IEEE PIMRC'13 HOTEL & TRAVEL
Hilton London Metropole
PIMRC 2013 will be held in the 4-star Hilton London Metropole – one of Europe’s largest hotel and conference centres. Based in central London, the hotel is just a ten minute walk from Oxford Street, and is close to the transport links at Paddington Station for the Heathrow Express or the London Underground.
For delegates wishing to stay at the conference venue, the Hilton London Metropole will hold 200 rooms until Friday 12 July 2013.
Rates (including English breakfast)
Single room: 154GBP per night plus VAT (20%)
Double room: 174GBP per night plus VAT (20%)
Individual guests should call the hotel to make their own reservations (quoting a booking code that will be issued at a later date). Individuals will settle their own accounts for rooms, tax and extras on departure.
For more information about the Hilton London Metropole: http://www.hiltonlondonmet.com/
If you would to book an alternative hotel, a comprehensive guide to hotels in London, including search and booking facilities can be found here: http://www.visitlondon.com/accommodation/
Travelling from Heathrow Airport
The fastest and easiest way to reach the Hilton London Metropole from Heathrow Airport is via the Heathrow Express rail link. With trains departing every 15 minutes, the journey takes just 15 minutes from the airport to Paddington Station. The hotel is then only a five minute walk from the station or a very short taxi ride.
To find out more information about the Heathrow Express or to book tickets, please visit their website: http://www.heathrowexpress.com
Alternatively a taxi from Heathrow Airport to the Hilton London Metropole will take approximately 40 minutes and will cost around £60.
Travelling from Gatwick Airport
If you are arriving at Gatwick airport, the Gatwick Express train will take you from the airport to London Victoria Station in 30 minutes. From Victoria Station take the London Underground Circle Line to Edgware Road Station or Paddington Station – both are a five minute walk from the hotel.
For more information, and to book tickets, please visit the Gatwick Express website: http://www.gatwickexpress.com/
Alternatively a taxi from Gatwick Airport to the Hilton London Metropole will take approximately 1hour 10minutes and will cost around £100.
Travelling from London City Airport
To get to the Hilton London Metropole from London City Airport, take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from the airport to Canning Town station, followed by the London Underground Jubilee Line to Baker Street, and finally the Bakerloo line to either Edgware Road or Paddington Station – both are a five minute walk from the hotel. This journey will take approximately 40 minutes.
For more information about transport to and from London City Airport please see their website: http://www.londoncityairport.com
Travelling from King’s Cross St Pancras Station (Eurostar)
The Hilton London Metropole is very easily reached from King’s Cross St Pancras if you are travelling to London on the Eurostar. Simply take the London Underground Circle Line to either Edgware Road or Paddington Station (both are just a five minute walk from the hotel). This journey will take approximately 10 minutes.
Transport for London
has more information about travel in London including maps, a journey planner and live service information
Weather in September
London’s average temperature in September is 16°C/60°F, with an average high of 20°C/68°F and an average low of 11°/52°F.
General Tourist information
is London’s official visitor guide and has lots of useful information for your trip, including maps of the city.
For further information, please contact Ms. Helen Chapman