Getting around

Travel by train, tube or bus

If you’re heading across London or into the city centre, you can take the DLR from Royal Victoria station to Canning Town, where you can change for the London Underground Jubilee Line. You can also take a bus.

The Transport for London website has a lot of useful information on navigating the city. And we recommend downloading the London Map app, or something similar, to help you find your way around.

Travel by car

If you’re driving, you can park at the ExCel parking centre. Prices range from about £15 - £30 per day. Motorcycles can park free in designated areas of the ExCel parking centre. Parking can be tricky in this city. You can download an app like Appy Parking or Parkopedia to help you find a spot. 

Please note, from 25 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) includes ExCeL London. Please visit to check whether your vehicle is subject to ULEZ charge.

You can download the car park map here which shows you the location of the car parks on campus.

Travel by cable car

The Emirates Cable Car can take you across the Thames to North Greenwich tube station and the O2 Arena. A cabin comes along every 30 seconds and each journey takes about 10 minutes. At 90 metres high, it’s a great way to enjoy views of the whole city.

Travel by boat

Make the most of staying by the Thames and travel by boat. It’s a great way to see the capital’s most popular landmarks like Big Ben and the Tower of London. The MBNA Thames Clippers have the fastest and most frequent service, with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes.