Accommodation & travel in London


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Accommodation Options in London for CRE XV 2014

King’s College London Strand campus and UCL’s Bloomsbury campus is centrally located in the borough of Westminster and there are many hotel, B&B, and hostel options within all price ranges. The information listed below should be used for information purposes and are not endorsements by CRE XV, its committee, or King’s College London/University College London (UCL). Due to London’s popularity year-round, bookings should be made early.


Imperial London Hotels Group operates 6 hotels that are centrally located near Russell Square and close to the British Museum and all are within 1.5 miles of the CRE XV conference locations at both King’s College London and UCL. Prices range from an average of £80-90 per night for a single room inclusive of breakfast and internet. Please contact them directly to book reservations at +44 (0) 207 278 7871 or see their website.


The Russell Square area also has many B&Bs that can be found via guidebooks or other internet booking resources. These include, but are not limited to:,, and


As London is both a major tourist attraction and a world transit hub, many youth hostels also serve the area. Lonely Planet and HostelWorld are good online choices to search for them, as are London/UK guidebooks.

Student Dorms

The University of London operates several student residence halls that offer short-term visitor accommodation (usually up to seven days) during the year. Please see here for more information and contact details. UCL and LSE also offer short-stay term-time housing for academic visitors to London.

Other Options

Air bnb is an increasingly popular option where one can find homeowners listing their properties for short-term rental.  If one is on a limited budget, couchsurfing is a site where one can find hosts in cities worldwide who would be willing to house someone on a short-term basis, usually for free.



Travel Options in London for

CRE XV 2014

Point A = UCL Point B = King's Courtesy of Google Maps

Point A = UCL
Point B = King’s
Courtesy of Google Maps











University College London and King’s College London are about 2 km (or 1.2 miles) away from each other. If you are interested in walking it would take about 15-20 minutes to walk from one campus to the other.

Aside from walking, there are many ways to travel about and get to the amazing events CRE offers in London! From the Tube to the buses to the trains, London public transportation will prove to be quite helpful in getting around! There are many routes that one can take, but follow the links below for a breakdown of the best ways to travel to whereever your destintation may be.

For more information about how to travel to UCL’s Bloomsbury Campus CLICK HERE

For more information about how to travel to King’s College London Strand Campus CLICK HERE

For more information about London Transportation CLICK HERE

To help you in planning your accomodation and travel you may wish to use a journey planner. You may use either Google Maps or try Journey Planner.

Point A = UCL Point B = King's Point C = British Museum Point D = Petrie Museum Courtesy of Google Maps

Map of Locations for CRE Events Point A = UCL
Point B = King’s
Point C = British Museum
Point D = Petrie Museum
Courtesy of Google Maps