Jun 27 – 28, 2013
Imperial College London
Europe/London timezone

Transportation and Accommodation

Travel information for those coming to the workshop 

The workshop will be held in Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3) of the Blackett Lab which is building 6 on the map at 

https://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/public/sthkencampus.pdf For a wider scale map try:
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=526500&y=179400&z=0&sv=526500,179400&st=OSGrid&lu=N&tl=~&ar=y&bi=~&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf 

 

General instructions on how to get to South Kensington can be found at
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/southkensington
However,  note that they only include Heathrow and Gatwick as airports. They also miss out the alternative route to and from Heathrow which is to use the Heathrow express to Paddington and then walk (20mins) across the park to Imperial or get a taxi through the park to Imperial. After Heathrow and Gatwick (and especially for those who like steep descents on to a small runway - often more than once on the same flight) there is City Airport which has excellent public transport links via the DLR which links to the more modern of the tube line. You would have change from DLR to Jubilee Line at Canning Town and the Jubilee Line to District Line at Westminster. But because the DLR and Jubilee lines are very fast this journey is less than hour - the Transport for London (tfl) journey planner says 45 minutes. Tube/DLR maps can be found at:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/14091.aspx
and the tfl journey planner on the same site is excellent. Stanstead is serviced by the Stanstead express which comes into Liverpool Street Station. You then have to make your way across town. Tfl journey planner reckons that that this is ~1:10 door to door. This seems optimistic to me but maybe isn't taking into account the 15 minute wait for the next Stanstead express at the beginning. Next would be Luton airport but this is a schlep involving a bus, a train, a walk and then a tube followed by another walk. Alternatively book a minicab (~£45) For those coming from CERN, I (nearly) always fly Swiss to Heathrow. This is because if you book early enough they compete with Easy Jet and they are so much more civilised (and I live in almost a straight line between Imperial and Heathrow).

Accommodation

The college accommodation service is at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/accommodation/visitingimperial
There is also a link at
http://www.londonuniversityrooms.co.uk/?gclid=CNmR587esLUCFaLHtAodqwsAMg