Map Fair

London Map Fair - 2004                    Venue and Hotels
supported by IMCoS

 
Venue
The Conference Centre is situated in the Lower Ground Floor of Olympia 2.   At the time of the Fair the Ground Floor of Olympia 2 is occupied by the ABA Book Fair.  The Earls Court and Olympia internet site www.eco.co.uk is aimed specifically at visitors and exhibitors.

Around Olympia on Saturday parking restrictions operate from 9.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. with Pay and Display meters.  On Sunday parking restrictions mean that parking is permitted on single yellow line.   P3 (see right) is within the Olympia complex.  P9 is underneath the Kensington Olympia Hilton  and P13  at Kensington Town Hall.

How to get there
Underground  The nearest underground station is Kensington Olympia on the District Line.  Trains run from Earls Court to Olympia approximately every 15 minutes.
Bus   Number 9 to Hammersmith Road from Central London
         Number 10 to Hammersmith Road from Central London
         Number 27 to Hammersmith Road from Central London
         Number 28 to Hammersmith Road from Central London
Car
Parking at Olympia is limited.  It is quicker and easier to travel to Olympia via public transport.  Location of car parks in West London are:

 

Hotels  It is suggested that visitors to London for the Map Fair should select a hotel in the SW5 (Earls Court) or SW7 (South Kensington) areas.  Gloucester Road and South Kensington underground stations are on the Circle, District and Picadilly lines.  Earls Court underground station is on the District and Picadilly lines, and is one stop to Kensington Olympia, the closest station to the Map Fair.  The Picadilly line provides a simple journey to the centre of London and beyond.

Information on some hotels in these areas is given below.  Other hotel information is available from entering "hotels in London" into an internet search engine
 
Three Star Hotels
The Ambassadors Hotel
16 Collingham Road, London SW5 0LX 
Between Gloucester Road and Earls Court stations 
 
Telephone: +44 20 7373 1075
Fax: +44 20 7244 8375
E-mail:  hotelambas@aol.com
The Hogarth Hotel
33 Hogarth Road, Kensington, London SW5 0QQ 
Short distance from Earls Court station
www.marstonhotels.co.uk
 
Part of the Best Western  & Marston Hotel Groups 
Telephone:  +44 20 7370 6831 
Fax:  +44 20 7373 6179 
E-mail:  hogarth@marstonhotels.co.uk
Limited parking - to be reserved in advance
 Four Star Hotels
 
Kensington-Forum Hotel
100 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN 
Close to Gloucester Road station
www.sixcontinentshotels.com/holiday-inn 
Part of the Holiday Inn Hotel Group 
Telephone:  +44 20 7370 5757 
Fax:  +44 20 7373 1448 
E-mail: highkensingtonforum@sixc.com
Parking
Olympia Hilton Hotel
380 Kensington High Street, London W14 8NL
Nearest station Olympia
www.hilton.com
Part of the Hilton Hotel Group
Telephone:  +44 20 7603 3333
Fax:  +44 20 7603 4846
Parking
Smaller Hotels
 Elegantly restored period Georgian/Victorian town houses
Gainsborough
7-11 Queensbury Place, South Kensington, 
London SW7 2DL 
Short distance from South Kensington station
www.eeh.co.uk
A member of Elegant English Hotels 
Telephone:  +44 20 7957 0000 
Fax:  +44 20 7957 0001 
E-mail:  gainsborough@eeh.co.uk
Five Sumner Place Hotel
5, Sumner Place, South Kensington, London SW7 3EE 
www.sumnerplace.com
Winner of 1991 & 1993 award for best small hotel in London 
Telephone:  +44 20 7584 7586 
Fax:  +44 20 7823 9962 
E-mail:  reservations@sumnerplace.com
Other Hotels
Forte Posthouse-Kensington Hotel ***
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 5SP

Short distance from High Street Kensington station 

Telephone:  +44 08704 009000
Fax:  +44 20 7937 8289
E-mail:  reservations-kensington@sixc.com
Copthorne Tara Hotel  ****
Scarsdale Place, London W8 5SR
Short distance from High Street Kensington station
www.milleniumhotels.com
Telephone:  +44 20 7937 7211
Fax:  +44 20 7937 7110
E-mail:  reservations.tara@mill-cop.com
 

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