Welcome to London – one of the most exciting cities in the World!
London has it all: history, fashion, food, shopping, shows, museums, opera, ballet, the list goes on. In 1777 Samuel Johnson said: “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
The venue for ICV27 is Imperial College in Kensington, right in the heart of the museum district, with the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum all within walking district; next door to the Royal Albert Hall and opposite London’s Hyde Park. Knightsbridge is just down the road, and beyond that is the West End of London with restaurants, clubs, shows and cinemas.
London is a fantastic place to visit.
Imperial College has its origins in the Great Exhibition of 1851. The surplus from the Exhibition was used to found several Royal Colleges and Schools in the area next to the Exhibition’s site in Hyde Park. In 1907 these amalgamated to form the Imperial College of Science and Technology, a college of the University of London. Since 2003 it has awarded degrees in its own name.
Only the building of the Royal School of Mines remains as all the other parts have been redeveloped over the last hundred years.
London Heathrow is a major international hub, with flights to 185 airports in 84 countries. The airport is connected to our venue by the Piccadilly line of the London Underground (use South Kensington Station), or take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and Imperial College is a short taxi ride away across Hyde Park. You can also get a taxi directly from the airport, but such long journeys are expensive in London Taxis (about £50 each way).
Imperial College and its accommodation are within easy reach of the rest of London by bus, metro (the Underground) and taxi. South Kensington is the closest station and is served by the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines.