Venue Guide

Host An Event At The ExCeL London

The ExCeL London is one of the biggest event venues in the UK and attracts millions of visitors a year. It’s an extremely well connected and easily accessible venue whether you’re travelling in from abroad or making your way there from the UK, and the facilities at and around the venue are second to none.

Here are some key facts about the venue that you’ll need to know if you’re thinking about hosting an event here.

The ExCeL London - Key Info

Venue Address

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

Venue Website


Over 70,000

The ExCeL London Capacity

The ExCeL London can host events for over 70,000 people. Below are a few sample rooms and their capacity.



Event Halls

Up to 68,750 depending on layout.

ICC Auditorium

Up to 4,500 seated.

ICC Capital Hall

Up to 2,700 banquet-style seating.

ICC Capital Suite

Up to 1,394 across 17 rooms.

Platinum Suite

400 - 1,100 depending on layout.

ICC London Suite

Up to 400.


The ExCeL London Facilities

In House Catering Available


In House Audio & Visual Facilities


Wifi Provisions

Wifi Available


Wheelchair accessibility—155 disabled parking bays available on-site across ExCeL’s car parks. All public entrances allow for wheelchair access, and all reception counters, bars, and self-service equipment such as cash points and telephones are located at accessible levels for wheelchair users.

Lifts are available and are fully accessible, with lift control panels at a height that can be easily reached by wheelchair users, and all lifts including a visual indication of the floor reached and an intercom facility activated by an alarm button.

All stairs and ramps have handrails.

ExCeL London is able to provide scooters and wheelchairs for those in need, free of charge.

40 disabled toilets available, with accessible changing facilities.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Event Security



Getting To The ExCeL London

Air Travel

ExCeL London is extremely close to a number of international airports, including the London City Airport, which is just a 19-minute walk away.

Train Travel

ExCeL London is 30-40 minutes by rail from most major train stations in London, including London Euston, King’s Cross or St. Pancras, and Victoria Station.

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has two stations, Custom House and Prince Regent, very close to ExCeL London, and both are a 10 minute or less walk to the entrance of the venue.

Travel by Car

Access to the area by car is best via the M11, the North Circular (A406) or the A13. From there, simply follow signs for the Royal Docks, London City Airport, and the ExCeL London.

Local Travel

The easiest access is using the London underground via Canning Town. Head for Prince Regent light rail station which is just an 8-10 minute walk from the venue.

Buses are available in the area via Canning Town Station. The 147 or the 241 bus to Custom House Station will get you to Leslie Road in around 15 minutes and then it’s just a 2-minute walk to the venue.

Taxis are also available.

Nearby Parking

Parking is available in the Orange car park directly beneath the venue and costs £20 for up to 24 hours.

Alternatively, parking is available at the Royal Victoria multi-story car park next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the same price, and at the East car park (this will not be in use for all events).

Nearby Hotels & Accommodation

Thanks to the city location of the ExCeL London, there are quite a few hotels within walking distance of varying price ranges, including:

  • Crowne Plaza London Docklands
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London ExCeL
  • Aloft London ExCeL
  • Travelodge London ExCeL

Nearby Bars & Restaurants

When it comes to eating and drinking, the ExCeL London boasts a wide range of cafes, restaurants, and bars inside the venue itself. From a breakfast cafe and coffee shop to restaurants serving burgers, pizza, burritos, sushi, and lots more, as well as a couple of bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining during or after the event.

If, however, you’d like to head outside the venue, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the surrounding area, including:

  • Nakhon Thai Restaurant
  • Tapa Tapa
  • E13 Grill & Restaurant
  • 55Square Bar & Restaurants
  • La Barrique Event Suite Wine Bar and Pizzeria

Past Events Hosted At The ExCeL London

Past events at the ExCeL London include:

  • The MCM London Comic-Con
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year
  • IP Expo
  • MCN London Motorcycle Show
  • European Society of Cardiology Convention

The ExCeL London Reviews

1.011 reviewers give The ExCeL London a 4-star rating on TripAdvisor. 

How To Hold An Event At The ExCeL London

You can find out more by contacting the venue directly:


Phone: +44 (0)20 7069 4602


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