WG1 meeting

5-6 Mar 2019, London, United Kingdom


King’s College London
Waterloo Campus
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Room B.18 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA


See the London WG1 meeting Agenda here.


London has five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted.

Eurostar is the high speed train – it’s just over 2 hours from the Paris or from the centre of Brussels to St Pancras International.


Heathrow Airport (LHR) is located west of central London. You can travel between Heathrow Airport and central London by train on the Heathrow Express, the Piccadilly line on the Tube, taxi, the N9 night bus and National Express and Easybus coaches. The Heathrow Express from London Paddington is the fastest way to travel between the airport and central London, taking 15 to 20 minutes.

Gatwick Airport (LGW) is located south of London. The Gatwick Express is the fastest way into central London, taking 30 minutes to London Victoria Station. Thameslink and Southern also offer train services from Gatwick to several central London stations. Coaches from London Victoria Coach Station to Gatwick take around one hour and 20 minutes

London City Airport (LCY) is the closest airport to central London. City Airport is easily accessible by Tube and DLR, as well as taxi or bus. As a smaller airport, arrivals and departures at LCY can be much quicker and easier than larger airports.

London Luton Airport (LTN) is located to the north-west of central London. Many low-cost airlines offering cheap flights are based at Luton Airport. Luton Airport Parkway train station is 10 minutes from the airport by shuttle bus. Trains from Luton to central London take between 20 and 40 minutes.

London Stansted Airport (STN) is located to the north-east of London. Many low-cost airlines offer cheap flights between Stansted, Europe and the Mediterranean. The Stansted Express is the quickest way into central London with trains to London Liverpool Street taking 47 minutes. National Express, easyBus and Terravision offer coach service to central London.


By underground

Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines): 4 minute walk, Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 9 minute walk, Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 13 minute walk, Temple (District and Circle lines): 20 minute walk.

By train

Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 4 minute walk. Waterloo East: 5 minute walk. Blackfriars: 17 minute walk.

By bus

Buses stopping outside the university: 381, RV1. Buses stopping near the university: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 77, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 211, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 507 and 521.

Further details are available here https://www.kcl.ac.uk/visit/location.aspx?id=45b95966-4ae4-46ca85bc-50c2538e1bbd


London has a large number of hotels but can be expensive so booking early is recommended.

The best local hotel for two nights (4th and 5th March) is:

https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/342/London-Central-Southwarkhotel?checkIn=04%2F03%2F19&checkOut=06%2F03%2F19&rooms%5B0%5D%5Badults%5D=1&roo ms%5B0%5D%5Bchildren%5D=0&rooms%5B0%5D%5Bextras%5D%5B0%5D=&lozenges=

This one is a little further away: https://www.stgileshotels.com/hotels/united-kingdom/london/stgiles-london

COST COLOSSAL flat rate for accommodation is 120EUR per night for this event.