Travel information for Frontiers of Nevanlinna Theory 2: p-adic function theory and arithmetic dynamics

General information

Lectures will take place in 25 Gordon Street in Bloomsbury. This building contains University College London's Department of Mathematics and Student Union. The lecture theatre is a 10-12 minute walk from John Dodgson House (map) where most speakers are staying.

The best way to get around London is to use the Underground (London's subway system, affectionately known as the tube). The tube map is very useful. There are many tube stops close to both UCL. The closest tube station to the lecture theatre is Euston Square. John Dodgson House is close to both Kings Cross/St Pancras and Euston Square. If you are going to make several journeys on the tube and/or London buses, you should consider buying an Oyster card. It's almost always cheaper and more convenient. Please be aware that there will be several other function theory/Nevanlinna theory meetings in London over the next couple of years, so I hope you'll have many opportunities to use your Oyster card again!

London's transport system is being upgraded for the 2012 Olympics. Some lines are closed for engineering work on weekends. Ask a member of staff if this happens. Planned engineering work and other line closures will be announced at the Transport for London website.

Arrival by air

London is served by several airports.

Heathrow Airport

There is only one underground line at Heathrow - the westbound
service. Take this train to Kings Cross/St Pancras. There's not much point taking the more expensive Heathrow Express as you'll have the extra hassle of changing trains.

Gatwick Airport

Take the to Victoria Station and follow the directions for the tube below.

Luton Airport

Take the free shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway and then take a train to London St Pancras (see below).

Stansted Airport

Take the to Liverpool Street Station and follow the directions for the tube below.

Arrival by train

The pricing structure for trains in the UK is difficult to follow. When buying your ticket at the station, it's usually cheaper to buy a return (i.e. roundtrip) ticket than two single tickets - especially if both journeys are on the same day. Ask when you buy your ticket.

Euston Station, Kings Cross Station and St Pancras International are all walking distance from the venue.

St Pancras International (Eurostar) and Kings Cross Station

The Eurostar is the best way to reach London from Belgium and most of France (Paris in particular). The Eurostar terminates at St Pancras Station, which is about 10 or 15 minutes by foot away from the John Dodgson House and the Mathematics Department respectively. If you don't want to walk to the workshop, take the
  Hammersmith & City 
line one stop to Euston Square.

Euston Station

The conference venue is a couple of minutes walk away. The hotel is about 10 minutes away.

Liverpool Street and Farringdon Stations

Take the westbound
  Hammersmith & City 
line. For John Dodgson House, get out at Kings Cross/St Pancras. For UCL stay continue to the next stop: Euston Square.

Paddington Station

Take the eastbound
  Hammersmith & City 
line. For UCL, get out at Euston Square. For John Dodgson House, get out at Kings Cross/St Pancras.

Victoria Station

Take the northbound
line. For the workshop, get out at Euston Station. For John Dodgson House, get out at the next stop: Kings Cross St Pancras.

London Bridge Station

Take the northbound
line. For UCL, get out at Euston Station. For John Dodgson House, get out at Kings Cross/St Pancras.

Arrival by car