Earls Court is sure to outshine the rest of London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games as it plays host to one of the most popular sports, volleyball. It is an impressive building that already has a history with the Games and when lit up, the art deco building is nothing less than breath taking. This is a fantastic place to watch an Olympic Sport, you’re sure to walk away with memorable anecdotes, tales of victories and legendary stories to share with family and friends.
Events taking place at Earls Court
Earl’s Court during the 2012 London Olympic Games will be hosting the volleyball competition, taking place between 28th July and 12th August.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea,
Telephone Number: 020 7370 8539
The recommended London Underground stations for this venue are Earl’s Court (Central, District and Piccadilly Lines) and West Brompton (District Line), which is located across the road from Earls Exhibition Centre and Earls Court Two. However, if you will be travelling using the Overground, use the West London Line services to West Brompton station. Again this station is located across the road from the venue. London has an extensive bus network and to get to the Earls Court area you will need to jump onto the 74, 430, 190, C1, C3 or 328.
For any information regarding changes to routes or stops during the Games, check the Transport for London website.
About Earl’s Court
Earls Court has once again been chosen to host part of the London Olympic Games, hosting the Volleyball competition. In 1948 Earls Court was chosen to host the Olympic Boxing, Weightlifting, Gymnastics and Wrestling and now 288 athletes will enter the doors to compete for the Volleyball gold medal. The action begins on 28th July and will run through until 12th August, accommodating 15,000 spectators. Earls Court was chosen as the perfect choice of venue for the Volleyball events by the International Volleyball Federation and with fantastic transport links and a history with the Games, it is the ideal location.
Since its inception in 1397, Earls Court has played host to hundreds of events from exhibitions and conferences to live music and sporting events. The venue attracts people from around the world and now Earls Court will once again be playing host to an Olympic sport.
The Earls Court exhibition centre opened its doors welcoming spectators to the Chocolate and Confectionery Exhibition. Then in 1991, the centre was expanded into Earls Court two, which today still boasts Europe’s biggest unsupported roof span.
Over the years, the venues have welcomed visitors to shows such as the London Boat Show, the British Motor Show, the Ideal Home Show and Graduate Fashion Week. The BRIT Awards, the International Horse Show and some of the country’s largest companies have also held conferences, training sessions and massive staff parties at Earls Court, the Brewery and Olympia.
Now Earls Court will be playing a valuable part in the London 2012 Olympics, selected as the ideal venue to host the Olympic Volleyball competition. According to Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Earls Court was chosen for its west London location and excellent transport links.
If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to see the volleyball at Earls Court you’re sure to want to make your stay in the capital as spectacular as possible. At Refresh Accommodation we have some Olympic worthy apartments that are available in a range of sizes from studio apartments to four bedroom accommodations, and all at fantastic prices. Below you will find a list of our recommended apartments that are situated close to Earls Court.
Think Earls Court, Earls Court (nearest station: Earls Court)
High Street Kensington Apartments, High street Kensington (nearest underground: High Street Kensington)
Astons Apartments, South Kensington (nearest underground: Gloucester Road)
SO-Sienna, Hammersmith (nearest underground: Hammersmith)
What else is in the area?
There is much to do and see in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; why not visit the Leighton House Museum or the Linely Sambourne House? You will be amazed as you walked through the area, boasting historical and architectural significance and beautifully designed buildings that feature intricate and stunning frames and decorative hallways.
If architecture isn’t what you’re searching for, the Chelsea Physic Garden might tickle your fancy; the gardens are extraordinary and throughout the year it hosts many exhibitions. Holland Park can also be found within the borough and offers scenic green views, a rarity in such a vast city.
Kensington High Street runs straight through the borough and offers fashion followers with a shopping Mecca. Whether you’re searching for designer, vintage or high street treats, you’re sure to find it here.