general

How to get here?

Getting to Imperial College:
Public transport will be your best bet. Visit our campus page for tips on how to get to South Kensington from different airports.

If you are arriving by train at King's Cross or St. Pancras, hop on the Piccadilly line (westbound) which takes you directly to South Kensington tube station. From there you can walk along Exhibition Road to Imperial College.

On campus:
Here's a link to the campus map. You will want to make your way to building 14, which is the ACEX building hosting the Chemical Engineering department. If you enter the building from the walkway (south side), you pass the glass doors, climb the first short set of stairs, and take a left at the front of "the power plant" (our very own test-scale Carbon Capture and Storage facility).

Where to stay?

1) View a list of hotels nearby. They can be booked directly via Imperial College by contacting: reservations@imperial.ac.uk
2) There is also a limited amount of on-campus accommodation available. Please take a look at our summer accommodation page.

What to bring?

1) Laptop + adapter to UK plug if needed
2) Pen, paper, and print-outs/hand-outs of the presentations will be provided!
3) Rain jacket, umbrella, etc. :)

What else to do in London?

London is an amazingly dense city and has almost anything to offer from world-class museums to some of the best restaurants, pubs, street-markets, and shows! In immediate vicinity to Imperial College you can find for example:

1) The Natural History Museum: from dinosaur skeletons to butterflies.
2) The Science Museum: from the earth's climate into space.
3) The Victoria&Albert Museum: art and design, the old, the new.
4) Hyde Park: for a nice walk!
5) Pubs for a pint: Queen's Arms, Builders Arms, the Imperial College Union.
6) Restaurants: there are plenty of restaurants close by around South Kensington, Earl's Court, High Street Kensington, King's Road, Fulham Road, …
7) Timeout London lists loads of events worth checking out while you're in town.

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