Travel and tourism

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Photos courtesy of Imperial College London

Our Location 

Sir Alexander Fleming Building

Imperial College London (South Kensington Campus)

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

London SW7 2AZ

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington

Every year, we have the privilege of hosting a multitude of delegates from across the UK and the world. This 2019, we have sought out the most convenient routes to get to London from wherever you may be, and where you can stay.

coming from within uk

If you are coming from any universities within the United Kingdom, please note that there are 3 main options for travel.

Train

Arrive at the following stations (in order of distance from conference venue): 

  • London Paddington 

  • London Euston

  • London King's Cross

  • London Liverpool Street 

Ensure you purchase your tickets several weeks in advance to ensure cheapest prices.

From these stations, take the London Underground (ideal) or bus services to travel to conference venue.

 

Local bus fare is GBP1.50, underground (tube) fare is from GBP1.60-2.40.

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Coach

Arrive at the following stations (in order of distance from conference venue): 

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Liverpool Coach Station*

  • Stratford Coach Station*

*not recommended due to distance.

Ensure you purchase your tickets several weeks in advance to ensure cheapest prices.

From these stations, take the London Underground (ideal) or bus services to travel to conference venue.

Local bus fare is GBP1.50, underground (tube) fare is from GBP1.60-2.40.

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plane

Arrive at the following airports (in order of distance from conference venue): 

  • Heathrow Airport

  • Stansted Airport

  • Gatwick Airport

  • Luton Airport*

*not recommended due to distance.

Ensure you purchase your tickets several weeks in advance to ensure cheapest prices.

From these stations, take the London Underground services to travel to conference venue.

Local underground (tube) fare is from GBP1.60-2.40.

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coming from within the European Union

If you are coming from any universities within the European Union, please note that there are 2 main options for travel.

Eurostar

You can arrive in London, United Kingdom directly via the Eurostar. The international train service runs from multiple western European locations to London via the English Channel tunnel.

  • London St Pancras International Station

Ensure you purchase your tickets several weeks in advance to ensure cheapest prices.

From London St Pancras station, take the London Underground (ideal) or bus services to travel to conference venue.

 

Local bus fare is GBP1.50, underground (tube) fare is from GBP1.60-2.40. Tickets can be purchased locally with UK currency.

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FLight

Arrive at the following airports (in order of distance from conference venue): 

  • Heathrow Airport

  • Stansted Airport

  • Gatwick Airport

  • Luton Airport*

*not recommended due to distance.

Ensure you purchase your tickets several weeks in advance to ensure cheapest prices.

From these stations, take the London Underground services to travel to conference venue.

Local underground (tube) fare is from GBP1.60-2.40.

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Getting to the UK

If you are coming from any universities within the European Union, please note that you will need to fly into the London, UK.

Customs and Visas

Please also ensure that you checked for any visa requirements, and apply for them early to ensure you are able to enter the country without any disruption.

Delegates from certain countries may also require official documentation from us to verify your attendance, to apply for your visa. If you require such documentation, we would be delighted to assist you. Please get in touch with us directly at nej15@imperial.ac.uk.

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FLight

Arrive at the following airports (in order of distance from conference venue): 

  • Heathrow Airport

  • Stansted Airport

  • Gatwick Airport

  • Luton Airport*

*not recommended due to distance.

Ensure you purchase your tickets several weeks in advance to ensure cheapest prices.

From these stations, take the London Underground services to travel to conference venue.

Local underground (tube) fare is from GBP1.60-2.40.

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To check your visa requirement, please use this OFFICIAL government portal: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

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Travelling to London is a wonderful opportunity to explore the many sights and experiences that this wonderful city has to offer! The Hyde Park, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum are just a few minutes' walk away from the conference venue. Imperial College London is also strategically located to easily access the most interesting tourist locations around the city within a short travelling distance.

If you are coming down for this conference, we would strongly recommend staying the whole weekend.  There will be numerous things to see and do the evening after the conference and the day after, and it would be a great way to end the academic visit!

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