The London Classic Car Show will return in spring 2021 at a new COVID-compliant venue.

With uncertainties still affecting the immediate future of large-scale indoor gatherings, Brand Events, organiser of London Classic Car Show, has made the decision to move the event from Olympia to a more viable outdoor setting – Syon Park.

Sited on the banks of the River Thames opposite Kew Gardens in West London, Syon’s green spaces will provide “the perfect backdrop” for more than 500 classic cars.

Furthering the show’s appeal, a new springtime date has also been announced with the traditional February indoor calendar slot moved back to the weekend of April 16-18 in search of more favourable al fresco weather. Nevertheless, all the major display areas will be under temporary covers, all with open sides, to ensure good air flow.

“With so many indoor events still being cancelled or postponed, we are thrilled to have found such a fabulous new home – plus a more welcoming date – for The London Classic Car Show,” commented Mark Woolley, show director. “It should be the first fixture inked into everyone’s 2021 diary.

“We will be celebrating 135 years of remarkable automotive progress ranging from the extraordinary pioneering horseless carriages which date all the way back to the dawn of motoring in Victorian times right up to the latest supercars ­– the idolised classics of tomorrow,” he explained. “With such a magical mix of icons and curiosities on display, it promises to be a real ‘must-see’ experience for anyone with a drop of petrol in their veins!”

Providing reassurance for all ticket buyers, full refunds will be offered should the show be cancelled as a result of COVID-19.