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Ideal Home Show logoIdeal Home Show 2017See when Martin will be giving talks

Ongoing

The Ideal Home Show 2017 is now on at Olympia in London until Sun 9 Apr and MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis will be at the show giving talks.

The timing of Martin’s speeches have been changed by the Ideal Home Show for three of the remaining dates - check the revised times below.

  • Sunday 26 March - 13.30 now 2pm
  • Thursday 30 March - 10.30 now 11am
  • Monday 3 April - 14.30 now 3pm
  • Wednesday 5 April - 11am

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Ideal Home Show logo2for1 tickets to Ideal Home Show 2017£13-£15. Olympia London (Fri 24 Mar-Sun 9 Apr)

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If you missed out on our freebies earlier this month, you can get 2for1 tickets when you enter the code MSEIHS241 online at Ideal Home Show before 11.59pm on Thu 23 Mar.

You'll pay the cheaper advance price, which is £13 for weekday tickets and £15 for weekends.

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis will be at the show giving talks at 11am on Fri 24 Mar, 1.30pm on Sun 26 Mar, 10.30am on Thu 30 Mar, 2.30pm on Mon 3 Apr and 11am on Wed 5 Apr.

Need-to-knows

When will tickets arrive? They’ll be emailed to you between three and five days after booking and you'll need to print them before you go. If you're asked to add card details for the free tickets, something's gone wrong, so try again.

How much are they worth? The price of adult tickets is usually £13-21 depending on if you get them online or on the door.

What’s the Ideal Home Show 2017 about? There will be eight show areas covering topics including interiors, home improvements, style, technology, gardens, fashion, kitchenware and home accessories. Highlights include fully built show homes and gardens and interactive theatres. You'll also get free access to the new Eat & Drink Festival, which is at Olympia on the same dates - you just need to show your Ideal Home Show tickets upon entry.

Want to save more on days out? Why not check out our cheap days out page, cheap trains and coaches and cheap hotels.

More info

Tickets are for entry only on the day you select when you book. Show guides and magazines need to be purchased separately. UK residents only.

Opening times

10am - 6pm daily, with the exception of 10am-5pm on Sun 9 Apr and 10am - 9pm on Thursdays.

Ideal Home Show logo2for1 Ideal Home Show at Christmas ticketsVia code. For Ldn (23-27 Nov) & Manc (10-13 Nov) shows

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You can get 2for1 tickets for the Ideal Home Show at Christmas in London (Wed 23 Nov-Sun 27 Nov at Olympia) and the Ideal Home Show at Christmas in Manchester (Thu 10 Nov-Sun 13 Nov at EventCity) with the MSE Blagged code MSEIHSX241 until 11.59pm on Tue 8 Nov – useful if you missed out on the free tickets earlier this month.

You'll pay the cheaper advance price, which is £14.70 for two weekday London tickets, £16.70 for two weekend London tickets and £14.20 for two weekday or weekend Manchester tickets (all including £1.70 booking). Tickets are for one day only, so you'll need to select the day you want to go when you book.

Visitors to the Manchester show will also get access to the Cake & Bake Show in Manchester, which is running at the same time at EventCity (see 'more info' below for further details).

You can take a child aged 15 or under for free with each adult ticket (book online or collect at the box office).

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis will be giving a talk during the London show at 2pm on Thu 24 Nov.

Need-to-knows

- When will tickets arrive? E-tickets will be emailed to you up to five days after booking and you'll need to print them before you go.

- What’s the Ideal Home Show at Christmas about? The shows will cover the following topics: festive food and drink, Christmas gifts, Christmas decorations, home improvements, interiors, technology, fashion and beauty. Highlights include festively decorated rooms, food and drink demonstrations and festive entertainment.

Want to save more on days out? Why not check out our cheap days out page, free tickets to A Place in the Sun Live (Glasgow) and the Homebuilding and Renovating Show (various locations), cheap trains and coaches and cheap hotels.

More info

Show guides and magazines need to be purchased separately. UK residents only.

Ideal Home Show at Christmas opening times

London
10am - 6pm daily, but 10am - 9pm on Thu 24 Nov and 10am - 5pm on Sun 27 Nov.

Manchester
10am - 5pm daily.

