summer forum travel and hotels

summer forum travel and hotels


We’ve partnered up with specialist accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation and flexible cancellation policies exclusively for Learning Technologies Summer Forum 2020. If you’re unsure of your requirements at this stage, the flexible cancellation terms will allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event date. However, we do advise that you book now and amend later in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise with the hotels directly on your behalf. For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed above, or alternatively click here to book your accommodation online.

How to book:

Tel: +44 (0) 1905 732 737
Online: Event Express


train & tube

ExCeL London is accessible by the London Overground, Underground and DLR.

DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
Two of stations Custom House and Prince Regent, are two minutes walk away from ExCeL.. 

London Underground
The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. 

Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for ExCeL: Custom House or Prince Regent.

London Overground
The DLR and Jubilee Line can be connected from multiple Overground lines such as Stratford, Canada Water, and Shadwell. It’s also possible to join the Overground and travel to ExCeL London from Euston station.

London is connected to all major cities in England and to international cities via Eurostar.

useful links
London Overground network map
Oyster Card and Travelcard tickets
Train tickets
National Rail Enquiries
Venue Guide

river & cable car

Travel by boat
The boat route is serviced by MBNA Thames Clippers; the fastest and most frequent boat fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes. When travelling to ExCeL London, alight at North Greenwich Pier for the O2, where you can use the Emirates Air Line Cable Car for a quick journey to the venue campus.

Emirates Airline Cable Car
The UK’s first urban cable car, known as the Emirates Air Line, connects ExCeL London to the O2 and North Greenwich tube station. All visitors can use the cable car for just £2.50 single fare.

Useful links
River services timetable
More information on cable car service


Choose your postcode from the following:

E16 1XL

For the west entrance, when travelling to ExCeL from Blackwall Tunnel, Limehouse Link, A12 or central London.

E16 1FR

For the east entrance, when travelling to ExCeL from the M11, A13 or into London from the east.

E16 1AL

If you are using the Royal Victoria Car Park (MSCP) — approximately a 5 minute walk from the venue.

It’s easy to drive to ExCeL London from many of the main routes into London.

These main routes include the M25 and M11, the North Circular, A406 and the A13. As you get closer you’ll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London.

Useful Links
Book parking
Driving and parking


ExCeL London venues can be easily reached from all five London airports. London City Airport is a 4 minutes bus ride from ExCeL. 

Take the train to London Bridge station. Then change onto the Jubilee until Canning Town, and take the DLR to Custom House station.

The Piccadilly line goes to Green Park. Then the Jubilee line takes you to Canning Town and finally the DLR until Custom House station.

Take the train to Liverpool Street station, then the Circle Line to Tower Hill, and the DLR to Custom House station..

city airport 
Take the 473 bus at London City Airport (stand J) until Prince Regent Bus Station (stop T).

luton airport
Take a train from Luton Airport to West Hampstead,  then the Jubilee line to Canning Town, and the DLR to Custom House.

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