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8 best London exhibition centres

Colourful ExCel centre buildings.
Futuristic ExCeL buildings. Image courtesy of ExCel.

London is one of the world's greatest cities for events, exhibitions and conferences. From huge spaces to historic venues, find the best exhibition centres in London with these top picks.

1. ExCel London

Discover ExCeL London, an award-winning venue offering an incredible 100,000m2 of event space, including London's International Convention Centre (ICC London ExCeL) and the UK's largest auditorium.

2. Business Design Centre

London's Business Design Centre (BDC) is one of the city's most popular conference and exhibition venues, offering flexible space for small meetings and large exhibitions.

3. Olympia London

Enjoy arts, entertainment, exhibitions and events in iconic Olympia London, an exhibition centre, event space and conference centre in West Kensington.

4. Alexandra Palace

Set in 196 acres of parkland with stunning views across London, Alexandra Palace hosts a wide range of events, from exhibitions to concerts, in its magnificent Victorian building.

5. Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Dock building at dusk with ships in the background.

Discover historic London's newest events' space. Grade I-listed Tobacco Dock comprises over 40 individual spaces suitable for all type of events and is a great venue for an evening out, too.

6. QEII Centre

The QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference, events and exhibition space in central London.

7. Central Hall Westminster

This Grade II-listed architectural masterpiece is one of the oldest meeting places in the UK. Central Hall Westminster's Great Hall boasts the largest European domed ceiling of its kind, and was chosen to host the Inaugural Meeting of the United Nations in 1946. 

8. The Crystal

The Crystal is a global hub in east London, with exhibitions and events focusing on urban living and sustainability.