Travel and visas


Travel

Delegates attending the conference are to use the Director's Suite entrance to the Museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD.

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Detailed route-planning for journeys to the Science Museum is available from the Transport for London Journey Planner.

   

By Underground

***Planned strike action on the London Underground***

There is currently strike action planned on the London Underground from 18:30 on Wed 8 July to 21:30 on Thu 9 July 2015.

If the strike goes ahead there will be unfortunately no London Underground service. Please note that the Docklands Light Railway and London Overground will be running.

Also TfL Rail staff are not on strike, so tube stations will be manned with staff who can recommend alternative methods of public transport and routes.

Please allow plenty of time to travel around London on Thursday morning.

Useful links

For information about other methods of public transport and alternative routes, please use the journey planner section of the Transport for London website at: https://tfl.gov.uk/

The Transport for London website also features status updates and maps.

Please click here to view the ‘Getting to the Museum’ map and directions PDF.

By Rail

If you travelling from London Heathrow Airport you will be able to board the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station. From there, you will be able to walk through Hyde Park to get to South Kensington or alternatively travel via taxi.

You can also find information regarding planning your journey using the national overground rail network at www.nationalrail.co.uk including information on times and fares. Please book rail tickets early to take advantage of discounts.

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By Bus
Many local bus services pass near to the Museum.

Bus routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 stop outside South Kensington Underground Station, from where it is a five minute walk north to the Museum's Main Entrance.

Bus routes 9, 10, 52, 452 and 70 stop outside the Royal Albert Hall on Kensington Gore, from where it is a five minute walk south to the Museum's Main Entrance.

By Bicycle
Detailed route planning for journeys to the Science Museum by bicycle, including printable maps and the option to travel where possible on cycle routes, is available from the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Santander Cycle Hire docking stations are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road and on Thurloe Place near South Kensington tube station. More information is available on the Transport for London Santander Cycle Hire webpage at: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/santander-cycles

The museum does not have dedicated bicycle stands, though folding bicycles can be left in the cloakroom on the lower ground floor, which is accessible by lift from the main entrance.

By Car

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

The Museum does not offer any car parking and local parking is extremely limited.

There is no visitor parking in Exhibition Road. The nearest pay and display car parking is in Prince Consort Road and Queen's Gate. More details are available from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea website.

A small number of disabled parking spaces are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road. Blue Badge holders may park in these spaces for four hours between 08.30 and 18.30. More information is avalable from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Taxis
London Taxi cabs can be hailed throughout London and there are taxi ranks outside most mainline rail stations.

 

Visas

Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://ukvisas.gov.uk.


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline [extended]:
    4 May 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    11 June 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    01 July 2015

Links

Poster announcement (PDF 0.8MB)

Conference handbook (PDF 3.2MB)