27th International Congress of Vexillology

7-11 August 2017

Imperial College - London, UK

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Attendance at all lectures and workshops; Congress delegate pack; informal welcome drinks; group photo; coffee and tea at breaks; lunch on lecture days, and CD of proceedings. Does not include Wednesday excursion or closing banquet.

250 Available from 1 April 2017 Register Now


Attendance at all lectures and workshops; Congress delegate pack; informal welcome drinks; group photo; coffee and tea at breaks; lunch on lecture days, and CD of proceedings. Does not include Wednesday excursion or closing banquet.

£250 Available from 1 April 2017 Register Now

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Hotels and other accomodation near Imperial College, Kensington

ICV 27 will take place in the Huxley Building, 180 Queen's Gate, located on the western edge of the Imperial College campus. A wide selection of accomodation - university hall, hostel and hotel - is available within short walking distance of the venue. Further options are easily accessible by tube from South Kensington or Gloucester Road stations.

The listings below are provided for information only - no ranking or recommendation is implied. Links are provided to individual hotel websites. Price comparison, online reservation and cashback sites may also assist in accommodation choice.

Please note that London hotel prices are volatile. An initial booking that includes free cancellation will allow delegates to rebook if prices subsequently drop.

Walking time: 0-5 minutes
Beit Hall and Prince’s Gardens - http://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/summer-accommodation/ - offer single and double rooms with or without ensuite

Walking time: 0-5 minutes
Two private hostels - Astor Hyde Park, Queen's Gate https://astorhostels.com/hostels/hyde-park/ and Meininger Hotel, Queen's Gate http://www.meininger-hotels.com/en/hotels/london/
offer dorm beds, shared or private rooms, with or without ensuite. NB. The Astor accepts guests aged 18 to 40 only.
Walking time: 20-25 minutes
Safestay London Hostel, Holland Park https://www.safestay.com/ss-london-holland-park.html

BUDGET HOTELS - c.£90-£150 per night
Walking time: 0-5 minutes
Eden Plaza, Queen’s Gate http://www.edenplazakensington.co.uk/
Walking time: 15-20 minutes
Premier Inn London Kensington, Knaresborough Place http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/greater-london/london/london-kensington-earls-court.html
Walking time: 20-25 minutes
For more budget options, see the area around Earl’s Court Tube Station or across Hyde Park in Bayswater.

MID-PRICE HOTELS - c. £150-£200 per night
Walking time: 0-5 minutes
Queen's Gate, Queen’s Gate http://www.thequeensgatehotel.com/
Walking time: 5-10 minutes
Best Western Seraphine Kensington Gardens, Kensington High Street http://www.seraphinehotel.co.uk/
Kensington House, Victoria Road http://www.kenhouse.com/
Montana, Gloucester Road http://www.montanahotel.co.uk/
Radisson Blue Edwardian, Cromwell Road https://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/london-hotel-gb-sw7-5bt/gbvander
Hilton Doubletree, Queen’s Gate http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-london-kensington-LONLKDI/index.html
Rydges, Gloucester Road https://www.rydges.co.uk/
Bailey’s, Gloucester Road https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/london/the-baileys-hotel-london/
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, Cromwell Road http://www.hikensingtonforumhotel.co.uk/
Millennium Gloucester, Harrington Gardens https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/london/millennium-gloucester-hotel-london-kensington/
Ashburn Hotel, Cromwell Road http://www.ashburn-hotel.co.uk/
Villa Kensington, Ashburn Gardens http://www.thevillakensington.co.uk/default-en.html

TOP END HOTELS - £200+ per night
Walking time: 0-5 minutes
Gore, Queen’s Gate http://www.gorehotel.com/
Walking time: 5-10 minutes
Fifty-Four, Queen’s Gate http://www.fiftyfourboutiquehotel.co.uk/
Adria, Queen’s Gate http://www.theadria.com/default-en.html
Kensington, Queen’s Gate https://www.doylecollection.com/hotels/the-kensington-hotel
Pelham, Cromwell Place http://www.pelhamhotel.co.uk/
Ampersand, Harrington Road https://www.ampersandhotel.com/

LUXURY HOTELS - £300+ per night
A number of luxury hotels are situated close by - particularly on Knightsbridge, Kensington High Street and Brompton Road.

APARTHOTELS - c.£150-£200 per night
Walking time: 0-5 minutes
Citadines Aparthotel, Gloucester Road http://www.citadines.com/united-kingdom/london/citadines-south-kensington-london/index.html
Fraser Suites, Cromwell Road http://kensington.frasershospitality.com/en
Walking time: 5-10 minutes
Harrington, 1 Harrington Gardens https://www.theharrington.com/

Companion Programme

Based around the conference venue in the heart of Royal Kensington and Chelsea, the ICV 27 Companion Programme will explore the monuments, palaces, houses, gardens and hidden corners of this special corner of London. Highlights include the Royal Albert Hall - of Summer Proms fame; Kensington Palace - once home to Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana, and now to Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry; Leighton House - a ‘private palace of art’ with an extraordinary Arab Hall; Hyde Park and the Serpentine; Kensington Gardens and the Albert Memorial; and lovely Holland Park with its stunning Kyoto Garden. All entry charges are covered by the companion fee. Some meals and refreshments will also be included - details and full schedule to follow shortly. Companions will also have time for independent exploration - with shopping on Knightsbridge (Harrods, of course) or Kensington High Street, culture galore at the V&A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum, and excellent bus and tube links to enjoy all London’s wider attractions.

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