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Address: 1 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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Great Venue

I visited an event called Summer in the City for a weekend. The venue was great and there was plenty of space for everything within the venue. There was lots of food choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Amyyy0
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Ahmedabad
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place on the East India Docks, near the London city airport, the main attraction is that it's near the London Barriers, a location of scientific interest...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited an event called Summer in the City for a weekend. The venue was great and there was plenty of space for everything within the venue. There was lots of food choice however it was very expensive! I would definitely visit this venue again.

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Thank Amyyy0
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here twice with a view to keep coming back. There are many shows that happen here, i have mainly gone for the car shows but if you look on the website there is an events list

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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Excel to attend the travel show. I met my favourite cricketer Vivian Richard who was promoting West Indies at the show. Good communication, close to DLR.

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Thank Shalim R
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything in there to facilitate your visit and very close to many attractions and transportation. Nice cafes and restaurants and very well kept.

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Thank HOC999
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for this event, as indeed it was last year. Parking is easy and reasonably priced and there are lots of toilet facilities. There are quite a few places to eat once inside but unfortunately I was not impressed by any of it. Went home craving a decent meal!

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

Hi Charlotte D, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that on the whole, you enjoyed your time with us here for Summer In The City 2016, your feedback regarding F&B has been passed on to the appropriate team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before on more then occasion and overall it always impresses and my visit gets better every time, I would recommend this place to anyone

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Thank Bugatti_Boi91
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Bugatti_Boi91, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that as a frequent visitor, you enjoy your time here with us at ExCeL. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! - RQ More 

Caterham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well organised triathlon event. Staff all ready to help if needed. Added extra parking for event. Great walk along the river too.

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

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

London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the venue, great for exhibitions. A little too big and tiring when visiting. The staff have always been helpful and polite. The food outlets are expensive compared to similar outfits in Central London. When I have time before my exhibition, I buy a sandwich from my local supermarket, rather then buying food at the Excel. I wish they... More 

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Thank Flashback1966
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Flashback1966, thanks for taking the time to leave us such a comprehensive review. We're pleased to hear that on the whole, you enjoy your visits to ExCeL, and I'll pass along your feedback regarding the F&B options. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped to the excel centre while in London today and was a little disappointed! I was expecting it to be busy and filled with stalls and events but I was empty and was far from and eventful experience. I will only return if there was something on that was pre planned rather than last minute

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

Hi Eloise J, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. ExCeL doesn't organise events, we sell event space to organisers. This means that if there are no shows on then we're afraid there are no events to attend. We'd definitely advise browsing our What's On listings on the ExCeL website and choose what you'd like to attend... More 

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