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“Boat Show”
Review of ExCeL London

ExCeL London
Ranked #222 of 1,616 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Boat Show”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Easy to get to on the DLR
Pass out wristbands with "happy staff"
Varied food and drink just outside main halls
Info guides on roller blades, !!!

Visited January 2013
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“Best Boat Show ever!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We'd been to the Boat Show at Earls Court many times and this was really good in comparison. Light and airy, easy to get round. As part of the centre is the Concourse with lots of seating, eating and drinking, tea coffee etc. Boat Show provided 'pass outs' so we could come a go (we even could have gone back to our hotel - Ibis Styles) Centre is a bit of a way from central London but DLR is quick and delivers you to Customs House very easily - also walking distance from the Emirates Airline cable car from south of the Thames.

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“World-Class sporting venue”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I know, I'm a few months too late in this review and it should've been done during the London Olympics at it's peak, not right after it. But hindsight is a good thing, and looking back, I still have a lot of good memories of my time there. I am from Australia and had bought tickets to a few sports (freestyle wrestling, fencing, judo, taekwondo) that are held in ExCeL, so when I got there, from using the tube (which is awesome BTW), to getting through security and actually entering the venue, finding different sports locations and watching the best athletes in the world, I felt honoured to have witnessed plenty. I was a little caught up in the Olympic fever that I didn't really take notice of the facilities, but it was great. Maybe the volunteers were the difference and not the venue itself? Anyway, the ExCeL Centre is great.

Visited August 2012
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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“'A Taste of Christmas' - well worth a visit”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

The centre is close to the Docklands Light Railway and the Novotel. 'A Taste of Christmas' was excellent. Great demos by top chefs, excellent stands. Plenty of places to eat, both in the event and out in the concourse. Good stewarding ket everything moving along well. Toilet facilities were good. We just could have done with a few more seats as we had to queue for a few of the events for a very long time!

Visited December 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Taste of Xmas and Jamie Oliver's high tea”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Started off having a high tea from Jamie's stable. As expected yummy and more filling than it looked. lots of lovely little touches and great baking.

Visited December 2012
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