Travel and visas


Travel

These instructions will get you to UCL. To plan your journey, including walking and cycle routes, call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234 or check out their Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk

By London Underground (Tube)
The closest tube stations to UCL's Gower Street site are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/tube

By Bus
UCL's Gower Street site is served by many Transport for London bus routes. Buses travelling from north to south stop in Gower Street, immediately outside UCL's main gate, while those travelling from south to north stop outside Warren Street station, about five minutes' walk from UCL. Services to these stops include route numbers: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390. More information and a journey planner can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses

By National Rail
London has many mainline rail stations. Most of these are a short journey away from UCL, with the stations at Euston, King's Cross and St Pancras being within easy walking distance. Trains from London serve destinations across the UK. By being flexible and booking well in advance you will find rail travel offers excellent value for money. National Rail enquiries can be contacted on 08457 484950 or at www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Eurostar
St Pancras station is the London Eurostar terminal. Just a short Underground or bus ride, or 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. More information can be found at www.eurostar.com

By Coach
Coaches from London operate to most parts of the UK, many offering direct and very economical services. Details can be obtained from the TfL website at www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches

By Air
Below are directions to UCL from London's five main airports. 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 the journey.

If you are planning to use the Underground for part of your journey, try to avoid the peak periods of 8.00 to 9.00 am and 5.00 to 7.00 pm. Also, please be prepared to carry your luggage up escalators.

Details of trains from airports to central London can be obtained from National Rail at www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone enquiries 08457 484950.


Heathrow Airport
By London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
To Russell Square or King's Cross/St. Pancras. Journey time 55 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By Heathrow Express
To Paddington station. Journey time 15 minutes. See www.heathrowexpress.com for more information and fares.

From Paddington take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By coach
To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)

Heathrow Airport website: www.heathrowairport.com


Gatwick Airport
By train
Option 1: Gatwick Express to Victoria station. Journey time 30 minutes. See www.gatwickexpress.com for more information and fares. From Victoria take the London Underground (Victoria Line) to Warren Street. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

Option 2: First Capital Connect to St Pancras International station. Journey time 45 minutes. For more information and fares see www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk. From Kings Cross/St Pancras underground station take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 5 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By Coach
To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)

Gatwick Airport website: www.gatwickairport.com


Stansted Airport
By Train
Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Journey time 45 minutes. See www.stanstedexpress.com for more information and fares. From Liverpool Street take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 10 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

By Coach
To central London. Services are provided by a number of operators. See the Victoria Coach Station website for further details (www.tfl.gov.uk/coaches)

Stansted Airport website: www.stanstedairport.com


Luton Airport
By train
Take the shuttle bus from the airport to Luton Airport Parkway station. From there, catch a train to St Pancras. Journey time 45 minutes. For more information and fares see www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk

From Kings Cross/St Pancras underground station take the London Underground (Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan or Circle Lines) to Euston Square. Journey time 5 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster)

Luton Airport website: www.london-luton.co.uk


London City Airport
By Underground
Take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from London City Airport Station to Canning Town. From there, catch the London Underground to Warren Street (Jubilee Line, changing to the Victoria Line at Green Park). Journey time 40 minutes. Tube fares are considerably cheaper with an Oyster Card - see www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

London City Airport website: www.londoncityairport.com

Visas

Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://ukvisas.gov.uk.


Key dates

  • Poster submission deadline:
    12 May 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    30 April 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    22 May 2015