Travel and visas


Travel

The Grand Connaught Rooms is a short stroll from two tube stations, three major train stations, in five minutes by taxi and is on many bus routes. All of London's international and domestic airports have excellent links into central London.

A location map for the Grand Connaught Rooms can be found online at http://goo.gl/maps/FwFDZ

By air - from London airports
Nearest airport: London Heathrow International airport - 18 miles

All of London's international and domestic airports have excellent links into central London. Please click on the airport you are using for further travel information:

Heathrow
Gatwick
City
Stansted
Luton


By rail

Nearest rail station: Kings Cross

• London Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras International stations are under a thirty minute walk from the hotel or a short taxi ride
• Kings Cross station is just three stops away on the London Underground's Piccadilly line
• All of London's remaining mainline stations, including London Victoria, Paddington and Waterloo are easily reached by the Underground network

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).
For online directions, see https://maps.google.co.uk/   

By London Underground
Nearest Underground stations: Covent Garden and Holborn

• Covent Garden Underground station (Piccadilly line) is a short walk from the venue
• Holborn Underground station (Piccadilly and Central Line) is also a short walk
• The Piccadilly line connects Kings Cross station with London Heathrow Airport, by central London
• The Central line connects Essex to West London via the City and central London
• Heathrow airport is approximately 40 minutes by tube from Covent Garden

For an online journey planner, see http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ 
For online directions, see https://maps.google.co.uk/  

By bus
Both Holborn and Covent Garden stations are along many bus routes. You can use the TFL journey planner to plan your bus journey making sure that you select the 'bus' option within the travel preferences - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

By coach
National Express coaches run services into many Central London locations where easy access to the London Underground is available. To plan your journey, please visit http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

By car
Participants are advised to travel to the conference using public transport as driving in Central London can be difficult and expensive. If you are unable to use public transport, you can plan your travel route online for free at www.theaa.com or http://www.rac.co.uk  For those with satellite navigation the postal code is 'WC2B 5DA'.

Parking at the Grand Connaught Rooms
The nearest car park is on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street and is only a two minute stroll from the venue. Parking costs £38 for 4-24 hours. For full information, please see http://www.ncp.co.uk/car-park?cpid=212331&name=Covent%20Garden 

Taxis
Black cabs can be hailed down throughout London and there are taxi ranks outside most mainline rail stations. 

 

Visas

Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    Extended until 14 February 2014
  • Abstract notification deadline:
    26 February 2014
  • Early registration deadline:
    14 March 2014
  • Registration deadline:
    4 April 2014

Conference documents

Handbook (3,180 KB PDF)

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