FEniCS ‘15 will be held in the Huxley Building, 180 Queen’s Gate London. The map below shows the location as well as the two nearest Underground Stations: Gloucester Road and South Kensington.
Transport for London (TfL) has an integrated public transport ticketing system, through which fares can be paid in various ways.
If you have a credit or debit card with contactless capability (the symbol on the left), then you can use this directly as a public transport ticket. Just touch the yellow card reader at the barriers when entering and leaving a station, or when getting onto a bus. Your card will be charged once per day with the total of your journeys, and daily capping guarantees that this is the cheapest way to pay. For more details see the TfL contactless payment website.
If you lack a contactless card, you can get an Oyster card, which is TfL’s prepay contactless card. You can get one at ticket machines at London Underground stations. There is a deposit of £3 and you also need to load some money onto the card. As a guide, the zone 1 tube fare is £2.30 and the daily cap for zone 1 is £6.40. You can get a refund of your deposit and up to £10 of fare credit from a ticket machine at an Underground station when you leave. For more information, see the TfL Oyster website.
As a last resort, you can buy single tickets from ticket machines at Underground stations. Note that this can cost twice or more the contactless/Oyster fare. Buses in London do not take cash payments.
Take the Piccadilly Line of the Underground direct to Gloucester Road station. This is much cheaper than the Heathrow Express and avoids the need to change trains. Both routes take around 50 minutes. You can use contactless or Oyster on the Underground, but not on the Heathrow Express.
Take the train to Victoria Station and then the Circle or District line to South Kensington or Gloucester Road. You need a separate train ticket to get to Victoria, as Gatwick is not in London. The Southern service to Victoria is substantially cheaper than the Gatwick Express, and takes around the same time.
Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street Station and take the Circle Line towards Tower Hill and Embankment. Get off at South Kensington or Gloucester Road. You will need a separate train ticket to get to Liverpool Street as Stansted is not in London.
From the Eurostar¶
The Eurostar arrives at St Pancras Station. Take the Piccadilly Line straight to South Kensington or Gloucester Road.
The workshop dinner is at Doggett’s Coat and Badge, 1 Blackfriars Bridge London SE1 9UD. We’ll be on the top floor in the terrace bar. There are several good ways of getting from Imperial to Doggett’s.
Take the Circle or District line to Blackfriars. Come out of the main (North) entrance and turn right. Cross Blackfriars Bridge and Doggett’s is right next to the Bridge on the right (West) side of the bridge.
By the city bike scheme¶
Some of the organisers will be cycling to Doggett’s, and you are welcome to join us using London’s city bike scheme Santander Cycles. It’s 6.5km, flat and the traffic is mostly light, except when we cross Westminster Bridge. A Santander cycle will cost £2-£4 depending on how long it takes us.
Some of the locals will lead a walking group. The 6.5 km walk to Doggett’s will take you through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’ Park. You walk past Buckingham Palace and Parliament Square, over Westminster Bridge and along the South bank of the Thames. There will be time to make the walk between the public lecture and Doggett’s before dinner.