The conference will take place at Imperial College London and nearby venues. The nearest underground stations are South Kensington and Gloucester Road which are served by the District Line, Circle Line and Piccadilly Line.

You can go everywhere in London by public transport. A good resource for planning travel within London is the Transport for London journey planner. Contactless payment is accepted throughout the Transport for London network and is the cheapest option – just tap your contactless card at the barriers. There is no need to purchase a separate ticket. However, make sure you use the same card or device when you check-in and check-out.

London is served by 5 airports. All have good public transport links to the conference venue as described below.

From Heathrow airport:

You can take the underground (Piccadilly line) directly to South Kensington. It will take about 1 hour. Alternatively, you can take either the Heathrow Express or the Elizabeth Line to Paddington mainline station, and then change to the underground (Circle Line) to reach South Kensington.

From Gatwick airport:

Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria mainline station (about 30 minutes). From here, take the underground (District line or Circle line) to South Kensington (about 10 minutes).

From Stansted airport:

Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street mainline station (about 50 minutes). From here, take the underground (Circle line) to South Kensington (about 30 minutes).

From London City airport:

Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Canning Town, then the Jubilee line to Westminster and then the District line to South Kensington (whole journey is about 45 minutes).

From Luton airport:

Take the Luton DART to Luton Airport Parkway (4 minutes). From here, take the Luton Airport Express to London St. Pancras mainline station (about 25 minutes). Then cross over to Kings Cross and take the underground (Piccadilly line) to South Kensington.

By train:

The Eurostar terminal is at London St. Pancras. From here, walk to Kings Cross (the two stations are co-located) and take the underground (Piccadilly line) to South Kensington.


The airports are quite far from the city. If you decide to take a taxi, establish the price before you get in.