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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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Star Wars Celebration

Again a very busy event, yet they were well prepared for the croud with clean bathrooms! Loads of food and drink places, but if you aren't willing to spend min £10 for food or £5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lindelee
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last year I went to comic con at the same location so I have somthing to compare this too. The lead up to the convention was shocking bad. Guest and events were not named until very close to the due date. Booking photos was left even later, this may have been due the exorbitant price for some of them. There... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Again a very busy event, yet they were well prepared for the croud with clean bathrooms! Loads of food and drink places, but if you aren't willing to spend min £10 for food or £5 for a drink.... bring your own stuff. Excel also did the Olympics... well organised!

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

Hi Lindelee, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Star Wars Celebration was indeed an incredibly busy event! We appreciate your constructive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The ExCel is exactly like every other convention hall I've been to, people are reviewing here saying there's hardly any seating, people had to sit on the floor etc etc. If you're going to a convention with hundreds of people, that's just what you have to expect. I saw a man carry around a fold up chair, if sitting in... More 

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

Hi Avril W, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your constructive feedback and we hope that you had an excellent time at Star Wars Celebration. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Star Wars has gotten huge over the last few years and unfortunately the Excel can't seem to cope with the sheer number of fans visiting. The event itself was amazing, but the queue for the queue to get in the queue to be given a wristband to get into the next queue for another wristband for the final queue was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is huge, easy to get to, nice surroundings. Lousy Wifi, lousy celular reception and almost no 3g. The resturants that are located on the concourse are expensive and bad food. I got a small box of rice and curry and soda for almost 19 pounds, I got served food to my room at the hotel for less. Hamburgers... More 

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Thank Hilmir K
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Star Wars Celebration Europe this past weekend at ExCel, and can quite honestly say it was one of the best experiences of my life. The size and facilities of the place are phenomenal, allowing the vendors, panels and displays to be on a level that can only be described as immense. Security was efficient, and the whole event felt... More 

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

Hi Liam B, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We're delighted to hear you had a wonderful time at Star Wars Celebration and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Switzerland
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97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took my teenage son to recent Starwars celebration. Booked early and even travelled there two days early to collect tickets. Still did not avoid two hours of entrance queues. Once in (I was already hot and tired) there were just too many people , one could not move around at all easily and could get nowhere near retail stalls or... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easy to get to on the DLR - from Tower Gateway straight to the door - very easy and used contactless card for payment. The Star Wars celebration was great but would have been better had you not needed wrist bands for most things. We still had a great day out and even managed to get to the toilets with... More 

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

Hi Linby183, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted you found the transport links to ExCeL straightforward and that your experience as a whole with us was a good one. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit for conventions etc, there are many halls, eating establishments to suit everyone's taste!

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

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

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Queuing in a large hall, fenced in like livestock for a bag check before collecting delegate badges. If you went back out for some fresh air, you had to repeat the bag check despite having a badge and leaving my bag in the cloakroom. The place got too hot and there was very little seating. All the food outlets had... More 

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

Hi WJBone, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that you were displeased with the security provided by the organiser at Star Wars Celebration, however we're sure you can appreciate in the current climate visitor safety at a huge venue like ExCeL is taken very seriously and therefore bag checks are necessary. We... More 

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