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Hotels near City Airport & ExCel Exhibition Centre, London

Best hotels within walking distance of London’s City Airport and ExCel Exhibition Centre

O2 Arena, Docklands, London
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London City Airport and the London ExCeL Exhibition Centre are located around the old Royal Victoria Dock around 6 miles (9.6km) east from the centre of London.

Nearly all hotels are brand new, large chain hotels, either on or very near the waterfront, which has become a leisure resource.

Hotels in the vicinity of London City Airport and the London ExCeL Exhibition Centre have very volatile room rates depending on any events taking place at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre or the O2 arena.

See our selection of hotels near City Airport

About Docklands area

London Excel Docklands, London

City Airport is to the south of the main water dock, the ExCeL Exhibition Centre to the north, both directly on the waterfront.

There is no sign of the original Docklands area itself nowadays, just the actual water docks and channels have been retained. The whole area around has been redeveloped from scratch in the last couple of decades.

Two branches of the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) go down either side of the dock giving fast frequent access to Central London. There are also frequent buses connecting City Airport on the south side of the dock to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre on the north.

Is City Airport the right location for your London stay?

What does Excel have to offer as a hotel area?

The City Airport area provides easy access into the centre of London using public transport. If you are visiting the O2 or ExCel centre, then it is a perfect area to stay.

Prices also tend to be a little cheaper than the nearby area of Canary Wharf.

Alternative areas near to City Airport

Nearby Canary Wharf has similar hotels for just a little more money, with great river locations and beautiful views of London.

Most other hotel areas are further west towards Central London.

Here is our hand-picked selection of hotels near City Airport


Travelodge London City Airport Travelodge London City Airport

Travelodge London City Airport

This budget hotel is the closest hotel to City Airport and the only hotel within walking distance with luggage. All rooms feature a comfy king size bed, a bar and café serving breakfast from 6am weekdays, and you can upgrade to a super room option with mood lighting, rain dance shower and capsule coffee machine. Buses pass the door to the Excel Centre and from City Airport, DLR trains run every 5-min to London.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi for 30 mins, then paid • Family rooms • Bar & cafe • Tea & coffee facilities • Paid parking
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to London City Airport

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Travelodge London Excel Travelodge London Excel

Travelodge London Excel

Located just 10 minutes' walk to the ExCeL Centre along the Royal Victoria dockside with its waterside bars and restaurants, with spectacular views of Canary Wharf. The DLR is just moments away. There is an on-site restaurant and bar serving breakfast serving breakfast from 6am weekdays, and evening meals. Family rooms are also available.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi for 30 mins, then paid • Family rooms • Bar & cafe • Tea & coffee facilities • Paid parking
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Royal Albert

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ibis budget City Airport Ibis Budget City Airport

Ibis Budget City Airport

This budget hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from London City Airport terminal, and just around the corner from the grade II-listed Brick Lane Music Hall. 'Cocoon' rooms are bright and airy, with en-suite shower and a flatscreen TV. There's on-site parking, 24-hour pizza service and a handful of bars and restaurants located nearby.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Family rooms • Bar & restaurant • Paid parking • 24-hr front desk
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Royal Victoria

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ibis London Excel Docklands Ibis London Excel Docklands

Ibis London Excel Docklands

Located in a fantastic position, with views over Royal Victoria Dock, and less than a minute walk from the ExCeL exhibition centre and the Emirates Air Line cable car system that leads to the O2 Arena. 'Cocoon' rooms offer soft comfortable furnishings and power showers. There is an on-site international cuisine restaurant, bar and snack service. A variety of waterside bars and restaurants to explore locally.

Facilities include• Free Wi-Fi • Bar & restaurant • Paid parking • Family rooms available • 24-hour front desk
Nearest tube: 4-min walk to Royal Victoria

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Premier Inn London Docklands Premier Inn London Docklands

Premier Inn London Docklands

A budget friendly option right next door to the ExCeL Exhibition Centre with waterside views over Royal Victoria Dock. This tastefully decorated hotel has a popular relaxing restaurant, offering an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, which can be included in the rate. Air-conditioned rooms have satellite TV and work desk. All rooms have tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom with free toiletries.

Facilities include •  Free Wi-Fi • Bar & restaurant  •  Kids eat breakfast free • Facilities for disabled guests • Family rooms available • 24-hr front desk
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Prince Regent

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Crowne Plaza, London Docklands Crowne Plaza London Docklands

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

Enjoy a dip in the stunning indoor swimming pool, or a workout in the modern fitness studio – with views over Royal Victoria Dock. All the spa treatments you need are also at the Crowne Plaza, offering luxury accommodation at affordable prices in London. There's a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar, while rooms feature quality linens, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and satellite channels.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Terrace • Cocktail bar & restaurant • Indoor pool • Spa & treatments • Suites & family rooms available • 24-hr front desk • Ticket desk • Paid parking
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Royal Victoria

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DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel

DoubleTree by Hilton London Excel

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A luxury hotel offering good rates and in an enviable location, right on the waterfront. The ExCel Exhibition Centre is just 5 minutes' walk along the dockside path. Some of the suites feature balconies with views across the waterfront. There is a 24-hour fitness centre, and sustainable restaurant with waterfront views. Signature beers and cocktails are also available at the relaxing bar. A varied buffet breakfast can be included in the price.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Bar & restaurant • Terrace • 24-hr fitness centre • Facilities for disabled guest • Shuttle service • Room service • Ticket service
Nearest tube: 5-min walk to Prince Regent

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Aloft London Excel Aloft London Excel

Aloft London Excel

Located right next to the Excel International Exhibition and Convention Centre and right next to the Prince Regent DLR station. Rooms feature nine-foot ceilings and extra-large windows with great views of East London and the Docklands. There's an indoor pool with city views, sauna, steam room, gym and lively bar with music performances 3 times per month. Docksider Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and 'grab & go' food 24 hours a day.

Facilities include • Free Wi-Fi • Kids under 5 eat free • Bar & restaurant • Terrace • Live music performances • Paid parking • Shuttle service • 24-hour snacks
Nearest tube: 2-min walk to Prince Regent

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