The Crystal

After three successful years at Haberdasher’s Hall, we needed a little more space. 

So we’ve moved to the suitably space-age Crystal building in the Docklands area.

The entire conference takes place here, including the talks, workshops, lunch, refreshments and post-conference drinks. 


1 Siemens Brothers Way


E16 1GB

Travelling to the conference

Royal Victoria DLR station is nearby, as is:

Emirates Royal Docks Cable Car station

The Crystal is on the waterfront at the western end of the Royal Victoria Docks in East London and is well served by public transport. By Underground and Docklands Light Railway(DLR) The nearest station to the Centre is Royal Victoria Station (Zone 3) on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), only a three minute walk away from the Crystal.

From Central London, take the eastbound Jubilee Line and change onto the DLR at Canning Town taking the Beckton line. Royal Victoria Station is the first stop. Alternatively, several London Underground lines also connect to the DLR at Bank and Tower Gateway.

From DLR By Foot (three-minute walk)

To reach the Centre from the DLR, turn right out of Royal Victoria Station onto Seagull Lane. As you pass the Pumping Station you will come to a small roundabout and will see the Crystal straight ahead of you. It is a 10-minute walk from Custom House DLR/rail station and the western entrance of the ExCeL conference complex.

By Bus

See TfL bus links running closest to Royal Victoria Station

By Car

The Centre is just off Silvertown Way (A1011) at its junction with Lower Lea Crossing (A1020). It is outside the London Congestion Zone but inside London’s Low Emission Zone. Access to the Centre is from the roundabout on Tidal Basin Road. Parking The Royal Victoria Car Park (L2) offers 750 parking spaces a five minute walk away and is located behind the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Western Gateway.

By Air

The Centre is within five minutes by taxi of London City Airport which serves over 30 destinations across the UK, Europe and the USA, with connections to the rest of the world through major European hubs.

By Cable Car

You can get to the Crystal direct via the Emirates Air Line Cable Car from the Greenwich peninsula.

[travel information courtesy of The Crystal]

Directions to The Crystal