Travel in London
The Underground and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) for travelling between London City Centre and ExCeL
The quickest way to get around is on the underground system known as The Underground. With 11 colourcoded lines and 270 stations, it reaches every corner of the city. The DLR is the quickest way to reach EAU17 congress venue ExCeL and locations in East London. The DLR station at the East Entrance of ExCeL is called “Prince Regent”. An Underground-map is included in your congress bag. Congress delegates can collect their Oyster Card at the Transporation Passes Desk in the Registration Area (Level 1). This Oyster card has £10 loaded on the card. To recharge the Oyster Card or for any Oyster Card-related inquiries, the ExCeL London staff is present at DLR-station Prince Regent ready to assist.
The Underground trains generally run between 5am and midnight, Monday to Saturday, with reduced operating hours on Sunday. Timetables depend on the station and the line, so it’s worth checking the Transport for London website at the Transport for London website.
The Thames Clippers for travelling between London City Centre and ExCeL
The Thames Clippers for travelling between London City Centre and ExCeL Thames Clipper catamarans leave every 20 minutes from piers on the doorstep of the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Greenwich and the O2 arena. The RB1 stop is located at O2 across the river from ExCeL, which is easily accessible by taking the Emirates Air Line Cable car. The Cable Car terminal is located close to the West Entrance of ExCel.
More than 20,000 licensed black cabs can be hailed on the street, for metered fares, or pre-booked at fixed rates. There are taxi standpoints at all airports, in the city centre and at the East Entrance of ExCeL. It is best advised to go to the taxi ranks outside the ExCeL entrance to get a taxi, alternatively the staff at ExCeL Info Desk (East Entrance, Level 1) can book a taxi if required. Taking an Uber is an alternative as well. You can order a ride via the Uber App, downloadable via Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS).
Travelling by Car To ExCeL
When driving to ExCeL, you may use the parking at a £20.00 flat rate for up to 24 hours. From main routes including the M15, M11, the North Circular, A406 and the A13, follow the signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London. When using satellite navigation, use postal code E16 1XL to reach the parking underneath ExCeL (Orange Car Park – Sections 7 to 10 are advised for parking) or close to the East Entrance (East Car Park). Pay points are located on levels 2 and 0 of the parking. All machines accept cash and credit cards and the parking places are accessible 24/7.
Travelling by Car to the City Centre and airports
Traffic in London can be a challenge at peak times. Therefore it is recommended to leave the car in a car park in London’s outskirts or at ExCeL and use public transportation within the city. National Car Park (NCP) provides information about parking in London at www.ncp.co.uk.
For information on travel in London see www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information and tfl.gov.uk or the video below: How to do London: the Basics.