Venue spotlight – London ExCeL
Address: ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
The ExCeL centre opened in November 2000 as part of a large-scale regeneration project of the Docklands area in London. Built by world leading firm Sir Robert McAlpine at an estimated cost of £560m on a 100 acre riverside site, it boasts over 100,000 sqm of event space.
In 2008 the venue was acquired by ADNEC who undertook a 2nd phase of development, resulting in a new International Convention Centre on site.
Exhibitions and events
The ExCel London has established itself as one of the world’s leading venues and plays host to a wide range of exhibitions throughout the year. Regular expos include: Grand Designs Live, London Comic Con, The Clothes Show, DSEI, IP Expo and the International Motor Show. In addition to trade expos, the venue is used for a number of sporting events and was a part of the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012.
London has one of the world’s most extensive public transport networks and the Excel Centre can be easily reached from several stations and bus stops:
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) – Nearest stations Custom House and Prince Regent are within the Excel grounds.
Underground/Tube – Change at Canning Town on the Jubilee line for the DLR.
Overground/Train – Stratford and Canada Water have convenient links to the Jubilee line and DLR.
For a memorable experience, visitors can take a cable car ride to the Excel across the Thames from the o2 or North Greenwich tube station on the Jubilee line.
Located in the docklands area of London, the Excel is within easy reach of world class hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and a buzzing London nightlife.
The O2 arena is a short hop over the Thames and regularly hosts concerts from international performers. A little further is the bustling skyline of Canary Wharf, one of London’s important financial districts and a hub of modern locations for business entertaining.
A short 15 minute taxi-ride will take you from the ExCeL into the heart of London. Stop off at the London Eye for breath-taking views of the city. Visit the myriad of historic buildings such as the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. Get a historical and cultural at the Natural History Museum, National Gallery, British Museum and Tate Britain. Shop till you drop in the high-end stores of Harrods and Selfridges.
Whatever you’re looking for, in London you can be sure to find it within easy reach.
The ExCeL is one of Creative Global’s regular haunts and we have been fortunate to work at the venue for a number of different events. Being located around an hour from the venue, we’re conveniently placed to provide exhibition stands and solutions for all events.
If you’re planning on exhibiting at the ExCeL, we would be happy to discuss how our team can give you the ideal stand to present your business and products.