What's the Cake & Bake Show? The Cake & Bake Show will feature celebrity bakers, including a selection of the former Great British Bake Off winners and TV chef Rosemary Shrager. There will be live demonstrations, book signings, cake displays and stalls. The show will be open 10am - 5pm daily.

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Ideal Home Show logo35,000 FREE Ideal Home Show at Christmas tixVia code. For Ldn (23-27 Nov) & Manc (10-13 Nov) shows

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We've 19,000 totally free £15+ one-day tickets to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas in London (Wed 23 Nov-Sun 27 Nov at Olympia) and 16,000 free £14+ one-day tickets for the Ideal Home Show at Christmas in Manchester (Thu 10 Nov-Sun 13 Nov at EventCity) to give away.

Plus visitors to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas in Manchester will also get access to the Cake & Bake Show in Manchester, which is running at the same time at EventCity (see 'more info' below for further details).

How to get tickets

As the weekly email goes out to over 10 million people, we held off setting this deal live until 2pm on Thu 6 Oct, so everyone had a fair chance of getting this freebie. Now it’s live, you’ll have to go quick.

Enter the code MSEIHSX16 online at Ideal Home Show at Christmas: London or Ideal Home Show at Christmas: Manchester.

There's a maximum of two tickets per show per household and it's first-come, first-served, with a set number of tickets for each day. Tickets are for one-day only, so you'll need to select the day you want to go when you book.

The offer ends at 11.59pm on Fri 7 Oct, or more likely, when all the free tickets are snapped up - so go quick.

You can take a child aged 15 or under for free with each adult ticket (book online or collect at the box office).

Breakdown of tickets

London

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis will be giving a talk during the London show at 2pm on Thu 24 Nov.

Wed 23 Nov - 6,000
Thu 24 Nov - 5,000 NOW ALL GONE
Fri 25 Nov - 4,000 NOW ALL GONE
Sat 26 Nov - 2,000 NOW ALL GONE
Sun 27 Nov - 2,000 NOW ALL GONE

Manchester

Thu 10 Nov - 6,000
Fri 11 Nov - 6,000
Sat 12 Nov - 2,000 NOW ALL GONE
Sun 13 Nov - 2,000

Need-to-knows

- The tickets are totally free. If you're asked to add any card details, go back and enter the code again - these are completely free tickets.

- When will tickets arrive? They’ll be emailed to you up to five days after booking and you'll need to print them before you go.

- How much are they worth? The price of adult tickets is usually £14-£20 depending on when, where and if you get them online or on the door.

- What’s the Ideal Home Show at Christmas about? The shows will cover the following topics: festive food and drink, Christmas gifts, Christmas decorations, home improvements, interiors, technology, fashion and beauty. Highlights include festively decorated rooms, food and drink demonstrations and festive entertainment.

Want to save more on days out? Why not check out our cheap days out page, free tickets to A Place in the Sun Live (Glasgow) and the Homebuilding and Renovating Show (various locations), cheap trains and coaches and cheap hotels.

More info

Show guides and magazines need to be purchased separately. UK residents only.

Ideal Home Show at Christmas opening times

London
10am - 6pm daily, but 10am - 9pm on Thu 24 Nov and 10am - 5pm on Sun 27 Nov.

Manchester
10am - 5pm daily.

What's the Cake & Bake Show? The Cake & Bake Show will feature celebrity bakers, including a selection of the former Great British Bake Off winners and TV chef Rosemary Shrager. There will be live demonstrations, book signings, cake displays and stalls. The show will be open 10am - 5pm daily.

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Ideal Home Show logo4,000 FREE weekday Ideal Home Manc tixOr 2for1 any day code for Manc (2-5 Jun) & Scot (27-30 May)

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We have 4,000 free tickets to give away for the Ideal Home Show Manchester on Thu 2 Jun and Fri 3 Jun at Eventcity Manchester.

Two under-15s can go for free with each adult ticket - either book child tickets online when you book adult tickets (to avoid queues on the day), or collect them on the day at the box office.

How to get free Manchester tickets

To get free weekday tickets, enter the code IHSMSFREE online at the Ideal Home Show Manchester. It's limited to two tickets per household. Tickets are for one day only, so you'll need to select the day you want to go when you book.

The offer ends at 11.59pm on Fri 27 May, or more likely when all tickets have gone - so go quick.

As the weekly email goes out to over 10 million people, we held off setting the giveaway code live until 2pm on Thu 26 May, so everyone has a fair chance of getting this freebie.

