Venue & Travel Information

Travelling to the UK

London has six major airports: London City Airport, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, London Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport and London Southend Airport. Heathrow and Gatwick airports have convenient and fast trains directly into the centre of London: Heathrow Express  and Gatwick Express


Getting to the conference venue

27th May – Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) 

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre is located at 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG. The closest tube station are Warren Street (Victoria Line) and Goodge Street (Northern Line). For more information visit: 

28th May – Francis Crick Institute (FCI) 

The Francis Crick Institute is located at 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT (a 23 min walk from the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, or 12-minute car ride). The nearest tube stations to the Francis Crick Institute are King’s Cross St Pancras (Northern, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. Station has step-free access) and Euston station (Victoria, Northern, London Overground lines). For further details please visit:

The London Underground is one of the best ways of moving around London. You can find maps, travel planners and live departures on their website:


There is a wide range of accommodation options in London, suited to all budget types and needs. You can use search engines such as to find hotel options, but below is a list of hotels located along Euston Road, which is in between the two conference venues.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel ***** (20 mins walking to SWC, 5 mins walking to FCI)

Hilton London Euston ****  (14 mins walking to SWC, 10 mins walking to FCI)

Pullman London St Pancras ****  (19 mins walking to SWC, 6 mins walking to FCI)

Bloomsbury Street Hotel ****  (14 mins walking to SWC, 25 mins walking to FCI).

Premier Inn London St Pancras – *** (19 mins walking to SWC, 5 mins walking to FCI)

Travelodge London Centre Euston ** (16 mins walking to SWC, 9 mins walking to FCI)

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