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5 – 7 November 2024

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 London’s historic Royal Victoria Docks, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.

The venue

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

2023 Dates

Tuesday 5th November: 09:30 - 19:30
(Networking Party 17:30 - 19:30)

Wednesday 6th November: 9:30 - 18:00

Thursday 7th November: 9:30 - 17:00

Getting to ExCeL and Entrances

How to travel to ExCeL London

Arriving by Tube and Rail

Jubilee Line – At Canning Town station alight and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR Train to ExCel.

Elizabeth Line – Direct from Paddington and London Heathrow via Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf. This is the fastest access from the city centre.

Arriving by DLR - If you are travelling by DLR (Docklands Light Railway) please alight at Prince Regent station (East Entrance at ExCel) then follow the signs into the venue.

Please check with your Rail provider for timetables and use the TfL Journey Planner to get to ExCeL London. Please check below for more ways to get to ExCeL London.

London is easily accessible from all major UK cities by rail. There are various rail companies you can plan your journey with. For more information, please visit the venue website here

Arriving by Car 

ExCeL London Orange Car Park

Parking is available on a first come, first served basis, using pay and display. If you are travelling to ExCeL London by car please use postcode E16 1FR.

ExCeL London Orange Car Park has 1500 spaces, available on a first come, first served basis.

There are three further Car Parks near Excel London. These are Dockside Road Car Park, Manor Road Car Park and The O2.

Dockside Road Car Park

Dockside Road

London, E16 2QT

Manor Road Car Park

Manor Road

Canning Town, E16 4PA

The O2

Peninsula Square

London, SE10 0DX

Arriving by Boat

Enjoy a different view of London from the river on your journey to ExCeL. Take an Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (services run every 20 minutes) from one of the main London piers. Alight at Royal Wharf Pier and walk 20 minutes through Britannia Village and over the Royal Victoria dock footbridge to get to the venue's west entrance. Alternatively, you may take Bus 241 and alight at Prince Regent. 

Arriving by Cable Car

For a more scenic route to ExCeL, alight at North Greenwich Pier (for the O2) and take the Emirates Airline Cable Car across the river to ExCeL.

All WTM London attendees can redeem a 50% discount from the standard ticket price. Simply show your registration confirmation email that indicates your attendance at WTM London to the staff at the terminals. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning view of London!

Arriving by Bicycle

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.

Arriving by Taxi

If you wish to take a taxi to ExCeL, it is easy to find metered taxis around the city. You can also use a ride-hailing app such as Uber to book a ride.

Taxi drop-off and pick-up point is located at the west end of the venue.

Arriving by Plane

London City Airport is the closest airport at less than a mile to ExCeL 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.

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.

Passports & visas


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.


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 - [email protected].
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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