The Exhibition Centre London, commonly referred to as just the ExCeL, is an exhibition and international convention complex in the east of the capital. Nestled right between London City Airport and Canary Wharf, it is an immense structure taking up an amazing 100-acre site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock. Opened in November 2000, the centre was curated and constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine and expanded substantially in 2010 with the addition of the International Convention Centre London (ICC London) and further event facilities.
Over the years, the complex’s unique dockside position has allowed for a number of unusual events to take place, most notably the 2005 London Boat Show, which was visited by HMS Sutherland. Talk about special guest. The exhibition is a metropolis in itself with nearly 500,000 square feet of exhibition hall, six hotels, over 30 bars and restaurants and 3,700 parking spaces on site. As for events, the ExCel has seen it all, from the London International Music Show to Star Wars Celebration Europe and from London Marathon registration to the Global Peace and Unity Event. It was also the venue for the 2009 G-20 London Summit.
|Everyday||06:15 - 21:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 2/3|
|Station Buffet notes|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
0343 222 1234
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||200|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Note that these are Council-owned cycle racks, located outside the front of the station
|Cycle storage notes||<p>200<span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="4 Sheffield Stand spaces"> Sheffield Stand spaces</span></p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Lift access available to all platforms.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
ExCel London in east London has two DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations within two minutes’ walk of the entrance. Custom House, by the west entrance, and Prince Regent, by the east entrance, give visitors links across London, with the main national rail stations all-around 30 minutes away, and London Stratford the closest, 16 minutes away. To join the DLR, change from the London Underground at Bank or Tower Hill.