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Venue information

Venue address:

ExCeL London
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London E16 1XL
United Kingdom

Venue description:

The venue is positioned in the heart of London's 'events district', with great hotels, shops, bars and restaurants all ideally located within close proximity of Canary Wharf, The O2 and the Olympic Park.

How to get there

Be aware: On the 21st June it is likely that there will be no London Underground service as a result of strike action. ExCeL is well-connected by alternative transport. Please consult the link below for alternative travel options.

Read more about alternative routes to access the venue

Due to a strike action across UK’s railway network on Tuesday 21st June, Thursday 23rd June and Saturday 25th June, limited service will be expected to and from London Heathrow on Heathrow Express and Elizabeth Line. Services will be extremely busy. Heathrow Express will be running only between 07:30 and 18:30 on these days.

We strongly encourage you to plan your travel in advance.

Buses and other TfL services, including the DLR, London Overground and trams, are not affected directly by the strikes.

Please monitor the updates on the following websites:


Heathrow Express

Stansted Express


London Transport

National Rail

Everything in London is up and running and COVID restrictions have relaxed. There is exciting news for ILC delegates: The new high-speed Elizabeth train-line, is opening end-May in London.

This speedy new route is a game-changer, offering better-than-ever access, for getting around London and to ILC 2022. Soon the congress venue will boast a dedicated station: Custom House (ExCeL London). The Elizabeth line gets you from ExCeL to central London – with ample hotels and restaurants – in 12 minutes, and to Heathrow airport in 43 minutes. The line is named after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, recently honoured for her Platinum Jubilee.

For those of you who are new to London, the Citymapper.com app is recommended for exploring routes and buying tickets.

We have no affiliation to the new Elizabeth Line or TfL services.

Delegates of the International Liver Congress™ 2022 can benefit from a 15% discount* on all full fare tickets in both, Express Class and Business First. You can access this discount by visiting www.Heathrowexpress.com or downloading the Heathrow Express app. Book your direction of journey and date, proceed to check out and enter ILC15HE for your exclusive discount. Read more about the Heathrow Express.

The London underground, also known as ‘The Tube’, is divided into 9 zones. Tube services usually run from 5am until midnight, with Night Tube services on some lines on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Buses, taxis and Thames Clipper river services are also available to travel around London, although the Tube is usually the most convenient and quickest way to move around the city.
More information can be found here.

Travelling by Underground & DLR:
The Docklands Light Railway (known as the DLR) is part of the London Underground network. Two of the stations, Custom House and Prince Regent, are on our campus. Trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than a two minutes’ walk to the entrance. To access the registration please stop at Prince Regent.

DLR services: All trains towards Beckton/Gallions Reach will stop at Custom House and Prince Regent.
London Underground

The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London.

Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick two-stop journey to ExCeL: Prince Regent for ExCeL (for the east entrance).

An adult cash fare on the London metro for a single journey in zone 1 is £4.90. The same Tube fare with Oyster card or contactless payment card is £2.40. Plan your itinerary online on https://tfl.gov.uk/
Download public transport plan

*Discount only available on full priced tickets. Advanced fare prices are not eligible for discount. Discount is only available online/app and cannot be used when buying from a ticket machine/member of Heathrow Express staff. Discount code will remain for 3 days after the congress, after which time it will no longer be active. If you require any support post purchase please email: heathrowexpresssales@heathrow.com. The discount code is only valid on Heathrow Express. We have no affiliation to TfL services.

When possible, public transports should be preferred to travel around London and to/from Airports as this is the quickest and cheapest way to travel.

Black taxis (or Black cabs as they are also known) are metered, therefore fares depend on the distance covered (km/miles). Indicative taxi fares and information can be found here.

Minicabs can be pre-booked in advance and can be a cheaper option compared to Black taxis, however they will still be more expensive than public transports.

Note: Be sure to book with a licensed minicab with a Transport for London license disc: unbooked minicabs are illegal, unsafe and uninsured. A list of authorized minicab companies can be found here.
More information on taxis and minicabs can be found here.

As a gateway to the UK, London benefits from a superb global airline network. It is served by 6 international airports and 1 International train station where Eurostar trains arrive daily from France, Holland and Belgium.

City Airport
London City Airport serves 29 destinations and 14 airlines. It is served by the DLR line towards Tower Gateway or Bank stations. Change at Canning Town for the Jubilee line towards Westminster.

Heathrow Airport
If you arrive at Heathrow airport, you can get to central London using the Heathrow Express train (4 non-stop trains an hour), the Piccadilly line (Tube) or pre-book a taxi.

Gatwick Airport
London Gatwick is the second largest airport in the UK and the sixth busiest international airport in the world.
The center of London can be reached in just 20 minutes by the Gatwick Express train to Victoria station (direct train) or in just over 30 minutes by normal train (with stops) operated by Thameslink (via London Bridge) or Southern (to Victoria).
Thameslink - Timetables and tickets information here.
Southern - Timetables and tickets information here.
Note: If using the normal train services, Visitor Oyster cards, and contactless payments including Android and Apple pay are accepted.

Luton Airport
London Luton is the 7th largest airport in the UK. The centre of London can be reached in just 45 minutes by Thameslink trains to St. Pancras, Farringdon and London Blackfriars stations.
Timetables and tickets information here.

Stansted Airport
London Stansted is the city’s third international gateway. It is one of Europe’s fastest growing airports. The center of London can be reached in 45 minutes using the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station.

Southend Airport
With up to six train services an hour during peak times, central London can be reached in 52 minutes. Once at Liverpool Street station, you will be able to connect with 5 Underground lines.
Information on timetables and ticket information here.

Eurostar Trains
The Eurostar arrives and departs several times a day from King’s Cross St Pancras to destinations in France, Brussels and Amsterdam. King’s Cross St Pancras station is centrally located and has an on-site Underground station served by 6 lines.
Comprehensive travel information can also be found here: Visit London's official website.

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