Travel Information

‘Imperial Relations: Families in the British Empire’ will be held at Senate House, University of London, from 5-6 September 2011.

Finding Senate House

The University of London website has detailed maps and instructions for finding Senate House. For an interactive view of the area, see this map.

If you are arriving by car, there are car parks at Woburn Place and Bloomsbury Place. See here for details.

If you are arriving by tube, the nearest underground stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Central Line; note that the Northern Line is not currently stopping at TCR station), Euston Square (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line), and Euston Station (Victoria Line and Northern Line). If you are arriving early for the conference, please note that there will be weekend closures on some of the underground lines. Check this page on the Transport for London website for details of these closures. Otherwise, see the main TFL site for travel planning.

If you are arriving by bus, there are many routes that pass through the area. Some of the closest routes are on Russell Square (68, 91, 188), on Euston Road (10, 30, 91, 390), and on Gower Street (10, 24, 73, 79, 390). Check the TFL website (linked above) for excellent travel planning from your location; their journey planner is also effective for walking routes. Interactive bus maps can be found here.

If you are arriving by bicycle, there are lots of places to lock your bike in the surrounding area. There is also a place to hire bicycles if you are interested in cycling during your stay. See here for details.

If you are arriving by rail, the closest stations are Euston, King’s Cross and St. Pancras. All three are a short walk. Others are easily accessible by tube.

If you are arriving by plane, the Piccadilly Line runs direct from Heathrow Airport to Russell Square (approximately 45 minutes). Rail journeys (both Network Rail and the Gatwick Express, 30 minutes) run from Gatwick Airport to Victoria Station, from where you can take the tube (Victoria Line) to Euston Station.

If you have any questions about transportation, please let us know!

Finding the Rooms in Senate House

The conference will be held in Room G35 (the Bloomsbury Room), Senate House, South Block. This room is on the ground floor, to the left after the grand lobby staircase. The reception on Monday evening will be held in Room G37 (the Bedford Room), also in Senate House, South Block, to the left of the grand staircase.

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