Venue & Travel - London

Venue Address:

ExCeL Centre
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London
E16 1XL

Telephone: 020 7069 5000

 

Opening Times:

10am - 6pm: 5, 6, 7,11, 12 May

10am - 5pm: 8, 9, 10,13 May

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 www.streetmap.co.uk 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. For Excel (West) please use the Custom House station. 

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 ALL OTHER TRAVEL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: 
www.excel.london/visitor/getting-here 

Disabled Visitors

Find out about the facilities at ExCeL London here

Accommodation

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

Telephone: 01905 732737

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Venue & Travel - Birmingham

Venue Address:

National Exhibition Centre
North Avenue
Marston Green
Birmingham
B40 1NT

Telephone: 0121 780 4141

 

Opening Times:

10am - 6pm

10am - 5pm (Sunday 14 October)

Travel Information:  
Travel by road

We recommend using the postcode B40 1NT. The NEC will be clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6. When you arrive at the NEC do not follow your satnav, but instead follow the signs for Grand Designs Live. The NEC has over 16,500 parking spaces. The traffic team will on-hand to help you with any further guidance. Once you have parked get the free shuttle bus or walk following the sign-posted footpaths.

Please visit www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/parking/ for information on parking charges at the venue.

Travel by train

The NEC is located less than a ten-minute walk from the Birmingham International Railway Station. Direct services run all day. If you are travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, less than a 15-minute journey away.

Get 25% off Virgin Trains Advance fares to the NEC by booking here.

Travel by air 

Birmingham International Airport is located right on the doorstep to the NEC. Take the free fast air-rail link to the Birmingham International Railway station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The trains run every two minutes and the journey itself takes 90 seconds. When you arrive follow signs to the NEC.

 

FOR ALL OTHER TRAVEL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/getting-here

Disabled Visitors:

Find out about the facilities at the NEC Birmingham here

Accommodation:

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

Book your room.

Telephone: 01905 732737
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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