How to get to Olympia

  • Visitors to Olympia, The London International Horse Show this week (16-22 December) will still be able to get to the show via the London Underground, thanks to a special service on the tubes.

    A spokesman from the show confirmed to H&H that tubes will be running during the week for the show, not just at the weekend as is normal for the station.

    Three years ago transport bosses scrapped the weekday service to Kensington Olympia, but following negotiations with Transport for London (TfL), Olympia organisers have found a solution.

    TfL said at the time that just one per cent of the 700,000 people using the District line each day are Olympia-bound.

    During the London International Horse Show there will be two District Line trains per hour running from High Street Kensington via Earl’s Court to Olympia. Weekend services will continue to run as normal.

    How to get to Olympia this week:

    London Overground
    Kensington Olympia is on the London Overground network — one stop from Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) or West Brompton (District line). You can also walk from Shepherds Bush in around 10min.

    Piccadilly Line
    Hammersmith, Barons Court and Earls Court are all within walking distance.

    Hammersmith & City Line
    Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush Market are a walk or bus ride away.

    Circle Line
    Hammersmith and High Street Kensington, a bus or walk away.

    District Line
    Change at West Brompton for a 2min Overground train to Kensington (Olympia). Alternatively West Kensington is an 8 minute walk away, and High Street Kensington is a 4min bus ride or 12min walk away.

    For more information and alternate travel routes visit: www.olympiahorseshow.com

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