ExCeL London is an exhibition and international convention centre in East London, on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock.


A little bit of background on ExCeL London.

ExCeL London was first opened in November 2000. This centre has hosted numerous consumer and trade, private and public events, including exhibitions, conferences, concerts, weddings and religious events. Among the most renowned events hosted at this venue are London Boat Show, British International Motor Show, Grand Designs Live, MCM London Comic Con, IP Expo Europe and Summer in the City.
In 2011, ExCeL London was awarded the Business Superbrand 2011 and has also been awarded ‘Venue of the Year’ on several occasions at various industry ceremonies.
In 2012, ExCeL hosted several events for the Olympics and Paralympics and has since erected a legacy wall featuring the handprints of all the athletes that won Gold at the venue.
To top it off, the venue welcomed its 20 millionth visitor in 2014. It’s safe to say that since its opening 18 years ago, this top London venue has had its fair share of successes, making it the perfect venue for your next London event. We want to show you around some of their most exciting Spaces to give you all the information you need.


1. Event Halls, ExCeL London

events hall at excel london set up for a large exhibition
ExCeL London’s multi-purpose Event Halls offer a total blank canvas, unrestricted by pillars or awkward corners, ideal for anything from exhibitions and conferences to association meetings, congresses, product launches and AGMs.
In addition to being London’s largest event Space, ExCeL London’s Event Halls are also ideally suited to holding several parallel events. You can partition them into smaller, acoustically-discreet sections, which can host several different events under one roof, with easy access to the rest of the venue.
When hiring this Space, you also get 87,328 square metres of column-free Space that can be divided into North and South Event Halls. Partitioned floor Space with moveable walls, easy visitor access from a central boulevard and large, easy-to-brand entrances – ExCeL London have thought of it all.
The capacity of the Event Halls is up to 68,750 visitors; the perfect option for the largest conference venue hires.
ExCeL London has everything covered when it comes to the pain points of planning a conference. The venue has 7.2m-wide drive-in doorways for quick build-up and breakdown, a three-lane lorry-way for build-up and breakdown access as well as permanent cabling including IT, electric, water, and waste.

2. ICC Auditorium, ExCeL London

ICC auditorium at excel london set up for a Sky conference with thousands of people staring up at screens on the walls
The UK’s largest flexible auditorium is found at ExCeL London. The ICC Auditorium provides fully adaptable seating configurations to create event formats for up to 4,500 Guests.
Working alongside their dedicated on-site technical team, the ICC Auditorium gives limitless scope to your creative ideas.


3. Gallery Meeting Rooms, ExCeL London

meeting rooms at excel london
Choose from over 40 Gallery Meeting Rooms at ExCeL for your next meeting, presentation or small conference. Many of these state-of-the-art meeting rooms also have spectacular views over Royal Victoria Dock.
All rooms benefit from natural daylight, with floor to ceiling windows, and access to private balconies. The Gallery Rooms are also an ideal complement to events taking place in the Event Halls and Platinum Suite.
With seating options ranging from 40 – 200 Guests, there’s definitely a suitable room at ExCeL for your event.


4. ICC Capital Lounge, ExCeL London

meeting room lounges at excel london
Finally, there is a suite of six executive boardrooms located within the ExCeL International Convention Centre.
The ICC Capital Lounge has capacity for up to 50 Guests with a theatre style set-up, making it ideal for smaller events, including private briefings, and senior level one-to-one meetings.
With 65” LED curved screens, an integrated PA system, and the ability to stream content to 2 screens simultaneously, you’ll have everything you need for a successful corporate event.
If you want to know more information about ExCeL London then check out their HeadBox profile here and get in touch with the Host via the HeadBox platform.