Attending as an International Delegate


Transport to Olympia London

Olympia London is easy to reach from all the airports, which serve London. It is often quicker and easier to use public transport to reach the venue.

Almost all of London public transport is can be paid for by using an Oyster Card (https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster/entry.do) or a contactless payment cards, typically the Visa, MasterCard or American Express cards you use for everyday expenditure. (Exceptions are stated below). Trains and tube journeys can be purchased as paper tickets, but it is often cheaper and easier to pay with a contactless card or oyster card.

Public Transport

London Gatwick (23.5 miles)

Simply jump on the train from London Gatwick to Clapham Junction. Then change onto the Overground, direct to Kensington (Olympia) Overground Station. (Around 45 minutes)

You can also use easyBus to travel to/from Gatwick Airport. The easyBus picks up and drops off around the corner from West Brompton Station, and Kensington (Olympia) is one stop away on London Overground. (Not included on Oyster Card/Contactless Card)

London Heathrow (9.6 miles)

Use the Piccadilly line at Heathrow and travel directly to Baron’s Court Station. Olympia London is then only a 5-minute bus ride, or 9-minute walk away. (Journey is 45 – 55 minutes long dependant on airport terminal)

City Airport (12.5 miles)

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). (Around 1 hour)

London Stansted (42.6 miles)

Take the Stansted Express from London Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Train Station (please note you must purchase ticket for this journey, you cannot use an oyster card/contactless card.) Then change onto the Central line at London Liverpool Street and travel to Shepherd’s Bush. At Shepherd’s Bush, take the Overground one stop to Kensington (Olympia). (Around 1 hour and 30 minutes).

 

Black Cabs/Taxis

Olympia London recommended Chauffeur Services are:

  • Abbey 020 8969 2777
  • Browns 020 8589 9993
  • Don Williams 020 8766 8811
  • Hurlingham Cars 020 7381 1111
  • Maxwell Cars 020 8748 3000

Please note due to traffic in London, your journey will likely be longer should you choose to travel by taxi and the costs of your journey may increase as a result of being delayed in traffic.

 

Accommodation

 PESGB have appointed Event Express as the Official Accommodation Agency to provide discounted hotel accommodation exclusively for exhibitors and attendees of PETEX 2018. If you’re unsure of your requirements at this stage, Event Express offer flexible cancellation policies which allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event date. However, we do advise that you book now and amend later in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise with the hotels directly on your behalf. For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed below, or alternatively refer to the accommodation weblink to book your accommodation online.

Tel:         +44 (0) 1905 732 737

Email:    reservations@eventexpressuk.com

Link: http://www.eventexpressuk.co.uk/petex-2018/

 

Visiting London

London is filled with history and culture, with numerous famous places and attractions. We would encourage all delegates to visit these during their free hours outside of the event and are looking to arrange some small group visits to the local museums and destinations. Olympia London is located just 20 minutes away by tube from the centre of London, allowing you to easily travel to view sites such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.  Guides to the local area surrounding Olympia London can be found at https://olympia.london/visiting/local-area/guides