Accommodations and Transportation

Arrangements and expenses for travel and accommodations are the responsibility of each participant in the conference.


Hotel rooms are being held at the hotels (& Halls of Residence) listed below at a special rate for delegates attending WEIS 2009. Rooms are being held under the block name "UCL WEIS Conference." Please make certain to secure your room before the room blocks are released. Note: The cutoff date for discounted rates at all the hotels for the conference is June 1st, 2009. Normal rates may apply after this date.

To receive the discounted rates be sure to mention University College London (UCL) and the WEIS 2009 conference (if further confirmation is needed, please refer the hotel personnel to UCL's Department of Computer Science and the contact person Ms. JJ Giwa (see contacts details below)). Booking should be made early in order to assure availability at the discounted rate.

All hotels are within 15 minutes walking distance of UCL.


Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.


Conference Locations and Maps: Campus maps (University College London)

Lecture Room: Christopher Ingold Lecture Theatre (directions from various locations can be found using this tool).


There are three main airports in London and a few options for travel between airports and central London:

London is well-served by transport links, both for travelling to and from London from the UK, Europe and the wider world, and for getting around the city. UCL is located in the Bloomsbury district at the very centre of London.

Once you're in London you can travel on the famous London Underground (the tube), rail, taxi, bus, and more. Detailed information is available on the Transport for London web site.

Detailed maps and directions for getting to University College London are available here

London Underground

The closest underground stations to UCL are Euston Square on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City Lines, Goodge Street on the Northern Line and Warren Street on the Northern and Victoria Lines.

click here for a map of London Underground.


To see the various bus routes that serve UCL and the surrounding area please click here.

National Rail

London has many mainline rail stations. Most of these are a short journey away from UCL, with the stations at Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras being within easy walking distance. Trains from London serve destinations across the UK.

Official National Rail website


St Pancras International is the London Eurostar terminal. Just a few minutes’ walk from UCL, this offers you direct high speed rail connections to Paris (2hrs 15 mins) and Brussels (1hr 50 mins), with onward connections to many European destinations. Please see the current Eurostar timetable here.

Official Eurostar website

From Heathrow to UCL

By London Underground (Piccadilly Line) to Russell Square or King's Cross/St.Pancras. Journey time 55 minutes.

By Heathrow Express to Paddington station. Journey time 15 minutes. From Paddington take the London Underground (Hammersmith/City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square.

From Gatwick

By train from Gatwick to Victoria station. Journey time 30 minutes. From Victoria take the London Underground (Victoria Line) to Warren Street. Journey time 10 minutes.

By train to St Pancras station. Journey time 45 minutes. From Kings Cross/St Pancras underground station take the London Underground (Hammersmith/City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 5 minutes.

From Stansted

By the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Journey time 45 minutes. From Liverpool Street take the London Underground (Hammersmith/City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes.

There are bus and taxi alternatives from each of the airports. Taxis will be expensive, possibly over £50. Use only registered metered taxis from taxi ranks and confirm the approximate price before starting your journey.

Useful Links


Administrative Organizer

Ms JJ Giwa
Department of Computer Science
Room 5.25 - Malet Place
Engineering Building
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
landline: 0207 679 3669
mobile: 0781 332 1507
fax: 0207 387 1397


Adam Beautement
Department of Computer Science
University College London
London WC1E 6BT