The exhibition centre consists of two vast halls with a central walkway known as the Boulevard. The North and South halls can be divided down to suit the size of each exhibition or, as is often the the case, opened up to accommodate large or collocated shows.
The ExCel Centre is a purpose built exhibition centre located in the east of London, not far from the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
The exhibition centre consists of two vast halls with a central walkway known as the Boulevard. The North and South hall can be divided down to suit the size of each exhibition or, as is often the the case, opened up to accommodate large or collocated shows.
Being purpose built, there are many hotels onsite but as one may expect these can get booked up so early booking is strongly advisable. It's worth remembering that yours may not be the only exhibition running at any one time. There are also a number of restaurants and pubs that are often a welcome option at the end of a busy day.
If you should need to unload directly into the hall you will need to go through the unloading system. There is a dedicated traffic office from which you must obtain a permit to allow you entry to the loading bay, you will not be allowed up to the hall doors without one. So go with your stand number and vehicle registration noted as you will need these to obtain your permit. Once unloaded, you will then be required to park your vehicle back in the parking area at ground level.
If you have items in a car that can be carried, then it is worth considering parking in the multi-storey car park beneath the halls. From here you can take a lift up to the main boulevard and carry your items into the hall.
The ExCel Centre is close to many transport links including City Airport and the Sky train which links directly in with the London Underground. You also have the joy of experiencing the Emirates Airline - the cable car ride over to the O2. Definitely worth a trip if you have some downtime!