Here’s some information to help you plan your visit to Kidtropolis

When is Kidtropolis?

Kidtropolis opens Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October (Half Term) 2017.

Where is Kidtropolis?

Kidtropolis is at ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL. Please use E16 1DR for your Sat Nav.

What Time is Kidtropolis?
Your Kidtropolis ticket is valid for 4.5 hours – The Morning Session starts at 9am and the Afternoon Session starts at 2pm.

Travelling to Kidtropolis by Train or Tube?

We recommend you travel by train to get to Kidtropolis. Please click the link to see further information on Getting to ExCeL London by Train.

The Jubilee Line and the DLR (part of the underground network) 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 journey to ExCeL London.

Alight at Prince Regent for the east entrance covered walkway. 

Plan your Journey with Transport for London.

Please see here for Travelling with children on the London Underground.

Train Travel Offers 
Take a look at Ticketclever is a train booking site which has a great algorithm directing you to the cheapest route possible, even if you are booking on the day of travel. You can also book ahead and grab discounts with advance purchase tickets. Plus, there is no booking fee.

Travelling to ExCeL London by Car?

If you are travelling by car, please check out this link on the ExCeL London website: Getting to ExCeL by Car.

It’s easy to get to ExCeL London from many of the main routes in to London including the M25 and M11, the North Circular, A406 and the A13.  As you get closer you’ll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London. When you’re using a Sat Nav, please use this postcode E16 1DR to get you to the car parks.

Parking on site is £15 per car in the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park at the west end of the site, and £20 per car in the Undercroft (under the venue). This covers a 24hr period. There aren’t any half day rates.

You can plan your journey with the AA Route Planner.

Arrive at Kidtropolis in style with a flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car!

Fly across the Thames and discover a new perspective of London’s captivating skyline on your way to ExCeL London – including spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Thames Barrier, Maritime Greenwich and The Olympic Park.

The Emirates Air Line cable car is a truly spectacular way to arrive at Kidtropolis or leave at the end of the day, transporting you from The O2 Arena to The ExCeL via London’s highest observational point over the Thames.

Emirates Air Line cable car are offering Kidtropolis attendees a discounted £2.50 single fare (usually £4.50 or £3.50 with an Oyster card) To redeem this special rate, simply show your Kidtropolis ticket at the cable car terminals on the day. More information about the Emirates Air Line cable car is available here:

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

Europcar Offer

20% off Car and Van rental on their standard rental rates (22nd to 27th October going to ExCeL London) and a 35% discount should 4 or more people travel in the same vehicle

In order to take advantage of this offer, please email providing the following information: Full Name, Address, telephone number, size of vehicle required, number of passengers, pick-up location, pick up date and time & Quoting KIDTROPOLIS.

Hotels and Accommodation

Do you need a hotel? Please check out Hotel Bookings and Map.

The Good Hotel


Good Hotel London combines premium hospitality with doing good for the local community.

The hotel is floating in the historical Royal Victoria Docks in London and offers a stunning water-view that every Londoner would love to wake up to.

It is a profit for non-profit business; this means it employs a social business model that re-invests all its profits in a training program for the locally unemployed, and funds its partner NGO which builds schools in underdeveloped areas of Guatemala.

The hotel offers a casual and social environment where guests feel at home and mingle in our lobby and restaurant area The Living Room. After a long day you can just relax on one of our sofas and enjoy a game of monopoly, scrabble or any other board game available at our bar whilst enjoying a drink and some nibbles.

Make a GOOD day a GOOD night?

We have an exclusive offer for all Kidtropolis visitor; just quote ‘KIDTROPOLIS’ when booking your stay at Good Hotel London and you will receive a 10% discount on your stay plus a drink on us!

Contact or call +44 (0) 203 637 7407 to benefit from the offer.


Valid for 22-26 October 2017. Offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer cannot be exchanged for cash or credit. Offer is subject to availability.  Offer only available when booking direct with hotel.     

Alternative Transport Options

You can travel to ExCeL London by River or Cable Car.

You can get to ExCeL London by Air. City Airport is situated next to ExCeL London.

You can get to ExCeL London by Bicycle.


Please visit the Kidtropolis Accessibility Page for information about the venue, the show and how to apply for carer tickets.

See you at Kidtropolis!