How to get to WTM London

WTM London will be held at ExCeL London exhibition & convention centre. It is located on a 100-acre site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.

The venue

ExCel London
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks
London
E16 1XL

2021 Dates

Monday 1st November

Tuesday 2nd November

Wednesday 3rd November

How to travel to ExCeL London

By train or by underground

All the major UK cities are connected to London by train and once you are in the capital city, the London Underground Jubilee Line is the quickest route towards ExCeL. At Canning Town Station alight and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR Train (Docklands Light Railway) to ExCeL.

If you are travelling by DLR, please alight at Prince Regent (at the East Entrance of ExCeL) or Royal Victoria (at the West Entrance of ExCeL). From Prince Regent it is a two minute walk and from Royal Victoria it is a seven minute walk. Follow the WTM London signs into the venue. The Docklands Light Railway is part of the London Underground Network and there are 12 trains an hour towards Beckton.

ExCeL London is located in Zone 3.

By car

There is plenty of parking at ExCeL London with 3,070 parking spaces. Parking is a £20 flat tariff for up to 24 hours. Traveling by car in Central and East London can be subject to delays, particularly around rush hour so please plan ahead and leave plenty of time to make your journey.

Sat Nav postcodes:
E16 1XL – for the West Entrance – when travelling via the Blackwell Tunnel, Limehouse Link, A12 and Central London
E16 1FR – for the East Entrance when travelling from the M11, A13 or from the East

By air

London City Airport is closest to ExCeL (less than a mile) and has flights to and from Europe and beyond. It is also possible to fly to any of London’s other five airports and continue your journey onward to ExCeL by public transport.

By river

Enjoy a different view of London from the river or the air on your journey to ExCeL. Take an MBNA Thames Clipper (services run every 20 minutes) from one of the main London piers. Alight at North Greenwich Pier (for the O2) and take the Emirates Airline Cable Car across the river to ExCeL (see By Cable Car below).

By bike

ExCeL London is located close to the cycle superhighway which runs from Barking to Tower Gateway (Route CS3). At the venue there are 54 cycle racks at the East Entrance and 6 at the West Entrance.

Restaurants & Cafes at the ExCeL London

There's a fantastic choice of food and drink at the ExCeL, from fresh sandwiches to juicy steaks, the lunch options are plentiful.

Top Tip: Pick up your lunch before or after the lunch time rush to beat the queues.

Book your WTM Taxi

Save money on travel, restaurants, entertainment and more during your stay in London. We’re pleased to provide you with exclusive discounts and special offers when you register to attend WTM London.

WTM London and Reed Exhibitions is in no way accountable for any bookings or payments made.

The benefits of riding sustainably in a Sherbet electric taxi

Book your electric taxi airport transfers to and from Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport, Stansted Airport, and City Airport.

Sustainable travel is important to us at Sherbet. That’s why we have the largest electric black taxi fleet in the UK, delivering a lower carbon footprint and greater green credentials than any other executive level transport in London.

Other benefits of riding in a Sherbet Electric taxi

  • Private Passenger Compartment
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Passports & visas

Visitors

If your business is relevant to World Travel Market you will be able to prove this at the British Embassy in your country of residence by providing proof of your employment and the nature of your employer's business.

All requests for letters of invitation sent to World Travel Market London will be denied.

More information on visa applications for entry into the UK can be found at www.ukvisas.gov.uk.

Exhibitors

Information regarding visas is provided during the badging process for exhibitors.

How do I apply for a visa?

The visa section of your nearest British mission overseas will tell you about the ways in which you can apply. You can apply in a number of ways, for example, by post, by courier, in person and online.

Some visa sections will only accept applications made online. To find out if you can apply for your visa online please send your query to - visa4uk@fco.gov.uk.
If you cannot apply online you will need to fill in a visa application form (VAF 1 - Visitor). You can get a form free of charge from your nearest British embassy overseas where there is a visa section.

What are visa application centres?

The visa application centers (VACs) are in largely populated areas, making it easier and more convenient for people to apply for a UK visa. They collect your bio-metric information (see below) along with the relevant fees, and provide unbiased, face-to-face advice on the application process, including whether or not you have included all the necessary documents. Entry clearance staff at the British mission will then consider your application and decide whether to issue or refuse your visa. VAC staff have no say in this decision.

What is 'bio-metric' information?

In all countries currently bio-metric information is part of the visa application process and you will need to submit this when making your application. This bio-metric information consists of scans of all 10 of your fingers and a full-face digital photograph.

You will have to go to the nearest Visa Application Center (VAC) in person to provide this bio-metric information. In those countries where there is no VAC, you will need to go to the British mission. Your visa applications will not be processed until you have provided the necessary bio-metric information. The finger scans are electronic so staff do not need to use any ink, liquid or chemicals. You will have your digital photograph taken at the same time and the whole procedure should take no more than five minutes to complete. You should make sure that you do not have any decoration (such as henna), or any cuts or other markings on your fingertips before having your finger scans. You should also make sure that if you have any cuts and bruises on your face, they have healed or disappeared before you have your photograph taken. Digital photographs must be of your full face and you should not wear sunglasses, a hat or any other head covering (unless you wear it for cultural or religious reasons but the face must not be covered).

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