Travelling to London

ICC London ExceL is accessible by public transport and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station is Prince Regent. For further information on transport to and from the venue, please click here. The website includes an interactive map on how to get to ExCeL from the city centre and from all airports.

Arriving by Plane

London has five major airports: London Heathrow, London Gatwick , London City, London Stansted and London Luton. When travelling to ExCeL London, it is recommend to fly into London City airport.

London City Airport
London City Airport is situated approximately 9.5km (6 miles) east of Central London and just 5 km (3 miles) from the ExCeL ICC London. Catch the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to the city centre. The service runs every eight to 15 minutes. Fares on the DLR are the same as those on the Tube, Oyster and Travelcards are accepted.
For further information please visit www.londoncityairport.com.

London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is located 32 km (20 miles) to the west of Central London and there are excellent transport links. The most convenient rail route to London is by Heathrow Express. The train runs from and to London Paddington station and journey time is 15 minutes. For further information please visit www.heathrowairport.com.
In order to book ticket for Heathrow express at a reduced rate, please click here.

London Gatwick
Gatwick is located 45km (28 miles) south of London. The Gatwick Express is the fastest way into Central London. There are trains every 15 minutes between Gatwick Airport's South Terminal and London Victoria Station. Journey time is 30 minutes and the service is non-stop to Victoria station.
For further information please visit www.gatwickairport.com.

London Stansted
Stansted Airport is located 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London. The Stansted Express is the quickest way into Central London (Liverpool Street station). Trains leave Stansted Airport every 15 minutes, journey time is 45 minutes.
For further information please visit www.stanstedairport.com.

London Luton
London Luton is located 51km (32 miles) north-west of London. A regular shuttle bus links the airport to Luton Airport Parkway train station in around eight minutes. From there, regular rail services Central London and take as little as 21 minutes with East Midlands Trains and 25 minutes with First Capital Connect.
For further information please visit www.london-luton.co.uk.

Public Transportation

For information on transport services and getting around London, please visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Oyster Card
Delegates may find the the Oyster card is a useful way to purchase transport fares. Oyster is a plastic smartcard you can use instead of paper tickets. You can put Travelcards, Bus and Tram season tickets and pay as you go credit on it. Oyster is the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

If you wish to pre-book your oyster card and have it delivered directly to your home, please visit visitorshop.tfl.gov.uk
Information about fares are availalbe on www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/14416.aspx.

Underground
The London Underground, or ‘the Tube’ as it is universally known to Londoners, is normally the quickest and easiest way of getting around London. London is served by 12 Tube lines and 274 stations. Underground trains on all lines run every few minutes between 5.30 and 00:30 from Monday to Saturday, and between 7.30 and 23.30 on Sundays.

Buses
London buses are a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around; they also offer plenty of sightseeing opportunities en route. The Central London bus guide will be sufficient to navigate the bus system; this map is available from travel information centres and can also be downloaded via the “Visit London” website: www.visitlondon.com/maps/travel_maps/index.


Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a light-rail public transport metro for the redeveloped Docklands area of eastern London. The DLR is separate from the London Underground. The two systems are, however, integrated wherever they meet, and share a single ticketing system. The DLR appears on the London Underground’s Tube map.

Transport to ExCeL London

ICC London ExCeL is accessible by public transport and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station is Prince Regent. For further information on transport to and from the venue, please click here. The website includes an interactive map on how to get to ExCel from the city centre and from all airports.

Underground
By Underground, the Jubilee line is recommended as the quickest route from Central London. Take the tube to the Canning Town station, and then change on to a DLR train to Prince Regent station.

Bus
Public bus services 147 and 241 depart from bay B of Canning Town station to Prince Regent station.
Additionally, a fully signposted walking route is provided from the main exit of Canning Town bus station for anyone who wishes to complete their journey to the venue by foot. Blue directional signs guide you to the west entrance of ExCel London. The walk takes approximately 12-15 minutes.

By Taxi 
The tarif for taxi rides vary from GBP 5 – GBP 9 per mile. For additional fare details, please visit www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/taxisandminicabs/taxis/1140.aspx or check the above airport websites.

If you wish to pre-book your taxi from the airport to the ExCeL or a nearby located hotel, you may profit from reduced rates offered by 'Black Taxi Solutions'.

Your fee from the major London airport to the ExCel or nearby area from:

Heathrow Terminals 1 to 4          GBP  70
Heathrow Terminal 5GBP  80
StanstedGBP  70
Gatwick and LutonGBP 120

Credit cards accepted.
 
In order to reserve a world famous London cab in advance, please call one of the drivers at least one day in advance:
 
Steve:    +44 7 769 175 407
Tony:     +44 7 745 595 124