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Short Summary: An interesting guide to some of the best exhibitions to be held in London over the coming months.
Most people will be aware of the Ideal Home show and the Motor Show, huge exhibitions of long standing which attract enormous visitor numbers. There are also many other events in the capital which are less well known but which present the opportunity for a great day out at reasonable cost and the prospect of being able to take advantage of the many special offers available on the day. Exhibitions and shows are brilliant places to find all of the information you need on the subject at hand and to grab what you want at the best prices. Here are some interesting forthcoming events.
13 – 17 August London’s Olympia will be transformed into a mini Munich as the Great British Beer Festival takes place. This is Britain’s largest beer festival where over 800 beers, ciders and perries from the UK and across the globe will be available to taste amidst a great atmosphere enhanced by live musical performances. There will be plenty of food too to soak up the beer and at £10 this one looks like really good value for a day out in the capital.
With the current media focus on healthy diets and the popularity of cookery shows on TV the BBC Good Food Show is sure to be a popular event. Running 15 – 17 November at Olympia this one showcases all things culinary with fine wines and produce available to taste and buy, kitchen gadgets to discover and a pop-up restaurant and street food village to explore. Your favourite BBC food programmes are brought to life on stage throughout the day with celebrity chefs like James Martin and Michel Roux JR and you can explore the Great British Bake Off Village. Tickets start at £25.75 so the event is not cheap but should make for a fun day out for all the family.
If you love Christmas you can get started early with the House and Garden Spirit of Christmas show, also at Olympia. The event runs 5 – 10 November and showcases all things Christmas from fancy foods to decorations. It is the perfect place to shop for not on the high street gifts and to discover new festive recipes and culinary inspiration. There are over 200 boutiques to explore and the show also incorporates a luxury travel fair where you can plan your great escape after the festivities are over. Tickets are £18 which seems reasonable value for a large exhibition.
There has never been such a thirst for all things Scandinavian in Britain. The enormous success of Ikea illustrates the appeal of the clean lines and functionality of Scandinavian design. This show, running 12 – 13 October, showcases furnishings, electrical goods, travel specialists and food from the region and is an excellent opportunity to find Scandinavian gifts in the run-up to Christmas. The event will be held at London’s newest exhibition space, Tobacco Dock in Wapping. The stylish surrounding should make this show an enjoyable one to experience and at £12 it is decent value too.
Sally Stacey is a keen writer and foodie and loves to visit the fantastic exhibitions held in London.