National Events

Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your home, your garden or just for your lifestyle, these major events should provide everything you need.

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Classic Motor show 2017

November 10 – 12, 2017 Classic Motor Show, NEC Birmingham

The Biggest and Best Classic Motor Show in the UK! The event welcomes classic car enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond to share their passion for classics. The show will feature over 2,500 classic cars and motorbikes covering over one million square feet! The most diverse mix of marques will be showcased by 270 classic car and bike clubs from across the UK, displaying rare and loved classics that span more than 100 years. As well as a fantastic number of vehicles, you can also visit the UK’s biggest indoor Autojumble.

With stunning classics, features, motoring celebrities and more, this is the must-attend event of the classic calendar and a magnificent season finale!

November 16 – 19, 2017 Festive Gift Fair, NEC Birmingham

The Festive Gift Fair is the biggest dedicated Christmas Shopping Fair outside of London.  Now in its 22nd year!

The Fair is bursting at the seams with 350 stalls selling a huge variety of cracking gift ideas for all ages, delicious food and drink and Christmas decorations that don’t cost the earth.

November 22 – 26 2017 The Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Olympia

Across the show there will be so much to see and do to keep you entertained as well as providing you with ideas and inspiration for your home at Christmas!

Ideas for updating your home for the festive period or starting a project to add value to a home. Find innovative gifts and furniture for making the most of your outdoor space this winter.

Shop from a huge selection of festive food producers; try out the best turkey for your Ideal Christmas dinner, discover artisan cheeses and accompaniments, fine wines, traditional Christmas puddings, hand crafted chocolates, gourmet hampers and so much more!

January 05 – 14 2018 The London Boat Show, ExCel London

London Boat Show is the first Boat Show in the European calendar; it’s the size of six full size football pitches and boasts over 300 exhibiting companies, including World, European and UK boats plus many product debuts and launches. In addition, there will be a host of celebrity speakers and other unique attractions for the 2018 event

March 17 – April 02, 2018 Ideal Home Show, Olympia London

Be inspired and discover everything the UK’s biggest home show has to offer.

Whether you have a substantial project or want to add those finishing touches that make a house a home; the UK’s biggest event is packed to the brim with ideas, advice and products.

With seven dedicated areas catering to every need and taste, this is the only place to visit when making your home ideal. From Interiors to Home Improvements, Eat & Drink, and Fashion & Beauty to Gardens and Shopping; the sections give you more choice and bigger brands, all under one roof. Plus – see exclusive show offers, new product launches and items you won’t find on the high street.

May 11 – 18, 2018 A Place in the Sun Live, Olympia London

A Place in The Sun Live is the UK’s largest overseas property event and takes place at Olympia London.

The official exhibition of the Channel 4 TV show is the perfect place to help guide you through the buying process and find your ideal property abroad.

Featuring over 150 exhibitors from around the world ready to showcase their collection of beautiful overseas homes, with agents coming from Spain (including the Canaries and Balearic Islands), France, Italy, Portugal and Florida. If you’re looking for property elsewhere then countries such as Malta, Egypt, the Caribbean, Cyprus and Greece will also be represented.

With a detailed seminar programme and their own dedicated zone, France, Italy and Florida also have a mix of developers and industry experts you can chat to and get all your questions answered.

July 19 – 22 2018 Carnoustie, Angus

Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.

Carnoutie’s links have earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the toughest golf destinations in the world.

It’s not just the strong winds which blow along this exposed stretch of the Angus coast; nor the bunkering, which is perfectly positioned to capture anything less than a top-quality shot; but it is also a very long, narrow golf course that, at 7,421 yards, is the longest of any of the Open venues.