I finally managed to get to Excel on Sunday for the last day of the show. Given the general doom and gloom, coupled with a few inches of snow, I thought I'd find an echoing hall with tumbleweed blowing along the aisles. Actually it turned out to be much busier than I expected.
This year the boat show just used the south hall, but unlike the last couple of years it filled the whole length and didn't have great gaps between the stands. The Outdoor and Bike shows were in the north hall, which again seemed to be a good fit with the boat show.
In previous years I've driven to Excel, taken the DLR, or used the River Bus. This year we went by cable car. The Emirates Air Line
is the newest way to get to the Royal Docks and it's only a five minute walk to Excel when you land. The view is excellent!