12 - 15 July, 2022

London | UK

12 - 15 July, 2022

London | UK

Travel to Imperial College London

How to find Imperial College London

The nearest Underground station is South Kensington, on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.

  • Plan your route with the Transport for London journey planner.
  • Cash is not accepted on London public transport. You can use your Debit/Credit card contactless or smartphone pay systems, or you can buy an Oyster card for bus or tube transportation. More information on ticket fares and payment methods can be found on the TfL website.
  • More information on how to move around London is provided in the City and Travel info page.

Flying to London

London is connected by four main airports: London Heathrow, London City, Gatwick and Stansted Airport.

Airport Transfers to the Conference Venue

From London City Airport

Take the DLR to Canning Town (pay with Oyster card), then by Underground, Jubilee line to Green Park and the Piccadilly line to South Kensington (journey time 40 minutes) .

From Heathrow airport

Heathrow Express (15 mins) to Paddington mainline station, then the Underground, Circle line to South Kensington. Or directly take the Underground, Piccadilly Line to South Kensington station (50 minutes travelling time).

From Gatwick airport

Gatwick Express, 30 mins to Victoria mainline station, then by Underground, District or Circle lines to South Kensington. Or take a national rail train to Victoria station (journey time 40 minutes) and then by Underground, Circle or District Line; westbound to South Kensington. Alternatively, marginally cheaper coach options to London Victoria are available at the airport. Please consult the airport website for more information.

From Stansted airport

Stansted Express (advanced booking is needed to avoid expensive fares), 40 mins to Tottenham Hale main line station, and then by Underground, Victoria line to Victoria station, then switch to the District/Circle line to South Kensington. Alternatively, cheaper coach options to London Victoria are available at the airport. Please consult the airport website for more information.

From Luton Airport or Southend Airport

These two minor airports offer a train connection towards major London train stations (London Liverpool Street or London St Pancras International). From there you take the tube to South Kensington. Coach options are available from Luton to Victoria station. Coaches to Victoria are NOT available from Southend Airport.

Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Southend airports are some distance from London and a taxi is not recommended for the whole journey. However, if you have to travel by taxi, establish the cost before you get in.

By Sea

Take a British Rail train from the port of entry to London (Harwich to London journey time 1hr 30 mins; Dover to London journey time up to 2hrs) and then travel by Underground to South Kensington Station.

By Train

London is connected to the rest of the UK and Europe by  369 train stations.

King’s Cross is London’s gateway to Europe. St Pancras International is home to Eurostar which connects the UK to the continent by high speed rail. There are direct services to the centre of Paris, Brussels and Lille.

By Bus

South Kensington Campus is easily accessible by bus. A number of routes pass within easy walking distance of the campus. Cash is not accepted on London public transport.

On foot

From South Kensington Station, the campus is only a ten minute walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or walk north up Exhibition Road. The College is next to the Science Museum.

By car

Car parking at South Kensington Campus is severely restricted and you are advised NOT to bring a car unless permission has been given. The car park is open to the public from 18.00 to Midnight on weekdays and from 08.00 to Midnight on weekends. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted. Parking in the streets surrounding the College is at pay and display or parking meters for limited periods only.

The postcode to use for satellite navigation to the South Kensington car park is SW7 2BX . Entry is via Exhibition Road.

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