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Address: Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 7069 5000
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Great place for conventions!

I had gone to Excel London for the official Sherlock convention and really liked it. The place is great for conventions as its spacious and has plenty of restaurants to eat at. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Too big, too busy and too isolated from the rest of London. Journey from Heathrow Express by taxi is very expensive. Too warm inside the building, but nice atmosphere outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had gone to Excel London for the official Sherlock convention and really liked it. The place is great for conventions as its spacious and has plenty of restaurants to eat at. My only complaint would be that there weren't enough seats for everyone but apart from that, its an excellent tourist attraction.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

There was a lot of walking but not much seating. When full it was too hot. There were plenty of places to buy food but the queues were long. The toilets were all on another level so stairs or the occasional lift had to be used.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Easy to get to using train as station right next to centre. Did not have to queue long to get into the show. Loads of different types of food outlets catering for all tastes, had a nice bit of outside space to sit and have a coffee break. Good they have secure cloakrooms, cost £1 all day, to leave your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a really good venue for the London pet show there are lots of places to eat which are is nice. They are a little expensive but not as expensive as other places we have been before. For example we paid £10 for burger chips and a drink and £4.50 for a bagel which I really enjoyed. We traveled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went to coffee place in Excel with 'DC' in its name - 2 coffees, 2 sandwiches and bottle of water £15.60!! No prices displayed on sandwiches. felt very ripped off by these prices. The most expensive coffee and snack ever I felt very let down and extremely disappointed by this aspect of Excel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

About 300 of us attended a Project Management Institute leadership event here; we hold this event in a different European City each year. By comparison to the venues at previous events I would have to say that this was a notch below. The location, although convenient by public transit, was out in a featureless and charmless area distant from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have today visited Grand Designs Live. We drove up to Excel using the websites Postcode when looking for information on Disabled Parking. We entered from a Westerly Entrance so had to drive through the Rent a car parking and staff parking before reaching public parking. By the time we had gone up to that level signs for Disabled Parking... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

my first visit to Excel for many many years and I was very pleasantly surprised. Easily accessible by public transport with step free facilities available. lots of food choices but i can't comment on prices as i didn't indulge. GDL itself was really interesting, with all the exhibitors you would expect plus the quirky and irrelevant.....and even a 'will writing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Out of all the exhibition centres that I work out this is my favourite. It has several good restaurants close by, and easy access for setting up and breaking down shows

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