Sep 9 – 12, 2024
Imperial College London
Europe/London timezone


There are many hotels and AirBnBs within walking distance from Imperial, however, South Kensington, where Blackett Lab is located, is a rather pricey part of town. The area around Earl's Court (one tube stop away) is significantly cheaper and still allows for easy access to Blackett Lab in about 15min via tube and short walk, or by foot in ~25min. Shepherd's Bush is another more affordable area which is located within decent reach (~30min by bus, depending on traffic, or 50min walk).

Imperial has special negotiated rates with certain hotels and suites in South Kensington, Earl's Court and Shepherd's Bush:

  • The Gore London (1min walk--from ~£200 per night)
  • The Queen's Gate Hotel (3min walk--from ~£190 per night)
  • Gem Strathmore Hotel (5-10min walk--from ~£155 per night)
  • Fraser Suites (10min walk--from ~£220 per night)
  • The Bailey's Hotel (10-15min walk--from ~£195 per night)
  • 100 Queen's Gate Hotel (10-15min walk--from ~£225 per night)
  • Park International Hotel (15min walk--from ~£130 per night)
  • Millenium Gloucester Hotel (15min walk--from ~£180 per night)
  • Ember Locke Apartments (20min walk--from ~£185 per night)
  • Dorsett Hotel Shepherd's Bush (40min bus, or 55min walk--from ~£165 per night)

More details, including breakfast and facility availabilities, can be found in the attached spreadsheet. Please note, reservation with the preferred rate can only be made via the booking line indicated in the file and the given account/reference number should be given or it should be stated that 'you are with Imperial'.

Furthermore, parts of the Imperial student accommodation is rented out during the summer break for Imperial related events and visitors, with single, double and twin rooms being available. Rooms start from £110 per night, depending on availability and booking dates, and are located within a ~5min walking distance from Blackett Laboratory. Infos and booking (on first come, first served basis) can be found here and for any queries please contact

Download Negotiated Rates