In keeping with a Mathematical Sciences building, it has a distinct geometrical pattern on the outside, which is easily spotted from the Mile End Road:
The meeting will start at 10am and finish early evening, so there will be no need for many attendees to stay overnight. For those that have a long journey, there may be accommodation available on-campus, in student residences. Information and online booking can be found here
. Please note, no block-booking has been made for this meeting, so accommodation will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Alternatively, there are many hotels in London suitable for all budgets and tastes, but most are not within walking distance of the Mile End campus, and will require a short (or long) journey on public transport. Beware, sometimes the closer hotels take a considerable time to reach campus, especially if they are not close to an underground station (the buses can be somewhat unreliable). A good location for a hotel is near the Stratford mainline train station, which is just a 3 minute underground journey from Mile End station (closest to the campus - see below).
How to get here
We anticipate most people to arrive to campus by underground train. Please see the Transport for London
website for detailed journey plans and timetables. An underground map can be downloaded from here
. The two closest underground stations to the campus are Mile End (Central Line, District Line, Hammersmith & City Line) and Stepney Green (District Line, Hammersmith & City Line). Both are a short walk, taking no more than 5 minutes. The Central Line is the fastest of the three when coming from Central London. A map to the campus from the two closest underground stations can be found here
There are four main London airports:
London Heathrow: the largest of all four, situated west of the city. There are two main routes to QMUL:
1. Take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington (15 minutes), then the underground to Mile End (30 minutes). Either take the Hammersmith & City Line, direct to Mile End, or the Bakerloo Line changing at Oxford Circus to the Central Line to Mile End. The Heathrow Express journey is quite expensive (£32 return plus underground).
2. Take the underground to Holborn (45 minutes), then change to the Central Line to Mile End (20 minutes).
London Gatwick: the second largest airport in London, situated south of the city. Once arrived, take the train to London Bridge (do not go to London Victoria, or any other station), then take the Northern Line to Bank, changing to the Central Line to Mile End.
London Stansted: The home of budget airlines, it is situated to the north of London. Take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street, then the underground to Mile End. Take the Hammersmith and City (slow) or Central Line (fast) direct to Mile End.
London City: The smallest and closest of all the airports, with connections to most European cities. Take the DLR to Stratford (if no direct trains, take the first train to Canning Town and change). Then take the Central Line to Mile End.
London is well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe by train. There are many UK mainline train stations in London; any Central London UK mainline station will have good underground connections to QMUL. Some Eurostar trains stop at Stratford International, the closest Eurostar terminal to QMUL. The main Eurostar station is St. Pancras International, a short underground journey from QMUL. See below for an underground map with the major train stations highlighted.
It is not recommended to drive to the campus. There is no on-campus car park for delegates, and restricted parking in the streets surrounding the Mile End campus. It may be possible to use a multi-story car park, for example in Stratford, at considerable cost. If you need a parking space, due to for example reduced mobility, please contact Alan Drew to arrange a solution. QMUL is not in the congestion charge zone, so if you do decide to drive, you will not have to register your car (unless you decide to drive through the congestion zone in Central London!).