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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Everyday06:15 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 2/3
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNewsagent
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shops
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
0343 222 1234
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces200
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
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 accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lift access available to all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
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.

Departures and arrivals from Stratford (London)

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia11:409Late
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia11:4110Late
to ShenfieldTfL Rail11:418On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia11:429Late
to Colchester TownGreater Anglia11:4310On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Bishops StortfordGreater Anglia11:4011On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia11:4010On time
from London Liverpool StreetTfL Rail11:418On time
from Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia11:429Late
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground11:422On time

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