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Address: One Western Gateway | Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7069 5000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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ExCeL London is home to a huge range of events, including two of the UK's...

ExCeL London is home to a huge range of events, including two of the UK's largest exhibitions - The London International Boat Show and The British International Motor Show. Whether your passion is property or golf, diving or music, interior design or motorcycles, ExCeL London has a show that will inspire, excite, and entertain. We are situated at Royal Victoria Dock, within a 100-acre waterfront campus, which includes a variety of hotels, bars and restaurants. For information on staying over, eating and drinking, travel to the venue, or any other customer service enquiries, please visit our website or contact us via email.

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Work Trip to the BETT Show

Every year I travel to the BETT Show in January. Originally it was at Olympia, but moved to Excel a few years back and I think it was a very good choice. When BETT is there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul R
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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy to get to by DLR, very close to the station, and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I enjoyed the convention held here, just wish there was more room to store bags... So if you're late, you will be disappointed to the max that you cannot store anything after a certain time... Take what you need... More 

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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every year I travel to the BETT Show in January. Originally it was at Olympia, but moved to Excel a few years back and I think it was a very good choice. When BETT is there, usually the whole of one side is open for exhibits. The place is huge. Given that the whole of the north side was open,... More 

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Thank Paul R
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Paul R, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear you enjoy your annual visit to ExCeL for Bett! I'd personally recommend you try The Bridge (our new upstairs restaurant) next time you're here. We hope you got some much needed rest and we look forward to welcoming you again next... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended the BETT Conference at Excel and very impressed. Easy to get there on the Tube although a bit of long ride depending on your starting point. Overall, friendly staff and well organised. Not much else in the area outside of the centre.

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Thank Gee G
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Gee G, many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Bett 2016 and we hope to welcome you again next year! - RQ More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ExCel is a great venue for large shows. The problem that I have is the location is just so difficult from the west of London. Food on site is OK, but expensive. Generally the centre is well maintained, clean and tidy.

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Thank ArtStudentHW
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi ArtStudentHW, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to see you gave us a four star rating and that you like the venue on the whole. We understand your concerns regarding travel, and we think you'd be pleased to hear that in 2018, ExCeL London's transport links will be even further enhanced by the... More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting London for the boat show and having the yachts displayed inside the ExCel is so impressive. However it is always a bit of a pain to get to the ExCel and the food and drink prices once there tend to be pretty high. It is a fantastic space for huge shows and the boat show benefits from... More 

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Thank Sheep_green
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Sheep_green, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to hear that on the whole, you enjoyed your time at ExCeL London. You'll be pleased to know that in 2018 ExCeL will be better connected to central London thanks to the addition of the Custom House Crossrail station. You can find out more about the... More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bit disappointed this year in that I did not see the manufactures I really wanted to visit, but enjoyed it all the same. Go with a friend of your same interests and you should have a good day out, it's always impressive seeing those huge boats inside a building.

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Thank Mike C
Rachel Q, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Mike C, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the London Boat Show, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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505 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Excel for work to visit clients at the Boatshow. It is an easy venue to reach using the DLR and the train station is with easy walking distance of Excel. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within Excel. We enjoyed visiting the boat show which was well laid out and good for meetings. Whilst it... More 

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Thank AngieP49
Rachel Q, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi AngieP49, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the London Boat Show, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for the new Telegraph travel show. Venue is easy to get to on the DLR. Plenty of cafes to grab a coffee or snack when you get there. All the loos were down 2 flights of stairs which was a bit of a pain. The exhibition area itself was bright and spacious and neither overheated nor cold. I did... More 

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Thank Christine R
Rachel Q, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Mike C, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Telegraph Travel Show, and we really appreciate your feedback on transport to ExCeL and the venue facilities. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worked at the boat show, there was also a car show in the other exhibit which was great fun. Very interesting and lots of opportunities to network.

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Thank Sophia L
Rachel Q, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi sophialarkin, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the London Boat Show, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

As a regular attendee to the World Travel Market here i felt it was time i posted a review of the facility/venue. Excel is well placed for transport from the DLR and also has pretty good car parking facilities also. We parked for Free when we attended WTM2015 and the conduct of all staff at the venue was superb. There... More 

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Thank Stardawntravel
Rachel Q, Digital Marketing Assistant at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Stardawntravel, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us at World Travel Market, and we thank you for your valuable feedback on travel and refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you again to WTM 2016! - RQ More 

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