Travel Tips for This Weekend’s Daily Telegraph Cruise Show

March 26, 2010
Preparations are well underway for the Daily Telegraph's second annual Cruise Show, being held on Saturday (from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.) and on Sunday (from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) at London's very central Olympia exhibition and conference centre.

Planning to come and chat about cruise holidays with us? Parking is available (prices start at £5 for two hours up to £35 for six to 10 hours) -- but for those planning on taking public transport, we did want to give you a heads up that your journey could be impacted by planned underground closures.

This Saturday and Sunday, there are a total of eight track closures. The Circle, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines will be suspended on both days. The District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Northern lines will be partly closed.

The nearest tube station to Olympia is Kensington Olympia, which is on the District Line; the District Line is only suspended between Earl's Court and Edgware Road, so if you are travelling from Victoria Station, services will not be impacted.

Bus service is another option; Olympia is accessible by bus lines 9, 10, 27, 28 and 391. Also, overland train services with Southern Rail are running as usual -- check National Rail for more information.

For help planning all London transportation options (bus, tubes and trains), Transport for London is an excellent resource with up-to-the-minute information.

--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor