London is one of the most exciting cities in the world. A home of the arts, architecture, history, culture, museums, galleries, restaurants and theatre. You won’t be short of things to do.
See the useful links on the right for recommendations and suggestions of places to go. Below is some more information that may be helpful to you during your visit.
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The Conference Venue
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is in the heart of London, opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
The nearest mainline railway stations are:
Victoria (0.7 miles)
Charing Cross (0.7 miles)
Waterloo (1 mile)
The nearest tube stations are:
Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle lines)
St. James’s Park (District and Circle lines)
Travel from the airport
Taxis are available at all airports for travel into central London. Please ensure you go to the official taxi ranks, which are clearly sign-posted at each airport.
There is a Heathrow Express train service from the airport to London Paddington Railway Station. The service takes approximately 15 minutes and costs approximately £34 for a standard open return. Cheaper tickets can be booked in advance online. For more information on times and fares please see www.heathrowexpress.com
There is a Gatwick Express train service from the airport to London Victoria Railway Station. The service takes approximately 30 minutes and costs approximately £33 for a standard open return. Cheaper tickets can be booked in advance online. For more information on times and fares please see www.gatwickexpress.com
There is a Stansted Express train service from the airport to London Liverpool Street Station. The service takes approximately 47 minutes and costs approximately £50 for a standard open return. Cheaper tickets can be booked in advance online. For more information on times and fare please see www.stanstedexpress.com
Travel from the Eurostar terminal
The Eurostar terminal is at St Pancras International Station. There is a taxi rank at St Pancras or a tube station, Kings Cross St Pancras which provides easy access to central London.
For public transport information, including tube maps, please check the Transport for London website www.tfl.gov.uk