Loncon 3 Hotels

Our hotel block has now expired but you can still reserve your room here.

Bookings will be handled by our hotel agency, Infotel, who previously supported bookings for the Worldcon in Glasgow in 2005. If you would prefer to make a booking by phone, you can call Infotel on +44 1775 843406 between 9 AM and 5 PM (UK time) on weekdays.

If you have problems making a booking through Infotel, please email hotels@loncon3.org.

Our blocks of rooms at convention rates at ExCeL London and nearby Canary Wharf has now expired. You can still book rooms via Infotel but they will offer the currently available rates for each hotel rather than the convention rates.

A few rooms that are currently taken may become available again, as people change or cancel their bookings. If this happens, the rooms will be re-listed on the Infotel website.

Already have a hotel booking?

If you have a booking and have questions or need to adjust it, please contact your hotel directly.
Infotel has turned all reservations over to the hotels and can no longer make changes in their system.

If you need assistance with your booking and are having problems reaching your hotel, please contact Infotel at worldcon@infotel.co.uk and copy hotels@loncon3.org. Infotel will do their best to assist you in communicating with your hotel.

Which is the main hotel?

We are not designating a main or headquarters hotel. Like the daytime programme, both the scheduled events and social activities at night will be in the convention centre, rather than in the hotels.

What hotels are near the convention centre?

The on-site hotels and their distance from the convention site are in the table below, and the locations of the hotels are shown in the map below that. However, as noted above, our blocks of hotel rooms at convention rates on the ExCeL London site are almost gone.

What off-site hotels are available?

We have blocks at a number of off-site hotels, all of which are easily accessible by public transport. These blocks expire on 14 July but rooms may still be available via the Infotel site.

In addition to buses, the main form of public transport in the area is The Docklands Light Railway (DLR). There are DLR stations at both the east and west ends of ExCeL London (Prince Regent and Custom House respectively) and these are shown on the map below. Trains run from these stations until about half past midnight each night, except Sunday when they stop an hour earlier. There are direct services to Stratford (c. 13 minutes), to Tower Gateway near the Tower of London (c. 20 minutes), and to Poplar station (c. 10 minutes) at the north end of Canary Wharf, near the Marriott hotel.

We've included the Marriott at West India Quay in Canary Wharf in the main table because it's a popular chain and the closest five-star hotel to the convention. The other off-site hotels and apartments with convention rates are: Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf, Hilton London Canary Wharf, Britannia International, Marlin Canary Wharf serviced apartments, Marlin Apartments Limehouse, Marlin Apartments London Stratford, Holiday Inn London Stratford, Staybridge Suites Stratford, Novotel Tower Bridge, and Hilton Tower Bridge.

Note that the quoted hotel rates include all applicable taxes (20% VAT); the price listed is the total you will actually pay per night.

The hotels have different cancellation policies, and the availability and cost of parking also varies between the hotels. Some hotels are better suited to families than others.

The Aloft Starwood, Ramada Docklands, Ibis London ExCeL Docklands and Ibis Styles London ExCeL each include free Wi-Fi in their room rates.

Remember that we do not have a corkage waiver in any of the hotels.

Most of the hotels have fairly small bedrooms; hotels in the UK are generally smaller than American hotels, and hotels in London are even more so. In particular, note that very few of the hotel rooms are suitable for triple or quadruple occupancy; twin rooms generally have two single beds (normally 90cm/3ft wide) and double rooms have one 135cm/4ft 6in bed. Bed sizes in the UK are not entirely standardised, but normally a kingsize bed will be 150cm/5ft and a super-king will be 180cm/6ft.

The earliest night for which the convention room rates are available is Sunday 10 August, and the last night is Wednesday 20 August (checking out on Thursday 21 August).

Please be aware that availability of nights before and after the convention varies from hotel to hotel.

Distances marked with an asterisk, below, indicate that the hotel is on the opposite side of ExCeL London to the Loncon 3 entrance. As such, 500m of the walk is within, or along the side of, ExCeL.

Hotel

Stars

Distance from ExCeL

Rate in GBP Single/double occupancy

Accessible rooms

Breakfast included?

Aloft Starwood

(sorry, sold out — see note below)

4

50m

110 /120

Size: 33-36 sq. m

Continental

Ramada Docklands

(sorry, sold out — see note below)

4

275m

110/120.
Suites: +40

Average size: 24 sq. m. DDA compliant: larger doorways, lowered bathroom facilities, etc

Yes

Premier Inn London Docklands (ExCeL)

Budget

275m

Check Infotel site

 

Some rooms

Travelodge London ExCeL

Budget

600m

Check Infotel site

 

 

Ibis London ExCeL Docklands

(sorry, sold out — see note below)

3

800m*

95/105

Size: 20 sq. m. Larger shower rooms for wheelchair access

Yes

Novotel London ExCeL

(sorry, sold out — see note below)

4

800m*

125/135. Triple: 155
Suites: +35

800mm doors

Yes

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

(sorry, sold out — see note below)

4

950m*

130/140.
Superior room: +30
Jr/Exec suites: +100/+175

800mm doors, 1500mm turning circle in bedroom/ bathroom, 800mm clear space by bed

Yes

Ibis Styles London ExCeL

(sorry, sold out — see note below)

3

800m*

98/108.
Superior room: +10
Apartment: +60

More space, lowered facilities

Yes

Travelodge London City Airport

Budget

1000m

Check Infotel site

 

 

Ibis Budget London City Airport

Budget

1000m

Check Infotel site

 

 

Marriott West India Quay

5

4000m*

149/169

 

Yes

NOTE: where a hotel is noted sold out that means all the rooms in our block have been booked. We may however be able to release a few more rooms later.

loncon 3 hotels

What about staying elsewhere in the UK before or after Loncon 3?

Infotel will also arrange hotel bookings for Loncon 3 members in other locations before or after the convention. More information and suggestions about tourism and travel will be offered here.