100 years of the Ideal Home Show

Got your eyes on March yet?

It may be a few months off, but it’ll be a big occasion for everyone interested in homes and interior design – it sees the 100th anniversary of the Ideal Home show.

Check out the history of the show here >>

Organisers are promising something special – and plans so far revealed include a dream home and guest house, an inspirational eco house and a packed program in the Kitchen Theatre.

Visitors will also be able to check out Century Street – billed as a fantastic look at the past 100 years of the Ideal Home Show and the changing attitudes to home design and living.

The first ever Ideal Home Exhibition was held at the Olympia exhibition centre, in West London, during 1908 and it has been associated with the Daily Mail newspaper since its foundation.

The first ever show included areas dedicated to food, cookery, interiors and furniture as well as tips on actually building your ‘ideal home’.

In 1922 a village of ‘ideal homes’ was constructed in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, and then sold off after the show closed – it still exists today, and now goes by the name of Meadow Green.

Visitors who want to catch this year’s event are encouraged to book their tickets promptly, and there are some special deals available for those doing so before Christmas. The 100th event takes place from March 14 to April 6 2008 at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.

For more information visit the show website here >>