Earls Court Exhibition Centre is an exhibition, conference and events venue in London that originally opened in 1887 and was rebuilt in 1937 in its current art deco style exterior. It is located in Earls Court within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is the largest such venue within central London. The founder was John R. Whitley and the first exhibition included performances by Buffalo Bill Cody as part of the 'American Exhibition'. This was followed by 'Four National Exhibitions', the title of C. Lowe's 1892 book about Earls Court and its founder.
Earls Court and the nearby Olympia are currently operated by EC&O Venues. Earls Court is widely known for serving as London's premier exhibition hall for many decades, hosting the Royal Tournament and Motor Show, Ideal Home Show, the Brit Awards up until 2010, and a number of other notable events and concerts. It was also used as one of the venues for both the 1948 and 2012 Olympic Games. It is served by two London Underground stations: Earl's Court and West Brompton, opposite its entrances on Warwick Road and Old Brompton Road respectively.
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