Visit: FAQs

Visitor Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the event take place?

At ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL, United Kingdom.

What are the dates of the show?

Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 April 2017.

What are the opening times?

Tuesday 25 April: 10:00 – 17:00

Wednesday 26 April: 10:00-17:00

Thursday 27 April: 10:00-17:00

Is there a cost to visit?

No, the Natural Stone Show is free to attend.

What can I expect to see at the exhibition?

The Natural Stone Show is the UK’s only event dedicated to natural stone.

Exhibits include a vast range of stone from all over the world – granite, marble, limestone, sandstone, travertine and slate for use in all types of work – flooring, cladding, hard landscaping, kitchens, bathrooms, roofing, fireplaces, memorials and sculpture.

Other exhibits include:

  • fixing systems
  • sealants
  • adhesives
  • cleaning materials
  • stone working machinery
  • tooling
  • other related products and services.

Who is exhibiting at the show?

The 2017 exhibitor list will be available early next year, in the meantime see who exhibited in 2015

How can I register to attend the event?

Can I attend on more than one day?

Yes, you can attend as many times as you like over the three days.

How do I get to ExCeL?

By Rail, Tube & DLR

ExCeL is well served by mainline rail, tube and DLR (Docklands Light Railway) links:
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 journey to ExCeL. Alight at the Prince Regent DLR station. Please note that the Custom House Station for the west entrance into ExCeL is currently closed.

By Road

Access from Central London and the UK’s motorway network make ExCeL easy to get to by road.

If using Sat Nav use E16 1FR for the east entrance car parks. There are 3,070 parking spaces on site, all charged at a £20 flat tariff for up to 24 hours.

By Air

London has a number of international airports, the closest of which is London City Airport which is just five minutes from ExCeL by taxi or 10 minutes by DLR.

The approximate journey times for other airports are:

  • Standsted – 40 minutes to Liverpool Street station
  • Gatwick – 30 minutes on the Gatwick Express to Victoria station
  • Heathrow – 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express to Paddington station

By River & Cable Car

Travel by Thames Clipper between central London and the O2 and then by Cable Car across the Thames to ExCeL London
Thames Clippers is the leading commuter boat service on the River Thames. Departures are available from all major piers, including the O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge, Embankment and Waterloo, every 20 minutes during peak hours (from 6am to 1am). For further information on Thames Clippers routes, timetables and fares click here

Cable Car – From the O2 visitors can use the Emirates Air-Line Cable Car for the quick 5-minute connection to ExCeL London.

Where can I stay?

We have selected Zibrant as our accommodation service provider for Stone Show 2017.

If you require overnight accommodation contact them on:

  • Tel: +44 (0)1332 285596
  • E-Mail:
  • UK Fax: 0845 330 5003
  • International Fax: +44 1332 387834

Alternatively, use their online booking tool to check availability and book.

Can I access the internet at the event?

There are two WiFi options within the venue: ExCeL FREE or ExCeL Free fast.  You can log in using your social media accounts or by directly by filling in your details.

Is there disabled access?

Yes, there are also disabled parking bays and accessible toilets.

Is food & drink available at the show?

Yes, there are a number of food outlets at ExCeL. Find out more

Other information

For information about other services available at ExCeL please check their website.

For any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Natural Stone Show team.