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London Motorfair

London Motorfair
(London Motor Show)
London Motor Show 1999.jpg
Status Active
Frequency biannually
Venue Earls Court (1977–1999)
Battersea Park (2016–)
Location(s) London, United Kingdom
Country United Kingdom
Inaugurated 1977 (re started 2016)
Most recent 2017 (2017)
Previous event 4 May 2017 – 7 May 2017
Next event 17 May 2018 – 20 May 2018

London Motorfair (London Motor Show) was an alternative London auto show to the British International Motor Show, that was held at Earls Court biannually from 1977 to 1999.[1] In 1993, when the event won the support of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and P&O Events, the name changed from "Motorfair" to "The London Motor Show".

The London Motor Show returned in May 2016 at Battersea Park,[2] with Prince Michael of Kent as its patron.[3] The second London Motor Show took place from 5 to 7 May 2017.


The third London Motor Show took place at ExCeL London (for the first time since its revival) from 17th-20th May 2018. It featured a "built in britain" zone promoting british engineering with exhibitors like Aston Martin, Bentley and JCB.


The second of the “relaunched” London Motor Show ran from 4–7 May 2017, again in Battersea Park, with forty exhibitors. There were four premiers in the United Kingdom

  • Alpina B4 S
  • Mini Remastered David Brown
  • Kahn Vengeance Volante
  • MG XS[4]


The relaunched London Motor Show ran from 5–8 May 2016 in Battersea Park, with forty exhibitors. There were two premiers in the United Kingdom, and the launch of the prototype hydrogen car, Riversimple.


The show ran from October 20–31, and included Classic Car Day (October 26) and special Motorsport Days (October 27–28).[7]





The 1991 Motor Show was larger than previous years, with the use of the new extension of Earls Court 2, opened by Princess Diana on 17 October for the Motorfair.[20]





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