Practical Info

Staying in the Bloomsbury Area

Accommodation: Below is a list of hotels within close proximity to the University campus. All relevant contact information may be found on the hotel’s website. Owing to the nearness of the holiday season, we recommend booking a room as soon as you are able.

As the programme of the meeting will cover the three full days (17-19 December), we recommend that you arrive the day prior to the meeting, the 16th, and depart in the late evening/night of the 19th or the following day.

Travel To and Around London

The Campus: SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG, Tel: +44 (0)20 7637 2388

From the Airports: There are a number of London airports, some of which cater exclusively to budget airlines, and all are accessible by some form of public transport. Below are links for information about how to travel from any of the major London airports:

 Transportation: The easiest way to get to SOAS from outside the area is by using the Underground. The nearest station is Russell Square which is on the Piccadilly Line. Links for Underground maps can be found here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/standard-tube-map.pdf

A map of the station in relation to SOAS can be found here: http://www.soas.ac.uk/visitors/location/maps/#RussellSquareCampusMap

If you choose to stay in any one of the nearby hotels listed above, you should be able to walk to the campus within ten minutes. Here is a map of SOAS and the surrounding area: http://www.soas.ac.uk/visitors/location/maps/#InteractiveMap

There are also a number of buses accessible which travel from stops just outside the campus. A bus map can be found here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/