Travelling to the venue
Travelling to London
The following airports are all accessible to London:
Heathrow Airport (linked to central London by the Heathrow Express from London Paddington, Piccadilly Undergound Line, Airbus or taxi).
Transport links between Heathrow Airport to central London.
Gatwick Airport (linked to central London by the Gatwick Express from London Victoria, First Capital Connect trains, Airbus or taxi).
Transport links between Gatwick Airport and central London.
London Stansted (linked to central London by the Stansted Express from London Liverpool Street, national rail, Airbus or taxi).
Transport links between London Stansted Airport and central London.
London City (linked to central London by the London Underground/tube network and taxi).
Transport links between London City Airport and central London.
London Luton Airport (linked to central London by the First Capital Connect trains, Airbus or taxi).
Transport links between London Luton Airport and central London.
The British Rail train network connects London to all the major cities and most towns within the UK (and some European destinations). It is advisable to reserve your seat where possible. In addition, Eurostar trains go directly from London to Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel.
There are nine major British Rail train stations in London, each serving different parts of the UK. Therefore the station you travel from is determined by where you want to go. In order to make your journey more efficient, you need to know which station you leave from and how to get there.
London Transport have a 'Stationlink' bus service which runs between the major London British Rail stations; in addition all the stations are part of the Underground train network. It is reasonably easy to travel from one station to another.
On the trains, there are many levels of service, from Economy Class to First Class travel, restaurant facilities and Sleeper carriages (which allows you to have a bed to rest in during your journey).
In addition you can get information by visiting in person one of London Transport Information Centres at:
Heathrow Airport, terminals 1-4
Victoria, train station
Euston Station, train station
King's Cross, train station
Liverpool Street, train station
Oxford Circus, Underground station
Piccadilly, Underground station
St. James's Park, Underground station
Visit the following websites for travel information and online booking:
International phone: +44 (0)20 7278 5240
UK only phone: 08457 48 49 50
The Train Line
National Express operates coach services across the UK connecting London to major city destinations. For more information visit the National Express website.
Travelling to Charles Darwin House
Visit the Transport for London website to get up to date information on trains, tubes and bus services as well as route planners and maps.
Charles Darwin House is situated at a walking distance from the following underground stations:
Russell Square (Piccadilly line)
Holborn (Central and Piccadilly line)
Chancery Lane (Central line)
Farringdon (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City line)
Euston (Northern and Victoria line)
Kings Cross (Nothern, Victoria, Piccadilly, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City line)
View Tube Map
For more information visit the Transport for London website.
The following rail stations are located in the area of Charles Darwin House:
Kings Cross (1.1 miles)
Euston (1.3 miles)
St Pancras International (1.1 miles)
Charing Cross (1.6 miles)
Blackfriars (1.4 miles)
Farringdon (0.8 miles)
For further travel information visit the Transport for London and National Rail website.
For maps of the local area visit the MultiMap website.
We strongly advise delegates against driving into central London by car.
Parking is available at nearby NCP car parks, visit the NCP website for further details. Please note that parking costs are likely to be very high in the central London area.
For further directions and up to date travel information please refer to the AA or RAC for advice.
Please note that there is no parking available at Charles Darwin House.
London Congestion Charge Information
Transport for London will impose a charge of £8 per weekday on most vehicles being used in Central London. The charge is an area licence vehicles used in the central area zone must be registered. The payment is £8 per day and allows you to cross into and out of the zone unlimited amount of times on that specific day.
Zone operates: 07:00 to 18:00 weekdays
Pay by phone: 0845 900 1234 (UK only) or +44 20 7649 9122 (International)
Pay online: www.cclondon.com
Please see Transport for London Buses for further information.
Please ensure you only use a reputable mini-cabs or Black cabs. Most firms provide a safe and reliable service but there are a lot of unlicensed and bogus mini-cabs around.
Hackney Carriages / 'black cabs' (identified by the 'TAXI' sign on the roof) can be easily flagged down from the pavement.
Private Car Hire Services (including mini-cabs) can only be booked in advance by telephone. Both types display official licence plates on the outside of the vehicle and all legitimate drivers carry identification cards. It is advisable never to get into a private hire car/mini-cab you have not ordered.
Charges may be metered or pre-set, please check before travelling. Cab drivers expect to be tipped 10% of the total fare.