4 months ago
We have a vision to bring the wonder back to Earls Court. Please use this space to tell us about your most wonderful memories of the old exhibition halls site.
The cycle shows, the Olympics
The boat show c. 1960 when my parents' new boat was exhibited - on the 'harbour' built on the main floor
Royal tournament, various years
Olympic volleyball, 2012
And please also tell us what you didn’t like about the old exhibition centre site and what you would like to see avoided in the future.
Bleak surroundings - no landscaping, trees etc. Awful toilets in the 1930s building, bare concrete everywhere. No direct access to the tube station - the underpass under Warwick Road having been closed for many years.
Somehow there seemed to be a wonderful sense of warmth and community when the ideal home exhibition was on (a feeling exemplified by the warm mini Hovis loaves available there)
It seemed dated - I'd suggest your designers avoid architectural trends (if possible)