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
London
E16 1XL

2023 Dates

Monday 6th November: 10.00 - 18.00

Tuesday 7th November: 10.00 - 18.00

Wednesday 8th November: 10.00 - 17.00

Getting to ExCeL and Entrances

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 one of the most convenient routes 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.

Get to ExCeL London on the Elizabeth line!

With the ExCeL venue now having its own dedicated Elizabeth line station, the journey times are estimated to be cut by up to two thirds.

In addition to its two current DLR stops, the new Custom House Elizabeth line station further cements the venue as one of the world’s most connected venues.

With trains running every five minutes, visitors can travel from central London to ExCeL in as little as 12 minutes.

It also benefits our international travel visitors who are now able to travel from Heathrow Airport to ExCeL in only 43 minutes.


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 1XL.

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

Visitors are advised to use Car Parks 2, 3 & 4.

The O2 has over 2100 parking spaces. Charges vary, depending on duration of the stay. 

To access ExCeL London, visitors can then use the IFS Cloud Cable Car. WTM badge holders will be offered a 50% discount.


By the IFS Cloud Cable Car

Our venue partner ExCeL London is happy to honour all visitors with a £3 one-way ticket, offering a 50% discount from their standard price for commuting to World Travel Market London by IFS Cloud Cable Car.

Redeem this exclusive discount by showing your registration confirmation email that indicates your attendance at WTM London to the staff at the terminals. Finally, sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning view of London!


By air

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.


By river boat

Enjoy a different view of London from the river or the air 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 North Greenwich Pier (for the O2) and take the IFS Cloud Cable Car across the river to ExCeL. WTM badge holders can take advantage of a 50% discount.


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.

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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