Face to Face

ExCeL London | 2024

ExCeL London first opened in 2000 in London’s historic Royal Docks and is now the UK capital’s largest and most visited event venue, hosting some of the most influential trade, sporting and medical events. Help celebrate 25 years of events and be part of our new artwork!

Around four million people visit ExCeL every year and later in 2024 (October) the venue will open a new 25,000 sqm state-of-the-art expansion, making it the largest integrated conference and exhibition centre in Europe.

To mark this, and the approach of its 25th anniversary, ExCeL wants to celebrate all that is great about the events industry and the world of face-to-face events. To do this, British artist Helen Marshall is creating a giant photo mosaic that will be made up of individual portraits and put on display in the venue’s atrium.

So, whether you’re an event organiser, exhibitor, supplier or industry professional who visits the venue on a regular basis, or someone who only recently visited, we want to hear from you! Please share with us your pictures inspired by your memories and connections to ExCeL. Here’s what to do…

Submit Your Images

Whatever your connection to ExCeL London, make sure you’re in the frame…

  • Feeling inspired? If you would like to submit an image for possible inclusion, then here is what we’re looking for…
  • Pictures of you, your friends/family/colleagues attending any event at ExCeL London.
  • Pictures of you at work at ExCeL London be it rigging, catering, operations, exhibiting, marketing organising, whatever!
  • Pictures of you visiting ExCeL London or the surrounding Royal Docks.
  • Pictures of your journey to or from ExCeL London.


  • Do not upload more than two selfies of yourself.
  • Do not upload images of under-18s without the written consent of the guardian/parent.
  • Do not repeat images or uploads. We have received them.
  • Do not upload images under 1MB or they may not be included.
  • By submitting you agree that your photo will be nominated for inclusion in both a physical and virtual photo mosaic and appear in the online gallery.
  • Your submission may be selected to be used in marketing and social media to promote the project. If you wish to be mentioned please add your tag in the story box.
  • You keep the rights to your photo but you give us a license to use them for this project.
  • You can withdraw your submission in the approval email ‘Withdraw your photo’ at any time before the campaign ends, however it is not possible to remove your submission after this date.


Yearly Events

Yearly Visitors

Photo Mosaic

Connecting Lives

ExCeL London, part of ADNEC Group, first opened in November 2000, in London’s historic Royal Docks. More than 20 years later it has become one of the UK’s largest and most successful event venues, hosting some 400 shows per year and welcoming around four million visitors from every corner of the globe.

Events hosted at ExCeL generate around £4.5 billion in economic impact for London and support approximately 37,500 jobs throughout the events industry. ExCeL has seen significant investment during this time and is currently embarking on a 25,000sqm expansion programme opening October 2024.

More recently, it has played host to innovative live events such as the all-electric Formula E motorsport championship and Disney100: The Exhibition.

It also prides itself on championing sustainability and is certified carbon neutral – the first UK venue of its kind to achieve the international recognised PAS 2060 status.

To find out more visit www.excel.london