I'm attending a conference at the ExCel in August and most of the conference hotels are already all booked. Would like some recommendations of other London neighborhoods from which ExCel is easily accessible via public transport. Canary Wharf hotels are available. It it a good area? We will be traveling back and forth a couple of time a day and in the evening for conference functions.
We're open to alternative accommodations as well (e.g., flats, B&Bs) but do not want to have to drive as we are left-side-of-the-road novices.