The conference was held at the Science Museum’s Dana Research Centre. The address is as follows:
Dana Research Centre and Library
165 Queen’s Gate,
A map showing the location of the venue can be downloaded here.
Delegates may wish to book a room at the Millennium Gloucester hotel, which is within walking distance of the conference venue, and at which we have arranged a discounted rate for conference delegates of £130 per night, including breakfast and VAT. (Rooms normally start at £144.) The Millennium Gloucester is also where the conference meal will take place, for those wishing to attend this. Bookings can be made by phone on +44 (0) 20 7373 6030, or online here. To obtain the conference rate, delegates should quote the booking reference ‘SCIE140416’.
The address of the Millennium Gloucester hotel is:
4-18 Harrington Gardens
It is 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road underground station, 10 minutes walk from South Kensington underground station, and 8 minutes walk from the conference venue. A map and directions for the Millennium Gloucester can be found here.
Alternatively, a wide range other of accommodation in London, to suit all budgets, can be found online, e.g. via Booking.com.
Travel to the conference
The Dana Research Centre is well served by the London Underground, being roughly 8 minutes walk from either South Kensington or Gloucester Road underground stations (which are on the Circle, District, and Piccadilly lines). The London Underground map can be found here.
Those arriving by rail will find the Dana Research Centre a fairly short Underground journey from any of London’s main railway stations.
For those arriving by air:
From Heathrow Airport, a range of travel options into central London can be found here. Probably the simplest (and also cheapest) option is to catch the London Underground directly from Heathrow to Gloucester Road (via the Piccadilly Line), which takes about 40 minutes and costs £6 one way.
From Gatwick Airport, a range of travel options into central London can be found here. The quickest option is to catch the Gatwick Express train to Victoria station (30 minutes and costs £17.80 single, £26.70 return) and then the Underground from Victoria to South Kensington (only two stops via the Circle/District line, £4 one way).
From Stansted Airport, a range of travel options into central London can be found here. Probably the quickest option is to catch the Stansted Express train to London Liverpool Street station (50 minutes and costs £8 single, £16 return if booked in advance online) and then the Underground from Liverpool Street to South Kensington (via the Circle line, £4 one way). Alternatively, if you’re not in a hurry, you can take the National Express coach from Stansted Airport to Victoria Coach Station (1 hour 45 minutes, from £12 one way), then the Underground from Victoria to South Kensington (two stops via the Circle/District line).