Highlights will take place in the Mile End campus of Queen Mary University of London. It will be located in particular in the People’s Palace (building n.16 in this campus map).
The closest tube stations are Stepney Green and Mile End. For travel planning to the venue we recommend using the “directions” option in this google map. You can use the postal code E1 4NS to locate the campus.
There are several options for eating or having a drink near Queen Mary. The cheapest option is the pub The Half Moon on Mile End Road situated between Queen Mary and Stepney Green Station. Nearby is the Turkish restaurant Efes (230 Mile End Road), and the more expensive but good quality Italian restaurant Verdi (237 Mile End Road).
Near Mile End Tube Station there is the chain chicken restaurant Nando’s (552 Mile End Road), the burger locale Greedy Cow (2 Grove Rd), the reasonably priced Persian restaurant Ariana (2 Midlothian Road) and The Morgan Arms (gastro pub, 43 Morgan Street).
There is an abundance of eating options throughout London, with good restaurants to be found in and around Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Soho, and beyond. For the more well-known options, book ahead if possible, or expect to wait on the door.
We know of the following hotels that are reachable on foot in ~20 mins:
Moreover, there is a plethora of hotels easily reachable by tube from Queen Mary, especially in the Stratford Olympic park area (one stop from Mile End on the Central line — note this is London Stratford, not Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon!).
Finally, you may want to consider more affordable options like Airbnb (use usual caution when booking).
The best way to travel on the public transport system in London is by using a “contactless” credit card. The second best option is to purchase an Oyster card for a small deposit. This is a pay-as-you-go card which you can buy at tube stations or online (this service delivers the card to your home country). You can still buy single paper tickets but: (a) they are way more expensive, and (b) you cannot use them on buses.
There is no official London transport mobile app. The TfL Journey Planner website works well on mobile. Citymapper is a popular 3rd party travel app.
The cheapest travel option is to cycle to/from Queen Mary using city bikes. There are several docking stations around Queen Mary and the cycle superhighways offer routes largely segregated from traffic. The scheme costs £2 per 24 hours and you can make an unlimited number of journeys each lasting less than 30 minutes. Check their website for all details. There are thousands of available bikes all over London, however if your hotel is east of Queen Mary check on the map if there are docking stations nearby.
Also cab sharing can be an option. Apart from the classic British black cabs (reasonable to use when 4 or 5 share the fare) there is an increasing presence of the cheaper Uber cars.
Location TBC. It will be in London.
Reachability Problems 2017
Royal Holloway University of London
7-9 September 2017