London is well-served by transport links, both for travelling to and from London from the UK, Europe and the wider world, and for getting around the city.
The venue is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to the venue from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.
These instructions will get you to the venue.
To plan your journey, including walking and cycle routes, call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234 or check out their excellent Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk
By London Underground (Tube)
The closest tube stations to the venue are:
More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube
More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses
By National Rail
London has many mainline rail stations. Most of these are a short journey away from the venue, with the stations at Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras being within easy walking distance. Trains from London serve destinations across the UK. By being flexible and booking well in advance you will find rail travel offers excellent value for money. National Rail inquiries can be contacted on 08457 484950 or at www.nationalrail.co.uk
St Pancras station is the London Eurostar terminal. Just a short Underground or bus ride, or a few minutes’ walk from the venue, this offers you direct high speed rail connections to Paris (2hrs 15 mins) and Brussels (1hr 50 mins), with onward connections to many European destinations. More information can be found at www.eurostar.com
By car (via Eurotunnel Le Shuttle)
Visitors travelling by car from mainland Europe can cross the English Channel from Calais to Folkestone using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, with a journey time of approximately 35 minutes. London is 70 miles from Folkestone. More information can be found at www.eurotunnel.com.
Coaches from London operate to most parts of the UK, many offering direct and very economical services. Details can be obtained from the TfL website at www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches
Below are directions to the venue from London’s five main airports. There are bus and taxi alternatives from each of the airports. Taxis will be expensive, possibly over £50. Use only registered metered taxis from taxi ranks and confirm the approximate price before starting the journey.
If you are planning to use the Underground for part of your journey, try to avoid the peak periods of 8.00 to 9.00 am and 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Also, please be prepared to carry your luggage up escalators.
By London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
To Russell Square or King’s Cross/St. Pancras. Journey time 55 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card – see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster
By Heathrow Express
To Paddington station. Journey time 15 minutes. See www.heathrowexpress.com for more information and fares.
From Paddington take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card – see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster
To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)
- Heathrow Airport website: www.heathrowairport.com