The Jubilee line is the best option to travel on, changing to the Docklands Light Railway at Canning Town station. If you are travelling by car, ExCeL has parking spaces for over 4,000 cars. The best advice is to pay for your parking before leaving the exhibition centre at one of the pay stations inside that accept cards and cash as the pay stations on the way out only accept cards. You can also book and pay for one of the spaces in advance.
For international visitors, London City Airport is also only 5 minutes away from ExCeL by taxi, and is also accessible by DLR.
ExCeL International Exhibition & Conference Centre was voted 2005's Exhibition Venue of the year, with its fantastic facilities and exhibition spaces utilised for a wide variety of successful shows and exhibitions including the London Golf Show, the London International Wine & Spirits Fair and the Health & Beauty Training Show.
Visitors to the show can purchase an abundance of boating and water toys including amazing yachts and powerboats, dinghies and inflatable boats, canoes and kayaks, wakeboards, surfboards and snorkeling bits and pieces. There are engines to mull over, clothing to try on, training courses to sign up for, charter companies to hire from, the marina is always full of boats to ogle, the Fishing Expo was new in 2006 and is a must for fishing enthusiasts, and the property section is there to tempt you with the best international and national waterside properties - if you're going to buy a boat you might as well keep an eye on it from the sofa!
However, the highlight of this annual exhibition is most definitely the Indoor Water Sports Action Arena. Here you can watch the non-stop, action-packed Canoe Polo Championships, the British Indoor Wakeboard Championships and catch the world's best windsurfers go head-to-head in the PWA Indoor Windsurfing Championships - a truly incredible and breathtaking must see event. To avoid disappointment by missing any of these indoor spectacles, always book your FREE tickets in advance.
The London Boat Show 2007 will commence on Friday 5th January until Sunday 14th January. Next year's ticket prices, exhibitor list and special events will be updated as the information becomes available.