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94% of life on Earth is aquatic. The worlds longest mountain range is submerged deep in Pacific Ocean and it was not possible for this to be explored until 4 years after man landed on moon. If nothing is done to stop coral reef destruction, in the next 30 years we will have lost 60% of all the reefs on the planet. 

Our oceans and seas are fantastical, wondrous places. Full of weird and wonderful creatures. Here at the Oceans Festival we intend to celebrate them. The Oceans Festival is a celebration of the science and conservation that is dedicated to the deep blue expanses that cover the majority of our planet. Oceans Festival will also be home to the popular London International Dive show and Whalefest. 

A ticket to Oceans Festival will also give you access to The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Camping Show, The London Bike Show and the Triathlon Show: London

Opening Times #

Oceans Festival is open during half term, so it is the perfect family day out. Our opening times are; 

  • Thursday 16th February: 11am – 6pm
  • Friday 17th February: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday 18th February: 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday 19th February: 10am – 5pm


Tickets #

Thursday / Friday

Ticket Type Ticket Type On the Door
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Juniors) £35 £45
Adult £16 £22
Senior £10 £
Student £10 £TBC
Junior (9 to 16 years) £4 £TBC
Child (Up to 8 years) Free Free

Saturday / Sunday

Ticket Type Ticket Type On the Door
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 Juniors) £45 £55
Adult £18 £24
Senior £12 £16
Student £12 £16
Junior (9 to 16 years) £6 £8
Child (Up to 8 years) Free Free
  • A booking fee applies to advance tickets
  • Advance tickets for the following day go off sale midnight before each day
  • Senior price applies to senior citizen’s (60+)
  • Students must have a valid NUS card
  • Carers accompanying a disabled visitor can obtain a free ticket on the door
  • See our full ticket terms and conditions.

Getting to the Show #

Oceans Festival will be held at ExCel London, located just 10 minutes from Canary Wharf and in the heart of London's Royal Docks.


There is easy access to the venue – with three onsite DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations, easy access to the London Underground (Jubilee Line – two stops away on the DLR from Canning Town for ExCeL west entrance), parking for 3,700 cars and an international airport only 5 minutes away.

Tube #

Nearest Station: Prince Regent (DLR) 

Please note that Custom House for ExCel will be closed while the Festival is on, however Prince Regent is equidistant from the Festival. Around a 3-5 minute walk.

To view the best route to the venue from any mainline London station please use ExCeL’s interactive travel map and click on your arrival station.

The Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route towards ExCeL and ICC London from Central London. Alight at Canning Town to change onto the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) bound for Beckton (use stairs, escalators or lift up to the DLR platform).DLR trains toward the venue normally depart from platform 3. Visitors should be aware that only DLR trains in the direction of Beckton serve ExCeL London – do not use DLR services in the direction of Woolwich Arsenal from Canning Town.

ExCeL London and ICC London are located in zone 3. London Underground tickets are valid on the DLR. It is recommended to purchase a return ticket or All-Day Travelcard to avoid queuing on your journey home. Single, return and Travelcard tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines at Custom House and Prince Regent Stations. These machines are also enabled for Oystercard ‘Pay As You Go’ top up. Oystercard users are reminded to touch in and out at the card readers at DLR stations to avoid paying excess fares.

For more DLR information visit www.dlr.co.uk, email cservice@dlr.co.uk or call their customer service helpline on 0843 222 1324.

Bike #

Use the TFL Bike Route planner to find your way to The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show on two-wheels.

ExCeL London is located at: One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL.

Road #

When driving to ExCeL London follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13.

For Sat Nav purposes, we recommend using postcode: E16 1DR

ExCeL London offers on-site car parking for 3,700 cars. Please click here for more information.

The venue is located outside the Congestion Charge Zone but is included in the Low Emission Zone. The Low Emission zone seeks to improve the air quality in the city by deterring the most polluting vehicles from driving in the area.

We encourage our visitors to make use of the excellent public transport options available when travelling to ExCel. 

FAQ'S  #

Hopefully you’ll find an answer to your question below. If you don’t, please contact emma.gant@telegraph.co.uk

  • I'd like to attend the Oceans Festival as part of a group, are discounts availble? 

Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Contact emma.gant@telegraph.co.uk for more information.

  • How to I get to the Oceans Festival?

ExCel is very accessible, see the ‘Getting to the Show’ section above.

  • Do you offer trade tickets?

Trade tickets are available. Contact emma.gant@telegraph.co.uk for more information.

  • I’m interested in taking a stand at the Oceans Festival, what should I do to get more information and book my space?

Get in touch with a member of our team.

  • Am I able to bring my dog to the Oceans Festival? 

ExCeL London welcomes assistance dogs with visually and/or hearing-impaired visitors. But pet dogs are not permitted.