12 - 15 July, 2022

London | UK

12 - 15 July, 2022

London | UK

City & Travel Info

About London

This great world city is far more than just the capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. London is bustling, vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan. London is both old and new. London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights, attractions and activities.

Tourist Information

The official Tourist information website can be found here.

Discover wider London and elsewhere in England

Language

English is the official language. Over 250 languages are spoken in London, making the capital the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

Climate

Despite the bad reputation, British summer can be quite enjoyable, but highly unpredictable.

Metoffice Weather Forecasts

Currency, Banking Hours, Credit Cards

All you need to know about money and related services including currency exchange, banks, tipping guide and UK currency: Money in London

Public Transportations

Moving around London using public transportation is extremely easy.

Visit the Transport for London website for the latest information on travelling safely and changes to services.

For more detailed traveller information on which stations to use and suggestions for the best route to reach your destination, use Transport for London’s Journey Planner.

Plan ahead and get around London safely with the TfL Go app, which helps you plan the best routes and travel outside of peak times to aid social distancing.

Buy your Visitor Oyster Card(external link) online for the easiest and cheapest way to travel around London

Taxi

Information about official Taxis and Minicabs.

Insurance

It is recommended that participants arrange insurance for medical expenses, loss and accidents occurring during the conference.

Electric Current/Voltage

In the UK mains electricity is supplied at about 230 volts with a frequency of 50Hz.

Please note that most European electricity plugs are not compatible with the UK system. Many hotels in London have adapter plugs that can be loaned to guests; you could also purchase adapters at the airport or main railway stations or shops for tourists.

Emergency Numbers

Call 999 in a life-threatening emergency.

Call 111 if you need urgent medical help (not life-threatening).

Call 101 for police non-emergency enquiries.