Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London E16 1XL
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
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.
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/
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.