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Step into the exciting world of sports with TEAMS Europe!

Presented by SportsTravel, the event is part of the renowned TEAMS brand (Travel, Events and Management in Sports), which has been shaping and defining the sports-event industry for over 20 years. TEAMS is designed to bring together leading sports-event rights holders and organisers producing events in the UK and internationally with executives from destinations, hoteliers and service providers who want more sports-related business. 

We provide insightful education from industry influencers, networking opportunities and pre-scheduled 1-to-1 meetings between vetted, hosted sports-events organisers and their potential business partners. 

In 2022, our attendees included World Athletics, Sail GP, Extreme E, UK Corporate Games, AFL Europe, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Jackalope, Spikeball Inc., XTERRA Europe, Super League Triathlon, Space Meetings and Events, and BLAST Esports.

Last year, we had the honour of hosting Sebastian Coe, double Olympic gold medalist and president of World Athletics, as our keynote speaker. Lord Coe is a leading figure in international sports, having served in several leadership positions across the world of sports. He headed the successful London bid to host the 2012 Olympic Summer Games and became chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. 

Our programming is carefully curated to provide attendees with the most valuable information and insight. Among the programming offered in 2022 was a state of the industry roundtable featuring Charlie Dundas, the managing director of YouGov Sport, plus John Eades, managing director UK – DAIMANI and GB Snowsport Chief Executive Officer Vicky Gosling; an examination of mass participation events with Fiona Berwick, ASICS head of global marketing communications and Matthew Brooke, Spartan Race/Tough Mudder managing director – Europe; an inside look at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, with Joel Lavery of the West Midlands Growth Company, and an esports panel highlighted by Johanna Byrane, Twickenham Stadium’s head of business development and Super League Triathlon Co-Founder and CEO Michael D’hulst. 

With its track record of bringing together the sports industry's elite, TEAMS is where connections are made, collaborations are formed, and new opportunities arise.


When & Where?

This year's show will take place at ExCeL London on 27-29 June.

Event Days & Timings:

Tuesday 27 June 2023 - 12:00-16:15 BST

Wednesday 28 June 2023 - 9:00-16:00 BST

Thursday 29 June 2023 - 09:00-12:00 BST

Venue address: 
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL

Once again, we'll be co-located with The Meetings Show.

Eating, Drinking & Entertainment:

Whilst you're visiting London, you may want to take advantage of the many restaurants, bars and activities that you can easily access in the city.


Travel & Accommodation

Getting to ExCeL London

We highly recommend that you use the Citymapper app on your phone to plan your journey quickly and easily - you can download this on Apple and Android phones via your app store. To use the app, simply type in your departure point and destination, then select your preferred mode of transport. 


DLR (Docklands Light Railway)

The Docklands Light Railway (known as the DLR) is part of the London Underground network. Two of the stations, Custom House and Prince Regent, are on our campus. Trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than a two minute’s walk to the entrance.

Please alight at Custom House - this entrance is nearest to TEAMS Europe.

DLR services: All trains towards Beckton/Gallions Reach will stop at Custom House and Prince Regent.

London Underground

The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. 

Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick two-stop journey to ExCeL: Custom House for ExCeL.

*ExCeL is approximately 20-minutes walking distance away from Canning Town underground station, download the walking route map here

London Overground

The London Overground, part of the London Underground network, serves a large part of Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire with 112 stations on several routes. The Overground is highlighted in Orange on the Tube map.

The DLR and Jubilee Line can be connected from multiple Overground lines such as Stratford, Canada Water, and Shadwell. It’s also possible to join the Overground and travel to ExCeL London from Euston station. 

National Rail

Rail services in the UK are run by a set of private train operating companies. Your point of departure will determine the best service to take and at what station your train will arrive into London.

Eurostar operates regular train services from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International. For bookings or more information please visit eurostar.com/uk-en

Rail tickets:
Rail tickets can be booked via the following links — tickets are usually released 12 weeks from date of travel and booking early can save you money: nationalrail.co.uk and thetrainline.com

Journey times to ExCeL London:

  • Charing Cross - 27 mins
  • Euston - 32 mins
  • King’s Cross / St Pancras Int - 32 mins
  • Liverpool Street - 26 mins
  • London Bridge - 16 mins
  • Marylebone - 31 mins
  • Moorgate - 26 mins
  • Paddington - 32 mins
  • Victoria - 40 mins
  • Waterloo - 17 mins

The Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth line will transform travel across London and make it easier, faster and more convenient to visit ExCeL by being a direct link to the closest station to TEAMS Europe - Custom House.

Direct links for national travel:

  • Farringdon (for Thameslink services)
  •  Paddington (for Reading, Oxford, and the South West)
  • Liverpool Street (for Stansted and the East of England)

For international travel, there is a 43-minutes direct connection from Heathrow to ExCeL.

