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12noon-5pm, 5pm-10.30pm, Aug 8-10, 12noon-10.30pm, Aug 11, 11am-7pm
 
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The Great British Beer FestivalOver 66,000 people flock to this massive celebration of our national drink, which features over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and beers from around the world. There are over 350 different British breweries featured at the Great British Beer Festival and with the brewery boom across the country, and in London in particular, being chosen for the festival is a real privilege. Although it sounds like a fun event, don't be surprised to see a lot of very serious faces and concentration; some real ale experts are genuinely obsessive - and for them this isn't merely an occasion to get sozzled. Tutored tastings are on offer for anyone who wants to learn the subtleties of what makes a great beer. For the rest of us, though, this is a jolly day out with some delicious brewed drinks. Besides the amber nectar, there's a load of activities to keep you interested, including traditional pub games, live music and, to soak it all up, some hearty traditional pub snacks.

 

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Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  37% off
380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 2 minutes from The Great British Beer Festival
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  41% off
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London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 14 minutes from The Great British Beer Festival
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Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from The Great British Beer Festival
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Olympia Exhibition Centre,   Hammersmith Road      W14 8UX
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event > Business Events > Exhibitions
PRICING  Free trade registration
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VENUE  Olympia Exhibition Centre 
Brand Licensing Europe 2013 is a must for anyone with an invested interest in brands, products and consumer trends. Offering expert tips on licensees to merchandising and everything in between, there is plenty to keep visitors occupied. The free 3-day trade event is held at Olympia's Grand Hall, which is well connected by Kensington (Olympia) Tube ... More about this event
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Olympia Exhibition Centre,   Hammersmith Road      W14 8UX
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Olympia Exhibition Centre,   Hammersmith Road      W14 8UX
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Shows
PRICING  £9 (Adult 1 day), Free (Under 16s)
DATES  Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th January 2019
VENUE  Olympia Exhibition Centre 
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