Getting Here


 Getting Here

 The Fifth International Workshop for African Archaeobotany will be held 2-5 July, 2006
at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.






Institute of


Getting Here



Bloomsbury and London

The conference will be held in Bloomsbury, an area of Central London associated with Britain’s cultural and artistic life since the establishment of the British Museum in 1753. For a map of the area, please click here. A number of colleges belonging to the University of London, including University College and the School of Oriental and African Studies, are in Bloomsbury.

There are many bookshops in the area, including near UCL and in the streets south of the British Museum (for a full list, cf. "Bloomsbury Booksellers" on the Jarndyce website).

For more details about the city, visitors can refer to the website of the London Tourist Board or - the latter has a downloadable London Guide. They are also advised to consult one of the excellent guidebooks to the city: Lonely Planet and the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Guide are just two among many. For information about what's on during the conference, Time Out magazine is a good source; and there are also useful websites, including London Town
and LondonNet.

London is rich in museums and galleries and a number of these are of particular interest to those studying Africa or Egypt . Principal among them is the British Museum. London is also rich in theatre; and during July, there should be over one hundred plays on offer. Details can be found in Time Out or on the London Theatre website.

  International Transport There are five international airports in the London area. The London Underground runs from Heathrow, while other airports have train connections. Heathrow express is also a fast (15 minute) train connection to Paddington Station in London. For more information on for getting to/from London airports, try here.

Local Transport The conference location is close to three major train stations: Euston, St. Pancras and King’s Cross. Details of train timetables are available from National Rail. The closest Underground (Tube) stations are: to the west, Goodge Street and Warren Street;to the east, Russell Square; and to the North, Euston, Euston Square and King’s Cross-St. Pancras. For a Tube map, please click here. Taxis are to be found at the three main stations, or can be hailed on the street. It is always best to use a black cab, as these are more tightly regulated than "minicabs". 

Maps For maps to help you find UCL and the Institute of Archaeology, follow this link

Food A list of local places to eat (coming soon!)


Send mail to with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: 14/10/05