line: Baron’s Court is a 10-minute walk away.
  • Hammersmith & City Line: Hammersmith Station is an 5-minute bus ride or a 15-minute walk.
  • Circle Line: Hammersmith Station is a 5-minute bus ride or a 15-minute walk. High Street Kensington is a 5-minute bus ride or a 15-minute walk.
  • Central Line: Change at Shepherd’s Bush for a 2-minute Overground train journey to Kensington (Olympia).
  • District Line: Change at West Brompton for a 2-minute Overground train journey to Kensington (Olympia). Alternatively West Kensington is an 8-minute walk, and High Street Kensington is a 5-minute bus ride or a 15-minute walk.

London Buses

Bus routes 9, 10, 27, 28 and 391 all stop directly outside the Olympia complex on Hammersmith Road. Bus route 49 stops on Holland Road.

  • 9: Runs from Aldwych to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Aldwych (north).
  • 10: Runs from Kings Cross to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Kings Cross (north).
  • 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).
  • 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 airports

There are Tube, train and bus links from Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and City airports.

  • Gatwick: Gatwick Express or Southern trains to Clapham Junction. Then change onto the Overground direct to Kensington (Olympia).
  • Heathrow: Piccadilly line to Hammersmith, and Olympia is a 5-minute bus ride or a 12-minute walk. Or Heathrow Express train to Paddington station, then go to Hammersmith using the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line.
  • Stansted: Stansted Express to Liverpool Street. Then change onto the Central line for Shepherd’s Bush, and take the Overground one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
  • City: Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bank. Change onto the Central line for Shepherd’s Bush, and take the Overground one stop to Kensington (Olympia).
  • Luton: 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 Overground one stop to Kensington (Olympia).

For further information, please visit the Transport for London website: www.tfl.gov.uk

If you require further information about travel and accommodation, please email us at: info@cxsymposium.com