Travel information for Frontiers of Nevanlinna Theory 4: Nevanlinna theory and number theory
Lectures will take place in
25 Gordon Street
This building contains University College London's
Department of Mathematics and Student Union.
Most participants are staying in either the Imperial Hotel
the Melia White House,
both of which are about a
12-15 minute walk from the Department of Mathematics (but in more-or-less opposite directions).
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. The Imperial Hotel is close to both Russell Square and Holborn, while the Melia White House is very close to Great Portland Street. If you are going to make several journeys on the tube and/or London buses, you should consider buying an Oyster card.
London's transport system is being "upgraded" (i.e. thrown into complete chaos) 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.
There is only one underground line at Heathrow - the westbound
service. For the Imperial Hotel, get off at Russell Square - there's not much point using the faster and more expensive Heathrow Express for the Imperial Hotel as you'll have the extra hassle of changing trains. For UCL or the Melia White House take the Piccadilly line to Kings Cross/St Pancras or the Heathrow express (more expensive) to Paddington and then follow the directions below.
For the Imperial Hotel, take a train to London Bridge and then the
line to Kings Cross/St Pancras and follow the directions below.
For UCL and the Melia White House, take a train to Farringdon and then take a westbound
Take the free shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway and then take a train to London St Pancras (see below).
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 10-15 minutes by foot away from the
Imperial Hotel and the Department of Mathematics and about 15-20 minutes walk to the Melia White House. If you don't want to walk to the workshop,
take the westbound
line one stop to Euston Square for UCL or two stops to Great Portland Street for the Melia White House. For the Imperial Hotel, take the
line one stop to Russell Square.
The conference venue is a couple of minutes walk away. The Imperial Hotel is about 12-15 minutes walk away and the Melia White House is about 5-10 minutes away.
Liverpool Street and Farringdon Stations
Take the westbound
line. For the Imperial Hotel, change at Kings Cross/St Pancras. For UCL stay continue to the next stop - Euston Square, or stay for one more stop (Great Portland Street) for the Melia White House.
Take the eastbound
line. For the Melia White House, get out at Great Portland Street and for UCL, get out at Euston Square. For the Imperial Hotel, change at Kings Cross/St Pancras (or get out and walk).
Take the northbound
line. For UCL or the Melia White House, get out at Euston Station. For the Imperial Hotel, go to the next stop: Kings Cross St Pancras.
London Bridge Station
Take the northbound
line. For the Imperial Hotel, go to Kings Cross St Pancras. For UCL or the Melia White House, get out at Euston Station.
Arrival by car