Home & Lifestyle Decorations
London, UK
08-10 Sep 2024
Clarion Events
6 months
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The UK's lead design-led and buyer-focused event

Top Drawer is a unique experience for trade visitors because it unites many product categories under one roof. This has prompted organisers to promote it as a design-led trade fair – an accurate description. Top Drawer has championed fresh design concepts and given visibility to the next crop of talented designers since 1989 when the very first edition was held. Today, a massive event sprawls over 11 distinct sectors – Home, Hospitality, Gift, Fashion, Craft, Play, Greetings & Stationery, Food Emporium, Retail Clinics, Pulse and Spotted. An element of careful curation that places you among peers and generates a stronger flow of targeted leads to your booth. Top Drawer enjoys a status as a cross-border platform, where smaller brands can shine just as bright.


TOP DRAWER's 2024 Summer Edition will be a face-to-face exhibition between 08.09.2024 and 10.09.2024. The trade show will be held in London, United Kingdom, at an event venue known as the Olympia London. At the event centre, strict Covid-19 security protocols will not be implemented. This is because of the removal of the country's pandemic-related limitations.


Success as an exhibitor at Top Drawer begins with your stay, and Trade Fair Trips Ltd knows exactly how to plan the perfect work from start to finish. Hotels near Olympia London Exhibition Centre are the first ones to book to full capacity, and we provide you with a list of the top hotel rates for Top Drawer before anyone else. Whether you’re operating with a constricting budget or seeking out luxury hotels, Trade Fair Trips Ltd creates a bespoke list with offers. Access to public transport is essential, so we locate the properties with quick and comprehensive lines to the exhibition grounds. Trade Fair Trips Ltd does far more than hotel services during Top Drawer. Our team can place reservations for meeting facilities in your name or complete the construction of your fair booth. Combine the services you need in your tailored service package and remove the hassle of dealing with hotel arrangements and logistics.

On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from London Gatwick Airport

Not advisable when travelling from St Pancras Station

By car
By car:

55 minutes when travelling from London Gatwick Airport

15 minutes when travelling from St Pancras Station

By public transport
By public transport:

50 minutes when travelling from London Gatwick Airport

40 minutes when travelling from St Pancras Station


Hotels near TOP DRAWER

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TOP DRAWER 2024 London London City Airport Hotel London from € 254.00 EUR Book Now
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Top Drawer traces design trends as they happen and there are two editions per year – a Spring / Summer edition in January, and a Fall / Winter edition held in September. The international trade fair is held at the Olympia London exhibition centre in London, UK and lasts for three days. The event is put together by Clarion Events Ltd. and runs alongside another popular event – HOME. Doors are open only for professional visitors only. Working hours are as follows. The first two days begin at 09:30 am and conclude at 18:00 in the afternoon. The third day ends one hour earlier at 17:00 pm. When it comes to your commute, you’re spoiled for choice. Being a major exhibition centre, the Olympia has connection to the overground, underground and main railway services, which run regularly doing the day and provide connections to the rest of the city.

  • “I don't know how many Top Drawers I've done. I've done January and September for lots of years. There's one thing seeing it in a brochure or online but it's completely different seeing it in real life,” – Lorna Syson, Founder & Designer, Lorna Syson;
  • “It's very smart, very well organised, very slick. Lots of real, quality leads, I think are coming to the show. So that's what we like about it,” – Martin Agius, Co-Founder, Gin In A Tin;
  • “Here you get to see other brands and speak to them. You get to get your product all out together at the same time, which is really nice,” – Lauren Dickinson, Founder & Designer, Lauren Dickinson;
  • “For a London show, we've seen lots of visitors from all across the UK, even from the North, which sometimes, with the London shows it's a bit hard to get them but I think they really love the show. It's really easy to get to here and I think the mix of products is really great,” – Mark Usher, Area Sales Manager, Alessi.

As a major professional trade fair catering to industry insiders, Top Drawers manages to improve on its numbers continuously and is certainly among the bigger ones for gifts, interior design and fashion. Organisers report that on average there are over 1500 brands that showcase their wares at a single edition and the number of visitors exceeds 21,000 trade visitors. In terms of visitors, there is a good mix between retailers, contract buyers and the press, which in turn guarantees not just a spike in sales orders, but also much needed brand visibility by a variety of markets. As to the full calibre of exhibitors, you have some established big names in their fields as well as smaller brands and new creators trying to make their break.

TOP DRAWER Autumn 2022

The 2022 autumn edition of TOP DRAWER 2022 occurred in a face-to-face format at Olympia London between the dates 11.09.2022 and 13.09.2022. The venue did not implement Covid-19 safety measures due to the removal of the pandemic-related restrictions. Over 130 exhibitors were present at the event.

Top Drawer Spring 2023

The 2023 spring edition of Top Drawer was hosted as a live trade show between 15.01.2023 and 17.01.2023. Olympia London did not implement Covid-19 safety measures, similar to the 2022 edition. It was attended by over 500 exhibitor brands, with 50% exhibiting wares exclusively at the fair and 25% making their debut.

Top Drawer Autumn 2023

The 2023 autumn edition of Top Drawer was hosted between the dates 10.09.2023 and 12.09.2023. The hosting location, Olympia London, did not feature Covid-19 safety measures, similar to the 2022 edition. The event received over 400 exhibitors. 

Top Drawer Spring 2024

The 2024 spring edition of Top Drawer was a live trade fair hosted in Olympia London. It took place between the dates 14.01.2024 and 16.01.2024. It received more than 570 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors. 

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