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Travel, Parking & Accommodation

Travel By Train and Underground

ExCeL London has great connections to every corner of the capital and beyond. The new Elizabeth Line has a station on ExCeL’s door and makes the Show very accessible. For example, travel from Bond Street station takes only 18 minutes and from Paddington is 22 minutes.
ExCeL London is also connected to London Underground and London Overground by DLR (Docklands Light Railway) which is a part of the London Underground network. The Jubilee Line and the DLR are connected to ExCeL London. Visitors to the Horse Show should alight at Custom House on the DLR. Trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than two minutes to walk to the entrance.

Driving and Parking

There are more than 1200 car parking spaces at ExCeL. The venue has a pre-paid Number Plate Recognition System and visitors will be able to purchase their parking when tickets go on sale in April.
Please be aware that ExCeL is now in the Ultra Low Emission Zone. You may need to pay to enter this zone. Check your vehicle registration number to find out more.
Should the car parks become full there are car parks at Canary Wharf from where you can catch the Elizabeth Line or DLR to Custom House. Alternatively go to Westfield Stratford City and you can then travel to ExCeL via the DLR. Information is shown here: Alternative car parks
For the easiest access to ExCeL’s car park it is advised that all vehicles arrive and depart via Royal Albert Way (A1020). If approaching from east London, then please use the A13 and exit at the Beckton roundabout for access to ExCeL. If approaching from north London, please use the A406 and exit at the Beckton roundabout for access to ExCeL.
For vehicles coming from south or west London, please note roadworks are in place during the construction of the Silvertown Tunnel. These are causing significant traffic disruption on the approach to ExCeL over the Lower Lea Crossing. If you are travelling from central London or from the south, using the Blackwall Tunnel to access the car park, please use the A13 and turn off on the A112 junction taking Tollgate Road southbound.
The postcode for ExCeL public parking is E16 1FR.
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My car is taller than 1.9 meters – where can I park or pre-book?
When you arrive on site please report to the traffic office, located on Sandstone Lane E16 1DR, where a member of staff will direct you to a parking place.

Air Travel

ExCeL London is located in very close proximity to London City Airport. All other London airports are well connected to the venue including Heathrow which is now connected by the newly opened Elizabeth Line. Further information may be found here.

River and Cable Car

ExCeL is connected by river services and the cable car. Event attendees can use the river services to North Greenwich Pier and the cable car to Royal Victoria – short walk from the west entrance.
The operating times are Thursday 7am to 9pm, Friday 7am to 11pm, Saturday 8am – 11pm, Sunday 9am to 9pm and Monday 7am to 9pm.
Adults are £5 for a one way and £10 for a round trip and children are £2.50 and £5.
The cable car can be boarded by using your contactless card, or oyster card. If people wish to purchase tickets with cash, there is a premium to pay (we advise to use contactless).
The cars arrive every 30 seconds and carry up to ten people. One way journeys take up to 10 minutes but vary according to passenger flow and weather conditions.


We’ve officially partnered with EventBeds™ by NuBreed Hotels to give this year’s Exhibitors and Attendees access to exclusively discounted hotels at selected properties near to the event.
If you’re looking for accommodation, with EventBeds™ you can save up to 30% from booking direct. Fully flexible rates are available. Due to increasing demand, we’d recommend to book as soon as possible through the EventBeds™ booking widget below. For groups of 6+ rooms, complete this easy group booking form and their concierge team will be in touch with available options. Their office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am – 6pm.
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