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Travel to the conference venue


Underground (tube)
The closest underground stations to the conference venue are as follows. More information on the underground can be found here.
  • St James's' Park (District and Circle lines): Leave the station via the Broadway Exit and head down Tothill Street. When you reach the end of this, you will see Westminster Abbey on your right. Cross over the road as though you were going to visit the Abbey. You will see a small archway with a security cabin and a gate. Go through the archway into Dean's Yard and head towards the large building facing you at the end of the yard - this is Church House.
  • Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle lines): Leave the station via exit 4 and turn right. At traffic lights turn left. At next set of pedestrian lights, turn right and walk past Westminster Abbey. At the end of the Abbey, you will see a small archway to your left with security cabins on either side. Go through the archway into Dean's Yard and Church House is the large building facing you at the end of the yard.


Train
  • From Victoria Station: Leave the station by the front entrance; cross the 1st road on the right (Vauxhall Bridge Road) and walk straight down Victoria Street for approximately 15 minutes until you reach Westminster Abbey. Standing in front of the Abbey, look to your right and you will see a small archway with a security cabin. Go through the archway into Deans Yard and head towards the large building facing you at the end of the yard - you have reached Church House.
  • From Euston Station: Follow signs to London Underground, take a Southbound Victoria Line train (final stop Brixton) and get off the tube at Victoria Station. From here you can either walk as above or take the District or Circle Line Eastbound to St James' Park and follow the instructions above.
  • From Kings Cross Station: Follow signs to London Underground. Take a Southbound Victoria Line tube (final stop Brixton). Get off the tube at Victoria Station. From here you can either walk as above or take the District or Circle Line Eastbound to St James' Park and follow the instructions above.
  • From Paddington Station: Follow signs to London Underground and take a Circle Line train (via Victoria). Get off at St James' Park and follow the instructions above.
  • From Waterloo Station: Follow signs to London Underground and take a Jubilee Line train (Northbound - final stop Stanmore) to Westminster and follow directions from Westminster Tube.


Additional London travel information can be found here.


Travel into London


From Heathrow
There are various options for travel to London depending on your budget and timescales.
  • Underground - Underground trains operate every 5 minutes into central London with a journey time of approximately 50/60 minutes. Cost is around 5.00. More information can be found here.
  • A2 bus service - a double decker bus runs to various stops in central London, close to major hotels. Journey time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes and the cost is 8.00 single and 12.00 return. More information about the A2 bus service here and here.
  • Feltham Railair connection - the 285 local bus service links Heathrow to Feltham rail station. From Feltham there are frequent trains to London Waterloo. The combined journey time of the bus and train is 1 hour and 40 minutes. The cost is under 5.00. More information about Feltham Railair here.
  • Heathrow Express - fast, frequent trains operate from Heathrow to London Paddington. The journey time is 15 minutes. A single fare is 13.00 and 25.00 return. More information about Heathrow Express here.
  • Taxi - London taxis are available outside each terminal. The cost to central London is 45.00-50.00 and the journey time is approximately 1 hour. More information about taxis here.


From Gatwick
There are various options for travel to London depending on your budget and timescales.
  • Bus service - a regular service, number 025, runs from Gatwick to London Victoria Bus Station. Journey time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and the cost is from 5.00 single and 10.00 return. More information about the bus service here and here.
  • Train - there are regular trains from Gatwick airport to central London. The Gatwick Express runs non-stop to London Victoria and takes approximately 30 minutes. More information can be found here. Slower but cheaper train services are also available from Gatwick station to central London. For instance it takes approximately 50 minutes from Gatwick to London Waterloo, changing at Clapham Junction, or 35 to 40 minutes direct to London Victoria with South Central trains. More information can be found here.
  • Taxi - Chauffeur driven car hire services are provided by the airports' official concessionaire, Checker Cars. There is a quoted fare system and taxis can be pre-booked with fares paid in advance by cash or credit card, or at the end of the journey. Checker Cars has a booking office in the North Terminal arrivals area and a booking office in the northern entrance building leading to the South Terminal. More information about taxis here.


From Stansted
There are various options for travel to London depending on your budget and timescales.
  • Bus service - two regular services run to London. The A6 connects Stansted Airport with London Victoria - Central London via Golders Green, Finchley Road Underground Station, St Johns Wood, Baker Street, Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner. This leaves Stansted every 20 minutes or so but takes 1 hour 45 minutes to London Victoria. More information can be found here. The A7 connects Stansted Airport with London Liverpool Street and Victoria and leaves every 30 minutes or so, taking a similar time to the A6. More information about the bus services can be found here.
  • Train - there are regular trains from Stansted airport to central London. The airport railway station is situated below the terminal building. Train tickets can be purchased at the railway station. The Stansted Express is a fast way from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street Station, with trains departing every 15 or 30 minutes. The average journey time is approximately 45 minutes and the cost is approximately 14. More information can be found here. There is also a slower service to Liverpool Street Station every hour. More information can be found here.

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