Knitting & Stitching Spring 2016 - VISIT

festival of quilts


The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Olympia London,
2nd - 5th March 2017

The definitive event for anyone with a love of stitch and crafts.
Supplies, workshops and textile art.


Buying Tickets

Tickets for The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show are now on sale. Book tickets online or call the ticket hotline on 01473 321 872.

Prices for 2016 are detailed elow.

Ticket Prices (in advance)  Cost
Adult (aged 19 - 59) £13.00
Concession (aged 60+, full time students and registered disabled)    £12.00
VIP Ticket (2 day) £40.00
VIP Ticket (1 Day) £26.00
Two Day £23.00
Mini Group £42.00
Thursday Evening Ticket (from 3pm - 7pm) £6.50
Children (aged 5 - 18)   £6.00
Please note that a booking fee of £1.50 is payable per order. (Why is this?)  
Prices on the Door  
Adults £16.00
Concessions £15.00
Thursday Late Ticket £8.00
Children (aged 5 - 18) £7.00

Hotel Accommodation


are the UK's leading short break operator and we’ve partnered with them again this year  to offer you a 10% discount on hotel accommodation with optional rail travel, theatre and dining.
Superbreak offer:

  • Accommodation - Over 2000 two to five star hotels in London and across the UK.
  • Travel - Rail Inclusive packages available from all UK mainline stations.
  • Airport Parking and Hotels - Book an airport hotel including parking
  • Dining - Great value 2 night offers with dinner at top brand hotels.
  • Theatre Breaks - Low cost packages to see all top West End shows
  • Concerts and Events - Packages to leading rock, pop, sporting and cultural events
  • Spa Breaks - Take time to unwind and relax.
  • Eurostar Breaks - Book a Eurostar break to Paris, Disneyland Paris, Lille, Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp.

Superbreak offer great value for money - call 0871 221 3700 and quote 'twisted thread' or visit to get your 10% discount.
When booking online your discount will automatically be applied.

 The fun doesn't stop at The Knitting and Stitching Shows! The great news is you have unlimited access to savings throughout the year.  Whether you book attractions such as Legoland, a Murder Mystery weekend or a West End Musical – you’ll get 10% off as a twistedthread customer!
Visit or call 0871 221 3700 and quote 'twisted thread'  

Travel information

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show takes place at Olympia London.

Venue Address:
Olympia London
Hammersmith Road
W14 8UX


Please click here to see the list of Coach Companies that are running a trip to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 2016.

If you're travelling from Earls Court or Central London you can find more travel suggestions here by train, tube or bus.


Olympia London is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station - Kensington (Olympia). It's served by the London Overground and national rail networks. A further five Underground lines are connected; only a short walk away, so everyone can arrive together.

We strongly advise that you check Transport for London or the National Rail websites before you travel.

Kensington Olympia - London Overground

Kensington (Olympia) is on the London Overground network.
It's one stop from Shepherd's Bush (Central line) or West Brompton (District line).
The venue is next to the station.

Shepherd's Bush - Central Line and London Overground 
Change at Shepherd's Bush for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia) (no service on Sunday). Alternatively you can change and take the mainline train towards South Croydon to Kensington Olympia. 

Hammersmith - Piccadilly Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Circle Line
Hammersmith is a 9 minute walk away. If you'd prefer to take public transport from here, you can take the number 27 bus going towards Chalk Farm from bus stop W and get off at North End Road. Alternatively you can take the 391 bus towards Fulham, Sands End and get off at Kensington Olympia.

High Street Kensington - Circle Line
High Street Kensington is 20 minute walk away. If you'd prefer to take public transport from here you can take the bus number 28 going towards Wandsworth bridge, South Side from bus stop E and get off at Kensington Olympia. Alternatively you can take either bus number 9, 10 or 27 from bus stop F and get of at North End Road. Olympia is then a 2 minute walk away.

West Brompton - District Line 
Change at West Brompton for a 2 minute Overground train to Kensington (Olympia) (no service on Sunday). Alternatively you can change and take the mainline train towards Milton Keynes Central or Shepherd's Bush and get off at Kensington Olympia. 

