London’s Holiday and Travel Show

By the time February rolls around, anyone living in London will be well and truly sick of the drizzling rain and freezing cold temperatures. For those craving a bit of sun and fun, the Holiday and Travel Show at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre will provide you with more that enough inspiration and information to make booking a getaway easy and fun. I’ve been to this show several times and it’s impossible to walk out of it without some serious travel inspiration and dreams to work towards.

The show is on from February 6th – 9th from 10 am – 5:30 pm daily. Admission is £13 (with those under 12 getting in for free). This is the 20th anniversary of the Holiday and Travel show and it promises to be the best yet with over 300 specialist travel companies exhibiting. Celebrities will give speeches about their travel adventures, photographer Steve Davey will offer seminars on travel photography, and the four ‘Taste the World’ zones will offer up food and drink samples from all over the world.

Located in Earl’s Court on the western side of central London, the show is easy to get to from all over the city. The show is worth a trip in from out of town. Kensington is nearby (within walking distance if you’re willing to brave some brisk February weather) and the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum would make a great choice for accommodation. For those on a budget Earl’s Court has some good hostels including the Barmy Badger located just a few hundred metres from the tube station.

The Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre is considered to be one of London’s greatest venues and is worth a look on its own. Pack it full of travel exhibitioners and it becomes even more of a draw. The Holiday and Travel Show in London is one of the city’s best days out each year and, if you’re looking to book a trip, get some ideas, or just dream a bit, make sure to check it out.

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