London 1948 & 2012; Earls Court Exhibition Centre demolished

Earls Court Exhibition Center, venue for the 1948 and 1948 Olympic Games has been demolished in recent years. The area is now being redeveloped and will accommodate 10,000 new jobs and 7,500 homes. Read more about the redevelopment on this website.

Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Architect: C. Howard Crane
Built: 1935-1937
Expanded: 1991
1948 Olympics: Boxing preliminaries, gymnastics, weightlifting, and wrestling events.
2012 Olympics: Volleyball. 15,000 Seats.

 

Earls Court in 2012

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Earls Court in 2017

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Videos of the demolition

London 1948 & 2012; Empire Pool / Wembley Arena

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Venue Empire Pool / Wembley Arena
Olympics London 1948 & 2012
Architect Arthur Elvin
Capacity 12,500 Seats (1948) / 6,000 Seats (2012)
Olympic Sports Boxing, diving, swimming and water polo (1948) / Badmintion and rhythmic gymnastics (2012)

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels