Venue

The 16th Conference on Location Based Services will be held at University College London (UCL), London, UK.

UCL Maps https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps

Address

University College London
Gower Street
London, United Kingdom
WC1E 6BT

How to get there

London is well-served by transport links, both for travelling to and from London from the UK, Europe and the wider world, and for getting around the city.

UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London. There are easy connections to UCL from London’s global hub airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted and you will find that London’s extensive public transport system is convenient and easy to use.

To plan your journey to UCL, including walking and cycle routes, call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234 or check out their excellent Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk

By London Underground (Tube)

The closest tube stations to UCL’s Gower Street site are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube

You can also find directions from these stations to UCL locations:

By Bus

UCL’s Gower Street site is served by many Transport for London bus routes. Buses travelling from north to south stop in Gower Street, immediately outside UCL’s main gate, while those travelling from south to north stop outside Warren Street station, about five minutes’ walk from UCL. Services to these stops include route numbers: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390. More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses

By National Rail

London has many mainline rail stations. Most of these are a short journey away from UCL, with the stations at Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras being within easy walking distance. Trains from London serve destinations across the UK. By being flexible and booking well in advance you will find rail travel offers excellent value for money. National Rail enquiries can be contacted on 08457 484950 or at www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Eurostar

St Pancras station is the London Eurostar terminal. Just a short Underground or bus ride, or a few minutes’ walk from UCL, this offers you direct high speed rail connections to Paris (2hrs 15 mins) and Brussels (1hr 50 mins), with onward connections to many European destinations. More information can be found at www.eurostar.com

By Car (via Eurotunnel Le Shuttle)

Visitors travelling by car from mainland Europe can cross the English Channel from Calais to Folkestone using Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, with a journey time of approximately 35 minutes. London is 70 miles from Folkestone. More information can be found at www.eurotunnel.com.

By Coach

Coaches from London operate to most parts of the UK, many offering direct and very economical services. Details can be obtained from the TfL website at www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches

By Air

Below are directions to UCL from London’s five main airports. There are bus and taxi alternatives from each of the airports. Taxis will be expensive, possibly over £50. Use only registered metered taxis from taxi ranks and confirm the approximate price before starting the journey.

If you are planning to use the Underground for part of your journey, try to avoid the peak periods of 8.00 to 9.00 am and 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Also, please be prepared to carry your luggage up escalators.

See www.baa.com for more information. Details of trains from airports to central London can also be obtained from National Rail at www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone enquiries 08457 484950.

By Heathrow Express

To Paddington station. Journey time 15 minutes. See www.heathrowexpress.com for more information and fares.

From Paddington take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card – see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By coach

To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)

Heathrow Airport website: www.heathrowairport.com

Further Information (External Sites)

Accommodation and Tourist Information

Hotels & Hostels
booking.com 

Information on London
https://www.visitlondon.com/ General information for tourists
https://tfl.gov.uk/ Transport for London

London Travel Maps
https://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/getting-around-london/london-maps-and-guides/free-london-travel-maps

UCL Maps
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps