ICIC workshop - practical information



If you are traveling through Heathrow, the easiest and cheapest way to get to Imperial College is to take the Piccadilly line of the London Underground (£5.30, 40min) to Gloucester Road station. The most comfortable and fastest way is to take the Heathrow Express (~ £18, 15min) to Paddington station, and then take a Cab to your hotel (~ £10).


If you are traveling through Gatwick, you need to take a train to Victoria station. The Gatwick Express is a simple (30 min) option, but there are a number of other trains that serve the same route and can be much cheaper at weekend and other off peak times. But be sure to check the travel time, since some of these trains are much slower. Depending on the time of travel, there may be significant savings from booking on line and/or booking return (round trip) tickets. From Victoria station you can either take the London Underground (£4.30, District/Circle line) to Gloucester Road or take a Cab to your hotel.


If you are planning to take the Underground a few times during your visit, pick up an Oyster Card. It is much cheaper and much faster than buying tickets for each Underground journey.


Sunday Evening


If you are in London on Sunday evening, please join Alan Heavens at The Queen's Arms Pub from 7.30pm where drinks or dinner are available. The Queen's Arms is a very short walk from Imperial.  You can find a map to pub and the conference venues here. Alan will be at the pub until at least 9.30pm.


Breakfast and Registration


A continental breakfast will be provided during Registration, between 8.00 and 9.15 both on Monday and Tuesday. 


Mon/Tue lunch and Tue evening dinner


Those meals are not organized and participants are free to explore the local restaurants and cafes. A few suggestions can be found here



Workshop sessions will be in the Clore Lecture Theatre  of the Huxley Building (see map). If you enter from Queen's Gate, Clore is straight ahead on your right.


Special Security at Imperial College for the Olympics. Even though the Olympics are over, the Para-Olympics are coming up soon and special security measures remain in place at Imperial. All campus buildings are locked 24 hours a day. There will be someone to let you in at the Queen's Gate entrance to the Huxley Building (see map) during registration and after lunch. If you need to enter at a different time, let us know in advance if possible by e-mailing

catherine.watkinson@ null googlemail.com or by calling her on site at 0791 776 8600.


Workshop Dinner


An Indian dinner in included with your registration on Monday evening. (Zaika is on Kennsington High Street, a 10-15 minute walk. Dinner will be served family style and will include vegetarian options. If you are vegetarian or will not be able to attend the dinner, please dvandyk@ null imperial.ac.uk.


In order for us to arrange for enough vegetarian food, please notify us by 15 August.




Wifi will be available at the workshop. Details will be provided in your registration package.