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    Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016

    Taking over the ExCel London Exhibition Centre from July 15-17 2016, Star Wars Celebration Europe is the biggest event of its kind to ever take place in the UK and celebrate all things Star Wars. And with thousands expected to attend over this weekend, finding a hotel can be hard but we’re here to help. Here at Fraser Place Canary Wharf we have rooms for couple, families and groups of friends who will be in town for the event and need somewhere special to spend their weekend in London.

    A quick look at the line-up and it’s safe to say that this will be a great event for any Star Wars fan. Mark Hamill will be in attendance and arguably trying his hardest not to answer audience questions about what’s in store for Episode VIII. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will be on a panel answering questions about what the future of the Star Wars saga holds following on from the massive success of Episode VII, while Britain’s own Gareth Edwards will be discussing his new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and what it’s like to direct the first feature length spin-off from the franchise.

    Our hotel is just 1.5 miles away, and getting to the exhibition centre takes no time at all. Every day doors open at 10am, so if you like a leisurely stroll in the morning after sampling our continental breakfast buffet at The Marina Café, it takes only 35 minutes to walk from your room to the ExCel centre. It’s a great walk down by the Thames where you’ll be able to see the o2 across the river.

    On the off chance you’ll be driving to the centre, it’s a short 6-8 minute journey. The ExCel has a large car park with over 3,000 spaces and the entrance is on the north side of the building (you should use the postcode E16 1DR if you have sat nav or use Google Maps). It’s important to know that the car parks have a flat rate of £15 to park there for 24 hours and it is a pay to display car park. If you ride a motorbike, you’ll be glad to know that parking for bikes is free and has its own designated area in zone 3 of the Orange Car Park.

    Do you use Uber to get about? Then an uberX will cost on average £6-£9 to get from Fraser Place Canary Wharf to ExCel London. If you’re staying in one of our penthouse apartments as part of a group, uberXL is on average £9-£12.

    We are also lucky to have great transport links to get you to the event in no time at all. Blackwell station just north of the hotel has a direct train route to ExCel London. Just take the train going towards Beckton and you’ll be there at the Custom House station in only four stops.

    With a fully equipped kitchen in all rooms, a home entertainment system (perfect for watching Star Wars on) free Wi-Fi for all guests, and a slew of exclusive features & services, anyone coming to town for Star Wars Celebration Europe should make the most of their stay by booking here at Fraser Place Canary Wharf.