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Experience more in the heart of London

London boasts a vibrant nightlife, historic landmarks and breath taking sites.

For decades, England’s capital has been the launch pad for new ideas and trends. London is thriving with culture, restaurants and attractions that are constantly changing and developing. Make the most of your time here and explore, no matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new in store.

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Our recommendations

The Narrow

Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow serves a variety of tasty dishes from Cornish hake to Dingley Dell pork chop. The menu includes fresh cuts, a fish of the day and other British classics, which are chalked up daily on the blackboard. Cocktails, wine and beer can be enjoyed in the bar or conservatory, which overlook the river, making it an ideal setting for a post-event drink. The menu is reasonably priced and guests are made to feel very welcome in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.

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Boisdale of Canary Wharf

If you’re looking for a decadent setting (think Scottish castle with leanings towards gentleman-club rooms, tartan and thistles) then this restaurant bar in Canary Wharf will be perfect for you and your clients. The food downstairs comes as part of an affordable, brasserie style menu (great for team dinners and a drink post-show) while the third floor main restaurant serves delicious steak and dishes a la carte. To top it all, the magnificent bar stocks over 1,000 different kinds of whisky and with Jools Holland as their patron of music, the Boisdale is a great location to enjoy live jazz, blues and soul music.

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Everyman Cinema (Canary Wharf)

Imagine bringing the big screen into your living room with your shoes kicked off and good glass of wine on the sofa — informal, friendly, and completely relaxing. That’s what the Everyman Cinema experience feels like. With big squishy sofas intended for two, or armchairs for the lone movie-goer, Everyman has intimate theatres that make you feel as though you’re fully immersed in the film — with no bobbing heads blocking your view. They also provide a wide range of freshly made snacks and drinks. Guacamole and chips with a hard chocolate milkshake is my personal favourite.

Rachel

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On our doorstep

Canary Wharf

Journey time from ExCeL London: 10 minutes
Canary Wharf, Europe’s most vibrant business district, offers over 200 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as leisure facilities and an extensive arts and events programme.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to Canary Wharf.

mycanarywharf.com

West India Quay

Journey time from ExCeL London: 10 minutes
Home to the Museum of London Docklands and a Cineworld multiplex cinema, West India Quay is a great location to relax by the dockside at one of the many bars and restaurants.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR to Poplar and change for connections to West India Quay.

St Katharine Docks

Journey time from ExCeL London: 20 minutes
Situated alongside Tower Bridge and The Tower of London, St Katharine Docks is an attractive waterside environment with a mixture of shops, bars and restaurants.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR direct to Tower Gateway.

www.skdocks.co.uk

Wapping, Limehouse & Blackwall

Journey time from ExCeL London: 25 minutes
Steeped in history Wapping, Limehouse and Blackwall offer a range of different eateries and pubs from London’s oldest riverside tavern, The Prospect of Whitby, to Gordon Ramsay’s The Narrow.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR direct to Limehouse.

Greenwich

Journey time from ExCeL London: 25 minutes
A World Heritage Site, Greenwich encompasses a variety of visitor attractions including London’s oldest royal park, the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. There are also shops, markets and a variety of pubs and restaurants.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR to Poplar and change for a Lewisham bound train. Disembark at Cutty Sark.

greenwichwhs.org.uk

The O2

Journey time from ExCeL London: 10 minutes
Welcome to The World’s Most Popular Music Venue! As well as a 23,000 seater arena, The O2 offers over 25 bars and restaurants, The indigO2 (a smaller live music club), an 11-screen cinema and visitor attractions including The British Music Experience and Up at The O2.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to North Greenwich. Alternatively take the Emirates Air Line Cable Car from ExCeL London direct to The O2.

www.theo2.co.uk

 

Westfield Stratford City

Journey time from ExCeL London: 15 minutes
Europe’s largest urban shopping centre with over 300 shops, bars and restaurants, as well as a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley and a casino.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR direct to Stratford.

Butler’s Wharf

Journey time from ExCeL London: 20 minutes
Butlers Wharf was once a thriving centre for the tea trade, providing a safe place with boats that had travelled to the far east to unload their precious cargoes. Now, Butler’s Wharf is home to a variety of fantastic restaurants overlooking the picturesque Shad Thames street and the river.

How do I get there?
From ExCeL London take the DLR direct to Tower Gateway.