Spirit of Summer Fair at the Olympia

Here at Strand Palace Hotel, we’re eagerly awaiting summer’s arrival and we are sure you are too. The Spirit of Summer Fair, which takes place in the Olympia from 17 to 20 June, can help get you in a summer mood. Experts will be on hand to ensure you have a stylish summer and you will also find businesses exhibiting a great range of items for holidays at home and abroad. Now all you need is the sunshine!

A how-to guide for summer

The Spirit of Summer Fair will be running a Summer Living Workshop, with a line-up of experts offering advice on everything from interior design and decoration to skin care and summer cuisine. Sample a selection of Louis Roederer Champagnes during a tasting session or watch and learn as renowned chef Chris Godfrey shows you how to whip up a summer seafood risotto. Other activities include advice on the best summer skin regime from Doctor Rabia Malik and lessons in stress management from Padma Shankar Coram of Grace Belgravia – perfect for getting your summer off to a positive start.

Summer shopping

Freshen up your summer wardrobe with clothes by some of the exhibitors. Indigo Boo sell vibrant outfits that are perfect for a beach holiday or sunny day in the UK, while Gerald Webster provides practical yet stylish clothes designed for travel. Milliemanu specialise in children’s clothing, so even the little ones can be fashionable this summer.

Food and fun

Mosimann’s Summer Restaurant will serve up dishes using seasonal ingredients. Eat under the glass ceiling of the Olympia and enjoy the summery atmosphere over afternoon tea or brunch. The Louis Roederer Champagne Bar will also be set up at the fair to offer some elegant drinks options.

Exhibitors from the culinary world include Biscuiteers, who make quirky biscuits resembling everything from cameras to bicycles. Sample a Sinful Smoothie, a mix of fruits and alcohol and stop by Heck to peruse their range of flavoursome sausages.


Your ticket also entitles you to access House fair (17 to 20 June), which showcases the best in interior design. The Good Guest will be here with a stylish take on sleeping bags, as will Plain English with their high-quality British Standard Cupboards, as well as a diverse range of additional exhibitors.

Entrance to the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair between 18 and 20 June is also included as part of the Spirit of Summer Fair ticket price. Stop by here to see Art Deco pieces, Japanese art, watercolours and much more.

Getting to the show

The show runs from 10am to 6pm each day. Bus services run from Strand Palace Hotel to the Olympia. Our hotel is also near Embankment Tube station, which connects to the West Kensington stop via the District line. From there, it is only 10 minutes’ walk to the Olympia.

Looking for a hotel near West Kensington? Not only does Strand Palace offer easy access to the Olympia, but it is also near the West End, South Bank and Covent Garden, ensuring you can sample the capital’s vibrant culture, theatre and dining scenes during your stay.

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