Driving and parking

You can download ExCeL's parking map which shows you the location of the car parks on campus.

If you’re arriving via the M11, the North Circular (A406) or the A13, as you get closer to ExCeL you’ll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London.

If you’re using satellite navigation, please enter the postcodes below. You can also use the what3words app or go to the website, and enter the three word address (///word.word.word). The three words for each postcode are listed below.

For more information on what3words, please click here.

E16 1XL:
If you are travelling from the west to ExCeL from Blackwall Tunnel, Limehouse Link, A12 or central London. 

For entrance to the car park, use ///expect.likes.eager

E16 1FR:
If you are travelling from the east to ExCeL from the M11, A13 or into London from the east.

For entrance to the car park, use ///expect.likes.eager

E16 1AL:
If you are using the Royal Victoria Car Park (MSCP) — approximately a 5-minutes walk from the venue. For entrance to the car park, us ///output.rooms.drive

For more information about parking, including spaces, costs, disabled bays and FAQs - please take a look at ExCeL's website.

If you still require more information, please email ParkingOnline@excel.london 

River and cable car

Travel by boat:
With some of the best views of the capital’s most popular landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The O2, travelling on a river boat service offers a truly unique perspective on London. The route is serviced by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers; the fastest and most frequent boat fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes.

When travelling to ExCeL London, alight at the all-new Royal Wharf Pier.  It takes just over 20 minutes to walk through Britannia Village and over the Royal Victoria dock footbridge to ExCeL’s west entrance. 

The Royal Wharf Pier opened in October 2019 and provides a 38-minutes link into Central London.

A river services timetable can be viewed here

All boats are wheelchair and pram accessible by ramp — all piers are wheelchair accessible except London Bridge, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter and Cadogan piers. Ramps are used for boarding.

Ticket prices:
Travel from Central London to Royal Wharf from £7.30 when you touch in and out with Oyster pay as you go, or just £6.10 with a Travelcard — click to see a full list of fares here


Emirates Airline Cable Car:
The UK’s first urban cable car, known as the Emirates Air Line, connects ExCeL London to The O2 and North Greenwich tube station. On the cable car, you can sit back, relax and enjoy stunning aerial views of London from 90m above the River Thames.

All exhibitors and visitors to shows at ExCeL can use the cable car for just £2.50 single fare - to redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show a confirmation email/ticket etc - something that indicates that you are attending an ExCeL event - to the staff at the Emirates Airline terminals.

Journey time
A cabin arrives every 30 seconds and flights last approximately 10 minutes — except during peak commuter times when it runs a bit quicker.

For real time service updates and planned maintenance closures, visit tfl.gov.uk/emiratesairline

Emirates Air Line is fully accessible for most wheelchairs and pushchairs. It has step-free access, and you can even take bicycles on board!


Cycle racks:
ExCeL London has free to use cycle racks located at the west entrance taxi drop off point just underneath the DLR walkway. The cycle racks are also available near to the east entrance underneath the stairway connecting Level 0 to Level 1.

Check cycling routes for all or part of your journey on TfL Go app.

We are very close to the cycle superhighway route CS3 which runs from Barking to Tower Gateway.

Click here for a PDF of cycle superhighway 3.

You can take your bike on the Emirates Air Line cable car at all times at no extra cost, click here to find out more about taking your bike on public transport.

You can take your bike on the DLR during off-peak times Monday to Friday until 07:30, between 09:30-16:00, and after 19:00, and all day during weekends and Bank Holidays, click here to find out more about taking your bike on public transport.


ExCeL is approximately 20-minutes walking distance from Canning Town underground station and you can download the walking route map here

Check walking routes for all or part of your journey on the TfL Go app

Visit the Royal Docks to explore the local area and join one of the guided walking tours.

Where to stay

There are a variety of conveniently located hotels, within walking distance to ExCeL London and across the city. 


Event Organisers

Event organisers attending TEAMS Europe are eligible for our event organiser travel package. This provides each attendee with two night’s accommodation and travel to the event, with costs covered by TEAMS Europe. Those who live within London will only be eligible for travel. 


For UK based event organisers, this will be a standard class return rail ticket, a zone three extension is included. For overseas event organisers, this will be return economy flights or standard class Eurostar tickets. 


Event organisers, who are based outside of London and require accommodation throughout the duration of the event, will be allocated a room for two nights, in line with the event dates, in Tower Suites by Blue Orchid Hotels at Tower Gateway. 


Co-Located Events

The Meetings Show

Brought to you by Northstar Meetings Group, The Meetings Show is the best platform in the UK for the events, meetings and incentives industry to come together to source, learn and network.

The show welcomes exhibitors from the UK and around the world including hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers.