Discover Dogs

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Meet hundreds of dogs, chat to owners, discover our great range of shops and watch world-class displays and competitions. A great day out for the whole family!

The Pawfect Family Event
Thinking of buying a dog? This is a fantastic opportunity to meet, greet and discover over 200 different breeds of dog, learn all about the distinctive personalities, traits and looks of each breed. Plus, under 8's go free.

Scruffts Semi Final Competition
​Watch the UK's favourite crossbreeds battle it out for a place at Crufts​! After heats held across the UK, Discover Dogs will welcome those heat category winners to the next stage of the competition. and they will compete for a place in the Scruffts final at Crufts 2019!

Join in at the YKC ‘Have a Go’ ring!
We have a fun filled programme on both days in our Young Kennel Club (YKC) ring. Highlights include an obstacle course for young visitors to enjoy (assisted by volunteer dogs and handlers to help guide them), the chance for children and young adults to have a go at handling a dog in the ring, and an opportunity to learn how to teach dogs new tricks.

 

 

 

How to Find 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

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.

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.

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.