Participants must make their own arrangements for accommodation when attending conferences and other events at the Institute of English Studies.
Please note the information provided below is for guidance purposes only, and does not represent an endorsement of any kind. For accurate rates and booking information, please contact the hotel/accommodation provider directly.
University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Click here for maps.
We are situated in the heart of Bloomsbury at the south end of the University precinct, next to the British Museum and very close to the British Library and the West End. We are surrounded on all sides by bars, restaurants, cafes, bookshops, tube stations, bus stops and things to see and do. Many of central London’s key attractions and most exciting neighbourhoods are within walking distance, including Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and the River Thames.
Senate House benefits from superb transport connections to London’s tube network, and can be reached from London’s five airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, City and Gatwick) in less than an hour. It is within a few minutes’ walk of major national rail stations Euston and King’s Cross, and the International Eurostar terminus at St Pancras.
Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 32km (20 miles) to the west of central London, about one hour's journey by Tube to Russell Square station (Picadilly Line), or 15 minutes by Heathrow Express to Paddington Station.
London Gatwick (LGW) is 45km (28 miles) south of London, about 30 minutes to Victoria Station.
London City Airport (LCY) is 9.5km (6 miles) east of Central London. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) leaves LCY every 8 to 15 minutes with an approximate 20 minute journey to the Tube connections at Bank Station.
London Luton Airport (LTN) is 56km (35 miles) north-west of Central London, about 25 minutes to King’s Cross Station.
London Stansted Airport (STN) is 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London, 47 minutes by train to Liverpool Street Station.
Senate House is a short walk from the following tube stations: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines) and Euston Square (Metropolitan, District, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines).
Paper tickets are being phased out of London’s travel network. Payment on tube and bus may be made per journey by contactless debit or credit card, or Oyster cards may be purchased from tube stations and topped up for multiple journeys. NB: Cards must be touched in and out at either end of tube journeys, but only touched in once when you board a bus. Cash is no longer used on London buses, but may still be used in tube stations.
For the most up to date London travel information and network maps please see the Transport for London website.
Bloomsbury has one of London’s greatest concentrations of hotel options at affordable rates per night. Below are a number of local options for individual booking. Where prices are given these are accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing, but you should check with the relevant hotel or B&B for up-to-date rates and reservation information.