West Kensington - District Line
West Kensington is an 10 minute walk away. If you'd prefer to take public transport you can take either the bus number 28 towards Kensal Rise or the 391 towards Richard and get off at Kensington Olympia/Hammersmith Road stop.

Barons Court - District Line and Piccadilly Line
Barons Court is a 7 minute walk away.

9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 391, N9, N10

The following buses all stop within very short walking distance of the venue.

9 - runs from Aldwych to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Aldwych (north). There is also a night bus route - N9.

10 - runs from Kings Cross to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Kings Cross (north). There is also a night bus route - N10 - that extends to Richmond (south).

27 - runs from Chalk Farm to Turnham Green (south) and Turnham Green to Chalk Farm (north).
This bus runs 24 hours a day.

28 - runs from Kensal Rise to Wandsworth (south) and Wandsworth to Kensal Rise (north). There is also a night bus route - N28 that extends to Camden Town (north).

49 - runs from White City to Clapham Junction (south) and Clapham Junction to White City (north). It stops on Holland Road and Olympia is just around the corner.

391 - runs from Fulham to Richmond (south) and Richmond to Fulham (north). It stops at the top of North End Road, opposite the venues.


From M1/A1/M11/A10 take the A406 westbound to A4. Continue on A4 over Hammersmith Flyover, turn left onto the B317 (North End Road) and follow signs.

From M4/A4 follow directions as above.

From A3/M3 follow signs for central London, take Wandsworth or Putney bridges.
From Wandsworth Bridge, turn left onto New Kings Road, turn right onto Fulham High Street, which becomes Fulham Palace Road. At Hammersmith roundabout turn right onto Hammersmith Road and follow signs.
From Putney Bridge, turn left onto Fulham Palace Road and follow directions as above.

From M2/M20/A2 follow signs to central London, take Blackfriars, London, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Southwark, Chelsea or Battersea bridges, turn left along Embankment and follow signs.

From A12/A13 follow signs for central London towards Tower or London Bridge. Don't cross the bridge, and instead continue along Embankment and follow signs.


The venue has one dedicated car park and it is strongly advised that you pre-book to guarantee a space. To book visit

Express Coaches to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

To help you get to the show in comfort, we are running some Express Coaches on Sunday 6th March. They will run from Bath, Gloucester, Northampton, Peterborough and Tunbridge Wells, and as the name suggests, the coach only picks up in one place to ensure your journey is as quick as possible. 

Information will be available soon.

Coach Journey Planner

Please click here to see the list of Coach Companies that are running a trip to The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show 2016.

Eating & Drinking

There are a number of catering outlets inside Olympia Central and Olympia West halls.

If you wish to buy lunch outside the venue you are welcome to do so; please get a stamp on your hand when you leave so you can be re-admitted.

Disabled Access

Olympia Central access is via the main entrance on Hammersmith Road. Lifts are then used to access the main hall.

Wheelchairs are available on loan for use at the venue on receipt of a suitable deposit. Please call Olympia directly on 020 7598 2411 to arrange for a wheelchair.

Please note that Olympia's parking tariff is applicable to all visitors and unfortunately no discounts are available, other than the daily pre-booked rate. There are disabled bays available in the multi-storey car park at Olympia. We strongly advise to pre-book car parking as it is cheaper to book in advance. Book online at any time, or call the advance booking line on 020 7598 2515 between 0900-1700 Monday to Friday. Most major credit cards are accepted.

As a matter of policy Olympia will always try to accommodate Blue Badge Holders if practically possible.

Contact Us

The twistedthread shows are organised by
Upper Street Events Ltd
58 White Lion Street
Islington, London N1 9PP

Reg No: 06350012

General enquiries telephone: +44 (0)20 7688 6830
Tickets telephone: +44 (0)1473 321872
Fax: +44 (0)207 288 6446

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Opening Times
Thur 2nd 10:00am - 7.00pm
Fri 3rd 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 4th 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sun 5th 10:00am - 5:00pm
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