OR get 2for1 Ideal Home Show tickets, incl Scotland...

If you miss out on the freebies (they're likely to go quick), or if you want weekend tickets - the event runs until Sun 5 Jun - we've a 2for1 code for Ideal Home Show Manchester as well as Ideal Home Show Scotland, which starts this Friday (Fri 27 May to Mon 30 May at SECC Glasgow).

Just enter the code IDEALMS241 online at the Ideal Home Show Manchester or Ideal Home Show Scotland before 11.59pm on Thu 26 May.

You'll pay the cheaper advance price, which is £12 for Scotland tickets (no booking fee) and £13.70 for Manchester tickets (including £1.70 booking). On-the-day ticket prices are £15 for both. Tickets are for one day only, so you'll need to select the day you want to go when you book.

Visitors to the Scotland show will also be emailed a voucher for a free copy of the June edition of Ideal Home magazine (norm £3.80). You'll need to hand over the voucher at the box office on the day to get the magazine - one voucher per booking.

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis will be giving a talk during the Manchester show at 12pm on Sun 5 Jun.

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Need-to-knows

When will tickets arrive? The Ideal Home Show says Scotland tickets will be emailed within 24 hours, to arrive in time for the show this weekend, and Manchester tickets will be emailed in one to five days.

What’s the Ideal Home Show 2016 about? There will be seven show areas covering topics including interiors, home improvements, technology, gardens, fashion, beauty and shopping. Highlights include fully built show homes and gardens, interactive theatres and demonstrations by chefs and experts.

Want to save more on days out? Why not check out our cheap days out page, free tickets to the Homebuilding and Renovating Show, cheap trains and coaches and cheap hotels.

More info

Show guides and magazines (for Manchester visitors) need to be purchased separately. UK residents only.

Opening times

Scotland
10am - 6pm daily, but 10am - 5pm on Mon 30 May.

Manchester
10am - 6pm daily.

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Ideal Home Show logo20,000+ FREE Ideal Home Show ticketsVia code. For Glasgow (27-30 May) and Manchester (2-5 Jun)

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We've 10,000+ free £12+ one-day tickets to the Ideal Home Show at SECC Glasgow (Fri 27 May to Mon 30 May) and 10,000+ free £14+ one-day tickets to the Ideal Home Show at Eventcity Manchester (Thu 2 Jun to Sun 5 Jun) to give away.

How to get tickets

Enter the following code (note it is not MSE it is MS)

IDEALMS16

in Ideal Home Show Scotland or Ideal Home Show Manchester.

There's a maximum of two tickets per show per household and it's first-come, first-served, with a set number of tickets for each day. Tickets are for one-day only, so you'll need to select the day you want to go when you book.

The offer ends at 11.59pm on Fri 6 May or, more likely, when all the free tickets are snapped up - so go quick. You can take an under-15 for free with each adult ticket (book online or collect at the box office).

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Breakdown of tickets

Scotland

Fri 27 May - 4,000+
Sat 28 May - 1,000+
Sun 29 May - 2,000+
Mon 30 May - 3,000+

Manchester

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis will be giving a talk during the Manchester show at 12pm on Sun 5 Jun.

Thu 2 Jun- 4,000+
Fri 3 Jun - 4,000+
Sat 4 Jun - 1,000+
Sun 5 Jun - 1,000+

Need-to-knows

- The tickets are totally free. If you're asked to add any card details, go back and enter the code again - these are completely free tickets.

- When will tickets arrive? They’ll be emailed to you between one and five days after booking and you'll need to print them before you go.

- How much are they worth? The price of adult tickets is usually £12-£15 depending on when, where and if you get them online or on the door.

- What’s the Ideal Home Show 2016 about? There will be seven show areas covering topics including interiors, home improvements, technology, gardens, fashion, beauty and shopping. Highlights include fully built show homes and gardens, interactive theatres and demonstrations by chefs and experts.

Want to save more on days out? Why not check out our cheap days out page, free tickets to Spin - The Cycling Festival, the Homebuilding and Renovating Show and A Place in the Sun Live, cheap trains and coaches and cheap hotels.

More info

Show guides and magazines need to be purchased separately. UK residents only.

Opening times

Scotland
10am - 6pm daily, but 10am - 5pm on Mon 30 May.

Manchester
10am - 6pm daily.

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