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International Armoured Vehicles 2011 is being held at:

venue ExCel Centre
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway
London, E16 1XL
Tel: 020 7069 5000

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How to get there

Getting to and from the event could not be easier.

ExCeL London, the international exhibition and conference centre, is located in the heart of London's eastside, just a stone's throw from Europe's most popular business-to-business airport, City Airport, Europe's fastest growing business district, Canary Wharf and one of Europe's largest music and entertainment arenas, the O2. Situated in a stunning waterfront location, ExCeL London is located in the heart of London's Royal Docks, within easy reach of central London.

ExCeL London is located 10 minutes from Canary Wharf, in the heart of London's Royal Docks. There is easy access to the venue - with three onsite DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations, easy access to London Underground (Jubilee Line - two stops on the DLR from Canning Town), parking for 4,000 cars and an international airport 5-minutes away.

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ExCeL London has a number of on-site hotels, ranging from luxury to budget, all within just a few minutes walk of the venue. We have set up room block allocation with several of the local hotels but these are obviously limited. For further information please go to If you would prefer to search for your own accommodation please go to

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Travelling by Tube / Train / Bus

The Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route to ExCeL London. Alight at Canning Town to change onto the DLR (upstairs from the Jubilee Line level - trains normally depart from platform 3) for the quick two-stop journey to Custom House for ExCeL.

Note: visitors should be aware that DLR trains in the direction of Beckton serve ExCeL London - DO NOT use DLR services in the direction of Woolwich Arsenal or King George V from Canning town.

Public bus service 147 departs from bay B of Canning Town station to Custom House.

ExCeL London is located in zone 3 and London Underground tickets are valid on the DLR. It is recommended that you purchase a return ticket or an All-Day Travelcard to avoid queuing on your journey home. For information on travelling by DLR and London Underground, please contact TfL (Transport for London) on T: +44 (0)20 7222 1234 or visit If planning your journey by public transport to ExCeL from outside of London, please visit which can assist in planning a door to door route for your journey.


There is easy access to St Pancras International for high-speed Eurostar Services to Paris, Lille and Brussels. For further information please visit

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Travelling by Car

When driving to ExCeL London follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13. Please contact the AA for information on planning your journey and 24-hour live traffic reports, by calling on +44 (0)9003 401 100. For a map of ExCeL London's location please visit and search for ExCeL London by postcode - E16 1XL. The venue is not located in the London Congestion Charge zone. For Sat Nav use postcode E16 1DR.

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Travelling by Air

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London is the best-connected international city in the world, with direct flights to 160 global destinations. With five airports - London City Airport, Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton - London is the hub of the world's airline network.

London City Airport

Located just one mile from ExCeL London, City Airport is the closest airport to the venue, From City Airport you can get the Docklands Light Railway straight to the ExCeL Centre or it is a five minute taxi ride.

For further information about London City Airport and to book flights visit:

A Selection of London City Airport Destinations:

Destination Airline
Darwin Airline
Air France City Jet
Scot Airways/British Airways
Lufthansa/British Airways
Swiss/British Airways
Cirrus Airlines
Air France

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Airport Travel Times to ExCeL London

  • London City Airport
    • 1 mile, 2km
    • 1 mile, 2km
    • 5 mins by car/coach
  • London Gatwick
    • 54 miles, 87km
    • 1hr15mins by car/coach
    • 1 hr by train/tube
  • London Heathrow
    • 25 miles, 40km
    • 1hr30mins by car/coach
    • 1hr15mins by tube
  • London Luton
    • 55 miles, 88km
    • 1hr15mins by car/coach
    • 1hr30mins by train/tube
  • London Stansted
    • 35 miles, 57km
    • 35min by car/coach
    • 2hr by train/tube

For further information on London's other airports please use the following links:

T: +44 (0)870 0000 123

T: +44 (0)870 000 2468

T: +44 (0)870 0000 303

T: +44 (0)1582 405 100

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International Armoured Vehicles brochure


Download the International Armoured Vehicles 2011 brochure

Conference Opening Times:

Monday 7th February 2011
Tuesday 8th February 2011
Wednesday 9th February 2011
Thursday 10th February 2011

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