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Address: 1 Western Gateway | Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, England
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+44 20 7069 5000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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ExCeL London is home to a huge range of events, including two of the UK's...

ExCeL London is home to a huge range of events, including two of the UK's largest exhibitions - The London International Boat Show and The British International Motor Show. Whether your passion is property or golf, diving or music, interior design or motorcycles, ExCeL London has a show that will inspire, excite, and entertain. We are situated at Royal Victoria Dock, within a 100-acre waterfront campus, which includes a variety of hotels, bars and restaurants. For information on staying over, eating and drinking, travel to the venue, or any other customer service enquiries, please visit our website or contact us via email.

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Quite amazing

Went to the cruise show here and was amazed at the size of the place and the range of eating outlets there. Spacious to get around and a covered walkway to the DLR.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
HabLeaf
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Larne, United Kingdom
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Larne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to the cruise show here and was amazed at the size of the place and the range of eating outlets there. Spacious to get around and a covered walkway to the DLR.

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Thank HabLeaf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My company has been showing at this venue for many years. It's relatively easy to get too with good transport links via DLR and City Airport as well as road. Parking is easy under the venue at a day rate of £15. Plenty of space on the concourse with a variety of food outlets and coffee bars and plenty of... More 

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Thank Scabbie M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came to work at the recent travel. I have never been to the Excel before so had no idea what to expect. I found it very easy to find and was very surprised by the amount of food options within the building. Everything I needed throughout the day was easy to find and finding a table for lunch was... More 

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Thank Anza_989
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here on more then one occasion and think it's a great place, very easy to get to and they have a lot of different places to eat/drink.

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Thank Mark C
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Mark C, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear you had a five star experience with us at ExCeL London and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yearly visit to the boat show, although we did pop into the other shows as well. We enjoy just wandering around and looking at what's new. Eating places were ok- we had burrito, slowish service but food was edible, and we found a table to eat at without too much trouble. Parking was £15 for 24 hours which we found... More 

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Thank HelLin76
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi HelLin76, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to hear that as a regular visitor to the venue, you enjoyed your time with us for the Boat Show. We'd love to hear more about your food experience with us, you can leave us feedback for individual retailers on the ExCeL London website. We look... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Seen negative reviews of this show from people who have been before - it was our first visit so will comment as we found - excel itself seems a good venue - easy to get to and good facilities, we had assumed there would be boats on the actual water so found it a bit strange that there weren't -... More 

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Thank NadineDan
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi NadineDan, thanks for leaving us a review. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Boat Show as much as you thought you would. ExCeL sells space to organisers, we don't organise the show ourselves, therefore we're unable to action your feedback regarding show content and the exhibitors. We'd recommend contacting the organiser directly with your comments. We hope... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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671 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place this is, its huge and accessible from anywhere once your in London with a DLR stop right outside (Custom house).The boat show is big enough, but to host 2 other shows at the same time and still not feel busy shows the size of the place. Quite a few food outlet, all at expensive prices, but... More 

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Thank tim p
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi tim p, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear you had a five star experience visiting ExCeL London and we thank you for your feedback on transport connections. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

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37 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is badly sign posted from the East Entrance and the place is like a ghost town. I did like the fact that Boat show tickets provided entrance to two other shows being held at the event at the same time. Excel boat show is in my opinion getting Less and less appealing each year fewer boats each time.

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Thank Miles C
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Miles C, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to here that you found the wayfinding difficult at the venue, I'll be sure to pass this along to our team. Unfortunately, ExCeL sells space to organisers, we don't organise the Boat Show ourselves and therefore we have no influence on the content of shows.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found ExCel to be well looked after and kept really clean which is due to the attention to detail of the cleaning services team. We were there on a Saturday and it was very busy. Only criticism we have is car park signposting. There are big signs saying what colour you have parked in but they are the same... More 

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Thank Isla D
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi Isla D, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear you had a five star experience at ExCeL London and we'll pass along your feedback to the cleaning team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - RQ More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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793 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the show at Excel again this year. Transport links remain good with the DLR which is a reliable and cost effective service. On arrival access was easy and I was surprised that they weren't doing bag searches. We entered the show which seems to get smaller every year and there are more and more non marine related stands. It... More 

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Thank AngieP49
RachelExCeL, Digital Marketing at ExCeL London, responded to this review

Hi AngieP49, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're pleased to hear that on the whole you enjoyed your visit to ExCeL London and we thank you for your positive feedback regarding travel and amenities at ExCeL. Bag searches are at the discretion of the organiser, please note whilst you may not have been... More 

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