Motorexpo offers visitors free entry and lots to do

Britain’s free motorshow will be held in June on Canary Wharf, London.

ORGANISERS of the 2011 London Motorexpo are expecting over 400,000 visitors to attend this year’s Canary Wharf event, making it the UK’s biggest automotive event this summer.
The event is set to feature a record number of manufacturers this year, including Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Saab, Skoda, Tesla, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Volvo, to name just a few.  In all, over 200 vehicles will be on display for the week-long event, which runs from 6 to 12 June, giving visitors unrivalled access to cars and assisting them with their next vehicle purchase decision.
Not only is Motorexpo Britain’s biggest free motoring event, it is also by far the most interactive, taking advantage of the urban environment in and around the Canary Wharf estate.  Visitors are encouraged to touch and explore the diverse range of vehicles on display throughout the indoor and outdoor public spaces, and they also have the chance to get behind the wheel of many of the latest vehicles that the automotive market has to offer.
At the 2011 London event, for example, visitors will benefit from a new feature entitled ‘Drive The Future’ which will give a unique opportunity to experience the excitement, frugality and unprecedented sensations of the latest electric and low-carbon vehicles.  Visitors will have the chance to be among the first to test drive the new Vauxhall Ampera, as well as other green cars such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Tesla Roadster among others.  In addition the ever-popular Land Rover Experience will return to give show goers the chance to try out the latest Land Rover models on the manufacturer’s man-made off-road and ice-driving courses.
Commenting on this year’s Canary Wharf London Motorexpo, Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders), said; “Motorexpo is a significant event on the automotive calendar which is supported by a growing number of SMMT members.  The diverse audience and new ‘Drive The Future’ ride and drive element for 2011 make it a great opportunity to demonstrate the significance of the sector to key business and political audiences, as well as showcase the full range of products now available in the UK, including some new ultra-low carbon cars and technologies.”
The 2011 London Motorexpo is completely free for all members of the public to attend.  There are no tickets and no queues, with easy access to the event via one of the wide variety of transport options available.  Visitors can take the bus, London Underground or Docklands Light Railway.  Alternatively, there’s also space for 2,900 cars within Canary Wharf’s four underground public car parks.
Motorexpo is open daily from 10am to 6pm (Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June) and 11am to 5pm on Sunday 12 June.  Entry is free.  Details on how to get there and information on the show are available at