Booking your Accommodation for EuroPerio8 – Tips from a Londoner
These tips are some subjective thoughts about deciding on your accommodation. They are not intended as definitive recommendations but are given to help you decide on your options.
London is a huge city which can easily take over 1 hour to travel from one side to the other. The conference venue, ExCeL London, is in the East of London and easily accessible by the Jubilee Line on the underground railway (the tube), with a change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). ExCeL London is served directly by 2 stations on the DLR.
Approximate travelling times by public transport:
- Canary Wharf area 10 minutes
- London Bridge/City of London area 25 minutes
- Central London – West End 40 minutes.
- Greenwich 15 minutes.
Generally, hotel prices, as in all big cities, are not cheap, although there are some real bargains to be had if you are looking for a budget hotel in an unfashionable area. Price is generally a good reflection of the hotel quality and its location. If you wish, it is possible to stay in central London in some of the most famous hotels in the world, but this will generally be at a premium price!
We have selected a range of hotels for booking through our accommodation sites:
On-Site Hotels: There are several on-site hotel options and these obviously have the advantage of being within walking distance to the conference centre. Generally there are not many restaurants or other night life in this area but other areas are easily accessible by public transport.
City Hotels: We have also selected a range of hotels off site with a range of prices. Generally these have been chosen for their reasonable proximity to transport links to ExCeL London, such as around London Bridge and Westminster, for the Jubilee Line on the tube.
Other Options: Obviously you may choose to find your own accommodation through online searching. The first tip is to try to stay either in East London or Central London to avoid long travelling times to the conference venue. If in doubt, generally look for post codes that begin with E, EC, or SE1. Also WC1 and WC2 for the very heart of Central London in the West End.