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					                  ExCeL	London Fact Sheet

                                                         The changing skyline of London has evolved nowhere more than              The Thames Gateway
                                                         London’s Eastside. The area east of Tower Bridge, has been transformed    •	 The	population centre	of	London	is	East of Tower Bridge	
                                                         over the past 10 years with historic buildings juxtaposed with searing    	 -	in	1999	it	was	Charing	Cross.
                                                         skyscrapers, innovative new venues, riverside bars and restaurants        •	 The	Thames	Gateway	is	an	area	of	land	stretching	40	miles	or	60		 	
                                                         and new and unusual visitor attractions.                                  	 km	(the	size	of	Tokyo	City)	eastwards	from	River	Thames	and	the		 	
                                                                                                                                   	 Thames	Estuary.	The	area	has	been	designated	a	national priority
                                                                                                                                      for urban regeneration.
                                                         ExCeL London is in the very heart of London’s Eastside, home to:          •	 Over	the	next	10	years	the	Thames	Gateway	will	see	a	population
                                                                                                                                   	 increase	equivalent	to	the	city	of	Leeds.	In	less	than	20	years,		 	
                                                                                                                                   	 120,000 new homes	will	be	built	and	180,000 new jobs	will	be	
                                                         • Europe’s most popular business-to-business airport,
                                                           London City Airport – offering 350 flights a day, to 30 destinations,
                                                           including New York
                                                                                                                                   Canary Wharf
                                                                                                                                   •	 There	are	currently	90,000 people	working	in	Canary	Wharf	
                                                         • The award winning Docklands Light Railway                               	 -	rising	to	100,000	by	2011.
                                                                                                                                   •	 Canary	Wharf	has	planning	permission	to	double in size by 2025
                                                         • Over 200 shops, bars & restaurants with new additions including
                                                           Jamie’s Italian, ROKA, Canteen, Levi Strauss and Tiffany & Co           •	 Companies	based	at	Canary	Wharf	include	Allen	&	Overy,	
                                                                                                                                   	 Barclays,	BP,	Citigroup,	MasterCard,	Reuters,	Bank	of	America,	
                                                                                                                                   	 KPMG,	ODA/LOCOG,	HSBC,	McGraw	Hill	and	Crossrail.
                                                         • Europe’s leading entertainment destination - The 02
                                                                                                                                   •	 Average annual earnings	in	Canary	Wharf	are	£72,500,	with	the		 	
                                                                                                                                   	 average	for	men	topping	£102,000.	This	compares	to	a	national		 	
                                                         • Home to the 2012 Olympic Village - located a quarter of                 	 average	of	£23,600.
                                                           a mile from ExCeL London
                                                                                                                                   •	 Crossrail	construction	started	at	Canary	Wharf	in	May	2009	and	
                                                                                                                                   	 work	on	the	Canary	Wharf	station	is	already	well	advanced.	Due	to	
                                                         • Stratford City, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe,            	 open	in	2017,	Crossrail	will	link	ExCeL	London	and	Canary	Wharf	
                                                           with over 300 brands – opening in 2011                                  	 in	1-stop.

                                                         ExCeL London is 10-minutes from Canary Wharf, Europe’s most vibrant
                                                         and rapidly growing business district, and 20-minutes from the City.
                                                         Our close proximity to Canary Wharf and the City places us on the
                                                         doorstep of Europe’s largest stock market and financial centre.

Sources:   Visit	London;	Office	of	National	Statistics

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