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8 pm isn't really late. You could also go to Canterbury on the day of your arrival, since the last train to Canterbury leaves at 21:50 from City Airport London. You would arrive at 23:38 in Canterbury. In London itself, it really depends on where you want to go. But if you check the Transport for London homepage, you will see that you can get form the City ...
Be careful about trusting the Google Maps walking route, as it wants to send you over Connaught Bridge, which doesn't have pedestrian footpaths! If you use streetview, you can see the lack of footpaths, but also a handy bridge that Google neglects to show... Instead I'd suggest using OpenRouteService to plan the route, which uses OpenStreetMap data which ...
The postcode for the ExCeL center is, funnily enough, E16 1XL (perhaps where it gets its name). Plugging that into the Journey Planner, gives you a 32 min walk. Google Maps suggests a slightly different route, taking 47 minutes. So yes, it's walkable :) I'd take the longer Google Maps one, personally, as you get to see more of the Docklands.
I also was intending to go to the dev days, and bought the plane ticket and two nights at Premier Inn as a consequence. Fortunately, CodeKen2011 filled that hole, and I wondered the same as you - looking at the map it wasn't completely clear whether I could walk it, and Google maps disclaimer didn't reassure me. As Gagravarr points out in a comment on ...
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