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ExCeL Exhibition Centre In Pictures

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ExCeL Centre
ExCeL Exhibition Centre
Boxing
The venue
The venue
The venue
The venue
From an aerial perspective
From an aerial perspective
Judo at the ExCeL
Table Tennis at the ExCeL
 

 

North of the Thames beside the Royal Victoria Dock, the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre will host a total of 143 sessions across a wide range of 13 Olympic and Paralympic sports during the London 2012 Games, making it the most used venue outside the Olympic Park.

 
 

The venue

 
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ExCeL Centre

ExCeL Centre

Part of the River Zone, ExCeL opened its doors in 2000 and is one of Europe's largest and most versatile exhibition spaces. A stunning architectural achievement, ExCeL has gigantic amounts of floor space accompanied by shops, bars and hotels.

 
 
 

From an aerial perspective

 
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ExCeL Exhibition Centre

ExCeL Exhibition Centre

With an expantion in 2012 and plenty of experience in staging major events, no additional construction work was needed to create the venue's five Olympic arenas. As seen in this aerial photo, ExCeL is located on the north of the Thames, beside the Royal Victoria Dock. The newly built Thames Cable Car will link the ExCeL with the North Greenwich Arena.

 
 
 

Sporting events

 
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Boxing

Boxing

The largest competition venue at the London 2012 Games, the ExCeL will host a range of 13 Olympic and Paralympic sports.

Olympic Sports

28th July - 12th August

Boxing
Judo
Table Tennis
Wrestling
Fencing
Taekwondo
Weightlifting

Paralympic Sports

30th August - 8th September

Powerlifting
Judo
Table Tennis
Wheelchair Fencing
Sitting Volleyball
Boccia

 
 
 

Nearby

 
O2 Arena

O2 Arena

 

Located close to Canary Wharf and Greenwich, there are a number of restaurants and attractions nearby to the ExCeL centre:

Restaurants

Yi-Ban

  • 14 minute walk
  • Chinese restaurant with great views both familiar and adventurous dishes
Fatboys Diner
  • 20 minute walk
  • Set against the backdrop of London's only Lighthouse, this diner offers burgers, breakfasts and full dairy ice cream shakes
Gaucho - O2
  • Across the Thames Cable Car
  • Fine Argentine steak, seared fish and unusual specialities like steak tartare
    Leisure and Attractions

    O2 Arena

       
       
       

      Travel

       
      London Rail and Tube Services

      London Rail and Tube Services

       

      There are numerous options when travelling to the ExCeL Centre. Driving is not advised due to high levels of traffic and restricted parking - limited, pre-booked parking will be available for disabled spectators.

      Rail Services

      Located between Canary Wharf and London City Airport, ExCeL has its own DLR stop (Custom House) which will whisk spectators to and from the Olympic Park stations at Stratford in a jiffy and act as a link to the centre of London via Bank tube station in zone one. Other stations close-by are:

      Walking and Cycling

      ExCeL is located close to the Greenway walking route as well as a number of recommended cycling routes. Free, secure and managed cycle parking will be provided at the venue.

       
       
      Sophie Wallace

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      Sophie Wallace

      1st November 2014

       

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