Everything you need to know about the show

ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL

How much does it cost to attend BDIA Dental Showcase?
It is completely FREE to attend the show. 

Opening times:
Friday 24 March: 09:00 – 17:30
Saturday 25 March: 09:00 – 17:30

We are proud to be working with ExCeL London, the home of world-leading events and an emergency hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Map of the venue:


If you’re arriving via the M11, the North Circular (A406) or the A13, as you get closer to ExCeL you’ll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London. 

If you have any questions or require more information please email ParkingOnline@excel.london or visit the ExCeL London website for more information. 

The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. 

Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick journey to ExCeL. Two DLR stations, Custom House and Prince Regent, are on the ExCeL campus. Trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than a two minute walk to the entrance.

For details on national rail travel, please visit the ExCeL website.

Take the scenic route to the ExCeL London by river or cable car, and turn your trip to ExCeL into a tour of London. 


When travelling to ExCeL London, alight at the all-new Royal Wharf Pier. It takes just over 20 minutes to walk through Britannia Village and over the Royal Victoria dock footbridge to ExCeL’s west entrance. The Royal Wharf Pier opened in October 2019 and provides a 38 minute link into Central London.

Emirates Airline cable car

All exhibitors/visitors to shows at ExCeL can use the cable car for just £2.50 single fare - To redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show a confirmation email/ticket etc - something that indicates that you are attending an ExCeL event - to the staff at the Emirates Airline terminals.

A cabin arrives every 30 seconds and flights last approximately ten minutes — except during peak commuter times when it runs slightly quicker. 

For real time service updates and planned maintenance closures, visit tfl.gov.uk/emiratesairline

To find more specific information on how to access ExCeL by air, please visit www.excel.london/visitor/getting-here/air-travel
ExCeL London has 60 cycle racks which are free to use. 6 cycle racks are located at the west entrance taxi drop off point just underneath the DLR walkway. 54 cycle racks are located near to the east entrance underneath the stairway connecting Level 0 to Level 1.
Please see more about your accommodation options on our dedicated Accommodation page.


At ExCeL, there is free, fast WiFi which is suitable for browsing, social media, and email. When you arrive at the venue, you just need to sign in to 'ExCeL free Wi-Fi' using the standard log in, or via LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.


One cloakroom is in the west end of the venue on level 0 by N4/S4 and one in the east end on level 0. The fee is £1 per item for coats and luggage - please be aware the ExCeL cannot store cameras, laptop equipment or any other electronic devices.

Disabled facilities

At ExCeL accessibility is important — helping to provide an enjoyable event for everyone. Please find out more on our dedicated Accessibility page.  

Cash machines

There are two Note ATMs near the west entrance of the venue by Costa and Panini Pronto, and another Note ATM in the centre of the boulevard between entrances S6 and N6. There are a Barclays and a Note ATM located on level 0 between N4 and S4. Should the in-venue ATMs run out of cash, there is also an ATM nearby at the Tesco Express.

Food and drink

The ExCeL is equipped with a range of restaurants, cafes and bars. To see the full list, please visit the ExCeL website

Mobile charging

If you have low battery charge, use one of the ExCeL charging points. ChargeBox mobile phone charging points for all major brands are at the east and west information desks.

Lost property

If you have lost something, please go to the security suite which is located by the west entrance down the stairs just after Costa. If you are no longer at the venue, please give the ExCeL help desk a call on: +44(0) 207 069 4500 or email info@excel.london

Prayer room

The prayer room can be accessed through the grey door next to the S9 entrance on the boulevard.

Family changing facilities

There are baby changing facilities on level 0 in both the male and female toilets in the boulevard. In the ICC area (the east end of the venue) the red blocks between S9/S10, N10/N11, the Prince Regent DLR east corridor and East Level 0, the baby change facilities are in the disabled toilets.

The family room can be found near S9. Inside there are two changing mats, chairs for use when breastfeeding, a microwave to heat up baby food and a bottle warmer. The room also contains a sink and toilet.


ExCeL welcomes all guidance and assistance dogs. No other dogs/pets permitted.

“I look forward to visiting the BDIA Dental Showcase every year, as it is one of the most up to date and progressive thinking place to be in dentistry. I have found it to be brilliant in terms of meeting colleagues, getting in touch with suppliers directly, and of course discovering the latest clinical innovations. The bonus point of course, being the discounts and promotions available via suppliers. I recommend that everybody in the dental profession visit yearly, there’s no other showcase/event like it.”

Dr Sanaa Kader, Dentist, Greengate Dental Surgery, London

“BDIA Dental Showcase is all encompassing and the sheer scale of it is so impressive. The number of exhibitors is quite amazing and it is so convenient to visit. There are things have not seen or heard about the show. As a dentist, all of my needs are met in one place.”

Nicholas Robson, Principal Dentist, Eccleshall Dental Practice Stafford

“The BDIA Dental Showcase is a fantastic way to network with suppliers and meet the Reps. It offers the best opportunity to discuss new products and take advantage of all the offer available at the show. The show has a fun atmosphere and with the mini lectures and CPD on offer, it is a great day for the whole dental team to attend.”

Linzi Bell, Practice Manager, Westport Dental Practice, Linlithgow

“We went to the BDIA Dental Showcase as a practice with a large shopping list and were not disappointed! All expertise and technology in a very vast area but well planned and organised to make our day run smoothly. Except…… our shopping just got longer! We found the ‘Showcase’ to be a ‘super’ market place for all dental products available for all the Dental Team. There was an excellent display of technology on hand and access to all latest reviews and current research. It was good to handle the products and chat to the sales people about them. The whole practice came home enlightened, enthusiastic and exhausted after what we all agreed was a very rewarding day.”

Fiona Fisher, Hygienist, Campden House Dental Practice, Taunton

“I enjoy attending the BDIA Dental Showcase as it’s a brilliant opportunity to keep up with new products, network and catch up with colleagues and old friends. With it being such a big exhibition and the addition of CPD, it gives you the chance to be inspired by the ever-changing world of dentistry.”

Lucy Williams, Dental Therapist, Walsall Locality

“The recent Dental Showcase gave me a great chance to keep up to date with existing and new products on the market. Also from a social networking aspect to be able to meet with so many suppliers and customers in just a few days is essential in today’s business. Thank you again for a great Showcase.”

Carl Wise, Laboratory Owner, MC Repairs Ltd

“The BDIA Dental Showcase is the number one show that I attend. It is a very well organised, ergonomic layout with pleasant staff. There are good speakers and complimentary items to trial and test in a clinical environment.”

Kerry Butwell, Dental Nurse, Llanrrhaeadr Dental Practice

“The BDIA Dental Showcase covers a vast amount of new and innovative ideas, equipment and products.”

Hannah Gage, Dental Nurse, Gay Street Dental Practice