Travel to London

London is the best connected city in the world. You can reach London in less time from more places than any other destination. London has 6 international airports. We would recommend using London City Airport, whenever possible. The airport is located 5-minutes from ExCeL London by taxi or 10 minutes by DLR (Docklands Light Railway). The airport offers 350 flights per day, from over 40 international destinations.

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London’s 6 Airports:

Travel Times from the Airports to ExCeL London

  • London City Airport – 5 mins (car or taxi); 15 mins by DLR.
  • Gatwick – 1 hour 15 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour (public transport).
  • Stansted – 1 hour (car or taxi); 1 hour 10 mins (public transport).
  • Heathrow – 1 hour 20 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour 30 mins (public transport).
  • Luton – 1 hour 20 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour 40 mins (public transport).
  • Southend – 1 hour 10 mins (car or taxi); 1 hour 34 mins (public transport).

*Journey times by car or taxi based on AA route planner
**Journey times by public transport based on TFL journey planner

As the capital of the United Kingdom, London is connected by rail to all major cities in Great Britain.

For travel information you can consult the British National Rail website. In addition Eurostar operates regular train services to Brussels and Paris operating from St Pancras International. More information:

London’s main rail terminuses are Charing Cross, Euston, Kings Cross/ St Pancras International, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Moorgate, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo.

When driving to ExCeL London follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13.

Please contact the AA for information on planning your journey and 24-hour live traffic reports, by calling on +44 (0) 906 888 4322. ExCeL London offers on-site car parking for 3,700 cars.

All on-site parking is pay and display, with the exception of the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park, which is located at the west end of the site. Parking in the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park can be paid for at one of the three pay points located within the car park at the end of your visit (the machines are located on level two and level zero and all machines accept both cash and credit card).

Parking charges across our on-site locations are as follows (as per June 2013):

  • Up to 2 hours = £5.00
  • Up to 6 hours = £10.00
  • Up to 15 hours = £15.00
  • Up to 24 hours = £20.00

These tariffs are applicable for the following locations – Royal Victoria multi-storey car park, Undercroft parking (Orange and Purple) and East Car Park.

ExCeL London offers 158 disabled parking spaces, located within close proximity of the venue. Spaces are available to blue badge holders only and badges must be displayed at all times. Parking for disabled visitors is charged at the normal rate. For enquiries please call +44 (0)20 7069 4568 (within office hours). The venue is located outside the Congestion Charge Zone but is included in the Low Emission Zone.

The London public transport system is efficient and the combination of tube (underground), buses, DLR (Docklands Light Railway), trams, overground and national rail reaches every part of the sprawling city and its surroundings. The tube is the best way of getting around, buses cover the parts of the city that cannot be reached by tube. Your advantage: With a ticket you can use all the means of transport offered by various transport companies in London.

Beckton-bound DLR train brings you to the congress venue. Stop at Custom House for ExCeL (West) or Prince Regent for ExCeL (East) and ICC London.

For travel information visit the Transport for London website.

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