Inspiration for an ideal home

Discover everything the UK’s biggest home show has to offer at Olympia, London from 24 March – 9 April

The Ideal Home Show is now the longest running-show in the world spanning 109 years, closing only during WWII and reopening in 1947. Launched in 1908 in London, it is also the biggest retail show and shopping event, a British household name which has over the years presented a vast array of gadgets and new inventions and been the launch pad for many of the products that we now take for granted. The vacuum cleaner, electric kettle and toaster all made their debut at the Ideal Home Show.

While being the perfect event for the house-proud, it also attracts the biggest celebrities of the time and the Royal Family has always taken a keen interest in the show – HRH Queen Elizabeth II has visited 11 times!

Despite the event’s enduring appeal, the Ideal Home Show experienced a time of uncertainty a few years ago, and was ‘supersized’ in 2008 with the introduction of a Christmas edition and a Manchester show. It is now so successful that approximately 420,000 people in the UK attended an Ideal Home Show in 2016. The organisers are now planning to launch to global audiences, starting with a Chinese edition of the event this year.

Whether you’re looking to realise a substantial home project or want to add those finishing touches that make a house a home, the Ideal Home Show offers everything imaginable. From 24 March to 9 April 2017, the event will transform Olympia London with plenty of inspiration, advice and products.

Catering to every need and taste, the show includes eight enhanced sections: Interiors, Home Improvements, a brand new Food & Drink show, Style, Technology, Gardens, Kitchenware and Home Accessories. Each section will present a wealth of great brands and beautiful new products. There will also be exclusive show offers, innovative product launches and items not available on the high street.

In addition, spectacular features will impress visitors such as the in-built show homes and gardens, inspirational room sets and a relaxing Champagne Bar.

There will also be two interactive theatres, hosting a variety of talks and demonstrations from experts who are at the top of their game. The Interior Styling Stage will offer visitors inspiration and encouragement to take home new ideas, while the new Home Improvements Theatre will see talks on all things self-build, from planning advice to renovation tips.

Lastly, celebrity chefs and more industry experts will also be on hand to share their knowledge and skills through thousands of demonstrations and workshops. Among them, Katie Piper continues as the Ideal Home Show Fashion & Beauty Ambassador, George Clarke will be giving his top tips for home improvement projects and Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis will share his invaluable expertise with visitors to the show.

The Ideal Home Show will run from 24 March – 9 April at Olympia. Book your tickets now by calling 0844 858 6763 or visiting