Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 7HX
Phone: +44 20 7631-6700
The conference is held in the heart of Bloomsbury – one of the most famous academic and cultural centres in London offering a wide range of services. In the surrounding neighbourhood you can find coffee shops, restaurants and some of the most historic pubs in London, along with a variety of shops including stationery and book shops, chemists and a host of independent and high street clothing stores. Russell Square tube station is a 5-minute walk away, Euston railway station is a 10-minute walk, and Kings Cross and St Pancras stations are all within ten minutes walking distance.
London Underground (The Tube)
The closest tube station to the venues is Russell Square, which is just 5 minutes’ walk, but there are 6 more within a 15 minute walk, including: Euston, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Warren Street, providing excellent access to most parts of the city via the Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, and Central Lines. Maps showing the London Underground system (the Tube) can be found on the Transport For London website.
The closest station to the venues is Euston, which is around a 10 minute walk or a short taxi ride away. Kings Cross and St Pancras stations are less than a mile away and provide access to national and international rail links and, because of the excellent tube links, most of London's principal railway stations are all within a 30-minute journey by bus or tube.
Bus stops, within a 5 to 15-minute walk, are located on Euston Road, Gower Street, Tottenham Court Road, Woburn Place and Southampton Row. The closest are on Woburn Place and Southampton Row. Maps showing the bus routes that serve the Bloomsbury area of London can be found on the Transport For London website.
London's airports are all within a 1 to 2-hour journey, by bus or tube. The closest is Heathrow Airport. The Heathrow Express is the fastest link between Heathrow and central London. Non-stop trains run to Paddington every 15 minutes, and the journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3 (a few minutes more from Terminals 4 or 5). The London Underground is the most cost-effective rail route to London. Piccadilly Line trains run from all terminals and the journey time is 50–60 minutes.
There is unfortunately no car parking available on site. On-street parking in the neighbourhood is available and managed by Camden Council. Private parking is offered within a few minutes’ walk by National Car Parks (NCP). The conference venue is located within the London Congestion Charging Zone.
There is a cycle-hire docking station on the east side of the 20 Bedford Way venue. It is managed by Transport for London. Visitors arriving on their own bikes may lock them to the perimeter railing of the concourse, on the west side of the main building.