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London is a major travel hub, served by six international airports, one international rail station and many mainline stations. Train services operate from all airports into central London, where you can connect with the London Underground, or Tube, for your onward travel to ExCeL London. Taxis from airports are generally expensive (minimum £50) and not the quickest mode of transport in London traffic.

Unless you are familiar with driving round London, we do not recommend that you drive to the event. We advise that you book your travel as soon as possible.

Please see below for information to plan your travel to, and around London, to the event itself as well as some useful apps to download to your smart device.

Arriving in London

By air

We recommend you travel to London City Airport or London Heathrow Airport to take advantage of the Discover 2015 complimentary shuttle service to ExCeL London on 1 December, 2015. More details about the shuttle service will be made available nearer the event.

Recommended airports

London City Airport (LCY)

www.londoncityairport.com

A complimentary shuttle service will operate from London City Airport to ExCeL London on 1 December, 2015. More details about the shuttle service will be made available nearer the event.

Please arrange your own travel to the event if you arrive before or after 1 December, 2015.

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) operates from London City Airport to ExCeL London. Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train, for the quick 2-stop journey to Prince Regent for ExCeL London (East).

For more details about the DLR, visit Transport for London – Docklands Light Railway.

London Heathrow (LHR)

www.heathrowairport.com

The Heathrow Express is the quickest mode of travel between the airport and central London. Trains run from the airport to Paddington station every 15 minutes. The journey time is 15 minutes.

Attendees arriving at LHR will be offered a Heathrow Express ticket with the compliments of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a shuttle service will operate from Paddington station to ExCeL London on 1 December, 2015. Full details on how to apply for your free ticket and the shuttle service will be made available nearer the event.

Please arrange your own travel to the event if you are arriving before or after 1 December, 2015.

For more details about the Heathrow Express service to Paddington, visit Heathrow Express.

Other airports

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

www.gatwickairport.com

The Gatwick Express is the fastest rail link between the airport and central London. Non-stop trains run to London Victoria train station every 15 minutes. The journey time is 30 minutes. The Gatwick Express operates from the South Terminal (a free shuttle runs from the North Terminal).

For details of prices, timetables and to book tickets in advance, visit Gatwick Express.

London Luton Airport (LTN)

www.london-luton.co.uk

London Luton Airport does not have an on-site train station. Thameslink trains operate a service from the airport to central London which includes a shuttle service to the airport train station, Luton Airport Parkway Station. The shuttle takes 10 minutes and the onward train journey is 30 minutes. Thameslink trains operate to several London train stations, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International.

For details of prices, timetables and to book tickets in advance, visit Thameslink.

London Stansted (STN)

www.stanstedairport.com

The Stansted Express is the quickest and most direct route between the airport and central London. Trains run from the airport to Liverpool Street Station every 15 minutes. The journey time is 50 minutes.

For details of prices, timetables and to book tickets in advance, visit Stansted Express.

London Southend (SEN)

www.southendairport.com

A train service operates from the airport to London Liverpool Street and Stratford Station. The journey times are 53 minutes and 44 minutes respectively.

For details of prices, timetables and to book tickets in advance, visit Southend Airport train information.

By rail

International train station

St Pancras International
www.stpancras.com

Discover 2015 will operate a shuttle service from St Pancras International to ExCeL London on 1 December, 2015. More details about the shuttle service will be made available nearer the event.

Please arrange your own travel to the event if you are arriving before or after 1 December, 2015.

Mainline stations
Please arrange your own travel to ExCeL London if you are arriving at any mainline station in London.

For more information on planning your journey, timetables and booking tickets, visit National Rail or The Trainline.

Traveling to ExCeL London

London Underground (Tube) and Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route to ExCeL London. Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train, for the quick 2-stop journey to Prince Regent for ExCeL London (East).

To plan your journey to ExCeL London, visit ExCeL London travel guide and Transport for London – Docklands Light Railway.

By road

For driving directions and information about parking facilities at ExCeL London, visit ExCeL London travel guide.

For Sat Nav please use the venue recommended postcode (zipcode), E16 1DR.

Please note that car parking at London hotels is very limited, if available at all. Please contact your hotel directly for details about car parking facilities and costs.

Traveling around London

London Underground (Tube)

The London Underground is the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to travel around London and connects with the Docklands Light Railway for traveling to ExCeL London.

For information on planning your journey and a map of the tube system visit Transport for London – Tube.

Taxis

For your convenience, taxis will be available outside the East Entrance of ExCeL London throughout the event. Please note that only black cabs (hackney carriage cabs) can be hailed in the street or at taxi ranks. Black cabs operate on a metered fare. Private taxis must be booked in advance by telephone or via a website such as Uber. It is well-known that illegal taxis operate in London. Please ensure you only use official black cabs, or taxis you have pre-booked yourself.

Paying for travel in London

Oyster card

The Oyster card is a travel smartcard which can be used to pay for travel on the tube, the DLR, London buses and most London overground rail services. You will receive a pre-loaded Oyster card when you collect your badge at ExCeL London. This Oyster card will give you free travel on the event days with the compliments of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

You must 'tap in' and 'tap out' every time you enter and exit a tube station. Failure to do so may invalidate your card and incur a fine.

For more information, visit Transport for London – Oyster.

Contactless payment

You can use also your contactless credit or debit card on the tube, the DLR, London buses and most London overground rail services. Again, you must 'tap in' and 'tap out' every time you enter and exit a tube station. Failure to do so may incur a fine.

Please ensure your card displays the contactless payment symbol and has been activated by the card supplier.

Useful apps

London tube map: http://tubemapapp.co.uk/
Tube exits: http://www.tubeexits.co.uk/
Getting around London: London official city guide app
The Trainline: http://www.thetrainline.com/train-tickets/mobile-app/
National Rail: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/84874.aspx
Uber: https://www.uber.com/features

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