Earls Court rises again …
Many of us will remember the Earls Court Boat Show. In fact the London Boat Show started out in Olympia in 1955, but its success meant that it moved to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in 1957. It remained there from 1957-2004 when it moved to the London Excel Centre in the Docklands. Sadly, the London Boat Show came to an end in 2018.
Earls Court was an amazing venue. The central pool with some of the boats afloat (and often long queues to get on board them), all the boats (with partial masts to allow for the low ceiling!) downstairs and then all the equipment manufacturers upstairs. The upstairs often resembled a maritime souk with all sorts of small providers selling their wares.
That great vibe will be back for the UK Boat Show in January 2021. If you want a chance to chat to the equipment providers, look for new clothing or see the developments in safety gear, then come and join us at the new UK Boat Show from January 6th – 10th 2021.