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Staying near ExCeL Exhibition Centre

Hotels near ExCeL London

From table tennis showdowns to Bollywood showcases, vintage motor shows to Olympic taekwondo, the London ExCeL Exhibition Centre has hosted a truly eclectic range of events in its lifetime. So fi you're attending any such event soon, it might be worth booking a hotel near ExCel London. It first opened its doors on the London Docklands in the year 2000, quickly rising to become one of the capital's most versatile gathering spaces. What's more, the Excel's prime location on the DLR rail network close to Canary Wharf makes it an attractive area for any London travellers looking for accommodation. There are some top hotels near the ExCeL Centre London perfect for both holidaymakers, as well as business travellers.

Hotels near ExCeL Centre London

The ExCeL Exhibition Centre occupies a bustling corner of East London. With Canary Wharf close by and Greenwich across the Thames, it's hardly a surprise that it's laden with stylish business hotels that have made the ExCel area their home. There's also a smattering of more low-key accommodations and lodges offering affordable rooms with walking access to the exhibition halls at the ExCel. You're likely to pay more for accommodation near the ExCel when there's a major annual event on, which is common in the run-up to Christmas and during the spring and summer. Consider autumn and late winter for the top hotel deals near London ExCel Centre.

Where to stay near the ExCeL Centre

You could search for your hotels near ExCeL Centre London along the old industrial quays of the Royal Victoria Docks. Once a shipping powerhouse of the British Empire, it's now been converted into a medley of cool cocktail bars and enticing maritime grills – perfect for those pre-event dinners. A hop across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line cable car will bring you to the parks and promenades of Greenwich, a spot where boutique inns mingle with 5-star hotels. Closer to central London is the financial hub of Canary Wharf – that's the place to go for uber-stylish aparthotels and penthouses, still close to the ExCel London area.

Staying near the ExCeL Exhibition Centre

Staying at a hotel near the ExCeL Exhibition Centre is perfect if yoy want to discover one of the most historically rich corners of East London. Known collectively as the Royal Docks, it was once an engine room of trade for the British Empire. These days it continues to buzz with life, making your hotel stay in this area a most exciting adventure. Take the London Watersports Centre, where you can make a splash in the river on canoes or kayaks right after you get out of your hotel bed. There's also the Siemens Crystal, hailed as one of the most efficient eco buildings on the planet. The O2 Arena also beckons from just across the water, so your very own hotel room could have a gergeous view of the O2.

How to get to ExCeL London

With 2 individual stations serving either side of the huge venue space at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, it's likely you won't need to use anything other than the London DLR network to take you to your hotel near ExCel London. The nearest tube station can be found just a short walk away in Canning Town, offering links on the Jubilee line down to Westminster and central London. And then there's the London City Airport, just 20 minutes' walk along the quays from the ExCel London hotels and the attraction itself.

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