Hundreds of pets and their owners will be heading to Excel when the National Pet Show bounds into London.

Dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, reptiles, ponies, fish, chickens and more will fill the centre for the two-day event from Saturday, May 7 -8.

So if you’re heading to the Royal Docks exhibition space, here are the best ways to do so .


Both Custom House and Prince Regent stations are a couple of minutes walk from the venue.

If you’re heading for the west entrance, Custom House is your best bet, while Prince Regent is best for the ICC London entrance or eastern side.

Read more: Meet cute and cuddly animals at the National Pet Show at Excel


Canning Town is about ten minutes walk from the Excel centre and is served by the Jubilee Line and DLR.

By air

London City Airport is just a DLR ride to the Excel.

Travellers should take the westbound DLR direct from the airport towards Canning Town and then walk about ten minutes down to the exhibition centre.

By road

With 3,070 parking spaces available (£15 flat rate for 24 hours) and easy connections to the M25 and M11, the North Circular, A406 and the A13, driving could be a good option.

The postcode for anyone using a Sat Nav is: E16 1DR

By cable car

The Emirates Air Line goes between North Greenwich and Royal Victoria Dock and offers a slightly different way to get to the venue.

The journey is available on Oyster and offers views across east London from the highest crossing on the Thames.