Venue & Travel Info

Venue Address:

ExCeL Centre
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
E16 1XL
Telephone: 020 7069 5000



Travel Information:  
Travel by road

When driving to ExCeL London follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13. For a map of ExCeL London's location please visit and search for ExCeL London by postcode - E16 1XL. For Sat Nav purposes, we recommend using postcode - E16 1DR. ExCeL London offers on-site car parking for 3,700 cars.

N.B Parking at any event at ExCeL is charged by the venue at a flat rate of £20 for up to 24 hours.


Travel by train/tube

The Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route to ExCeL London and the ICC. Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train, for the quick 2-stop journey to Prince Regent for ExCeL (East) and ICC London. Please note that the Custom House station on the DLR will be closed until December 2017, so for visitors looking for Excel (West), use the Prince Regent DLR station or the Royal Victoria DLR which is about a 10-minute walk away. For more information please visit:


Travel by air 

London has 6 international airports. ExCeL London recommends using London City Airport, whenever possible. The airport is located 5-minutes from ExCeL London by taxi or 10-minutes by DLR (Docklands Light Railway). The airport offers 350 flights per day, from over 40 international destinations.


Travel in style with a unique flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car

The Emirates Air Line cable car is a truly special way to arrive to your ExCeL event, transporting you from The O2 Arena to ExCel via London’s highest observational point over the Thames.

Emirates Air Line cable car offers Grand Designs Live attendees a discounted £2.50 single fare (usually £4.50 or £3.50 with an Oyster card). To redeem this special rate, simply show your ticket confirmation at the terminal on the day.

For more information on travel to the venue, please visit the ExCeL website.



Grand Designs Live has appointed Event Express as its official accommodation partner. Event Express have negotiated special rates for visitors and exhibitors. 
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