Show Information

Opening hours

Discover Dogs 2018 will take place on 20th & 21st October at ExCel London.

Tickets will be available online shortly

Discover Dogs seeks to provide equal opportunity for all to enjoy the show and facilities. Should you require any information prior to your arrival at Discover Dogs please contact the ExCeL centre on 0207 069 5000. 

Note: Unfortunately no dogs, other than those that have been invited by the Kennel Club and Assistance Dogs, are permitted into the show.

Disabled access: Click here for more information.

If you have any questions about the event please contact us via: 


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Trade Stands at Eukanuba Discover Dogs

Shopping and Trade Stands

Looking for that perfect thing or two for your furry companion? You'll find it here!

From handmade collars and coats, to canine jewellery and organic treats, as well as high end grooming products, Discover Dogs has got it all.

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Getting to Discover Dogs


Travelling by tube

The Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route to ExCeL London and the ICC. Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train, for the quick 3-stop journey to Prince Regent for ExCeL (East) and ICC London.

Please note: Custom House station is closed however ExCeL is easily accessible from the next stop, Prince Regent station

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Travel by road & parking information

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 a map showing major local roads click here.

Parking Information

All onsite parking is pay and display, with the exception of the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park, which is located at the west end of the site. Parking in the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park can be paid for at one of the three pay points located within the car park at the end of your visit. Click here to download the parking map.

Parking across our onsite locations is £20 for up to 24 hours.

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Travelling by rail

As the Capital of the United Kingdom, London is connected by rail to all major cities in Great Britain. In addition Eurostar operate regular train services to Brussels and Paris operating from St Pancras International.

London's main rail terminuses are Charing Cross, Euston, Kings Cross/ St Pancras International, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Moorgate, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo.

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Travelling by air

London is the best connected City in the World. You can reach London in less time from more places than any other destination.

London has six international airports. ExCeL London recommends using London City Airport, whenever possible. The airport is located 5min from ExCeL London by taxi or 10 minutes by DLR. The airport offers 350 flights per day, from over 40 international destinations.

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Arrive to Discover Dogs on the Emirates Air Line cable car

Travelling by Emirates Air Line cable car

Arrive to Discover Dogs in style with a unique 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 special way to arrive to your ExCeL event, transporting you from The O2 Arena to The ExCeL via London’s highest observational point over the Thames in less than 10 minutes.

You can also glide down and fly over the Thames with our joint tickets with MBNA Thames Clippers. More information is available here.

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Filming & Photography

Commercial cinematography, photography and television equipment may only be used at Discover Dogs if press accreditation has been issued by the organisers.

The Kennel Club are happy for you to take photos and videos during your visit for your own personal use as souvenirs of your day at Discover Dogs. However, there are certain restrictions on the use of cameras for still photography and private video films.

For personal filmed content: please be aware that all photography, videos and/or footage taken by the Kennel Club remains copyright of The Kennel Club who will have the right to claim (i.e. monetise) any video or photography content filmed at Discover Dogs which is uploaded to the internet.


Search our Open for Dogs website (powered by Dog Friendly) to find hotels around the ExCeL centre that offer dog friendly accommodation if you are bringing a dog with you that has been invited to the Show.

ExCeL website accommodation search facility: click here

Other accommodation booking websites