Travel and accommodation
All conference activities, except the conference dinner, will be held at the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ.
The conference will be held in the Sir Alexander Fleming Building, located in the heart of our South Kensington campus (Map of South Kensington Campus [pdf]).
Travel information: Getting to South Kensington Campus
The nearest Underground station is South Kensington, on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.
To find out more about travel in London go to Transport for London.
From South Kensington Station, the campus is only a ten minute walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or walk north up Exhibition Road. The College is next to the Science Museum.
South Kensington Campus is easily accessible by bus. A number of routes pass within easy walking distance of the campus.
To find out more, visit the Transport for London bus route maps.
Car parking at South Kensington Campus is severely restricted and you are advised NOT to bring a car unless permission has been given. The car park is open to the public from 18.00 to Midnight on weekdays and from 08.00 to Midnight on weekends. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted. Parking in the streets surrounding the College is at pay and display or parking meters for limited periods only.
The postcode to use for satellite navigation to the South Kensington car park is SW7 2BX. Entry is via Exhibition Road.
Travel information: Getting to London
From London City Airport
Take the DLR to Canning Town, then by Underground, Jubilee line to Green Park and the Piccadilly line to South Kensington (journey time 40 minutes).
From Heathrow airport
Heathrow Express, 15 mins to Paddington mainline station, then the Underground, Circle line to South Kensington.
Or take the Underground, Piccadilly Line to South Kensington station (50 minutes travelling time).
From Gatwick airport
Gatwick Express, 30 mins to Victoria mainline station, then by Underground, District or Circle lines to South Kensington.
Or take a national rail train to Victoria station (journey time 40 minutes) and then by Underground, Circle or District Line; westbound to South Kensington.
From Stansted airport
Stansted Express, 50 mins to Liverpool Street mainline station, and then by Underground, Circle line to South Kensington.
Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports are some distance from London and a taxi is not recommended for the whole journey.
London can cater for accommodation to suit all budgets:
- A list of hotels across central London with specially negotiated rates by Imperial College
- A list of student halls (from 4* en-suite bedrooms in South Kensington to budget-friendly beds in Notting Hill)
- A range of hotel options can be found on the London Booking.com website
- A range of bad and breakfast solutions can be found on the Airbnb for work website