As the name suggests the Ideal Home Show (formally Ideal Home Exhibition) is designed to bring together your “ideal home” with all the latest innovations, gadgets and home improvements. The first show took place back in 1908 where visitors queued to view home interiors and landscape gardens. The event has since moved to the Olympia in Kensington, becoming a collection of everything from the latest technology through to interior design, food, drink and high street fashion.
Entertainment is also high on the agenda with a number of celebrity faces. Previous special guests have included talks by designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, TV Architect George Clarke and gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh. With more than enough to last the day, why not take a breather and treat yourself to afternoon tea or some fine dining at the Greg Wallace Restaurant.
Nearest airport to the Ideal Home Show at Olympia is Heathrow, which is only a 5-minute bus ride, but is easily accessible from Gatwick and Stansted. Plan your journey here: https://tfl.gov.uk/
Opening times are 10am to 6pm daily, with late opening until 9pm on Thursdays. Weekday tickets cost £13, concessions over 60 are £11 and children under 16 go for free. Weekend tickets cost £15, concessions over 60 are £13 and children under 16 go free.
With so much to see arrive early, book tickets online to avoid the queue and ensure any under 16’s are also booked a ticket (albeit at no cost). Any bookings of ten or more can get discounts, call 0844 412 465 for further details. It is also worth checking the official website for any offers and competitions exhibitors may be introducing during the show.
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For more information about the Ideal Home Show: including tickets prices, opening times, latest news, visiting and exhibitors check the official website. You can also find information on each section at the Ideal Home Show including interiors, home improvements, gardens, food and houseware, technology, fashion and beauty, shopping and show homes.
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