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We will provide you with all the info you need to know to get to and from our venues including bus routes and underground lines. We will even include the engineering works for the weekend. This will be available closer to the event.

Currently planned closures on the BBB weekend include:

Friday: no tube closures planned

Saturday: some disruption: the North West side of the Circle line, the East side of the Hammersmith and City, District and London Overground lines. For more info see link

Sunday: some disruption: the North West side of the Circle line, the East side of the Hammersmith and City line, District line, and parts of the London Overground line, the Waterloo and City line. For more info see link

If you’re new to London here are some of our top travel tips:

1. Get an Oyster Card!

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An Oyster Card is a cheap and easy way to travel around London. Buy one for about £5 and then top it up with £10-£20 at a tube or train station for cheap and easy travel on trains, buses, underground, DLR and TFL ferries!contactless

Alternatively if your credit or debit card has a contactless symbol you can use it in the same way as an Oyster Card.

2. Uber

Uber is a cheap and safe way to take taxis in London – everything is done on your phone, download the app and you don’t need to worry about cash, it takes the payment direct from your bank account at the end of the journey. There is a lot of debate about Uber and their drivers but we hear a lot of good things and it is an affordable way to travel door to door

3. Taxis – Black Cabs or pre-booked taxi companies

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If you’re taking a taxi we recommend either taking a black cab as they are safe and certified.

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Alternatively you can pre-book a taxi, some taxi companies commonly used in the West London area include:

ABC Cars: 020 7937 2315

Media Cars London: 020 7231 9922private-hire-badge_rdax_400x200

Addison Lee: 020 7387 8888

Minicabs of London: 020 8432 4324

Address for the Imperial College venue is Imperial College Beit Hall, 2 Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BB

Beware of getting into unlicensed taxi cabs – look for the symbol of your booked cab to be sure!

4. The TFL website

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The Transport For London website can give you a wealth of information about planning your journey including road closures, bus diversions, closed tube lines and more. It is more reliable than Google Maps in that respect, so make sure you check it if you’re planning on using public transport!

5. National Rail or the Trainline website

If you’re travelling to and from an airport you can check your train times and get help planning your journey on the National Rail website or the Trainline website – they both also have apps so you can see information more instantly on your phone.

Getting to Imperial College Union By Public Transport

 Underground

South Kensington and Gloucester Road are the closest Underground stations.

Walking takes approximately 10 minutes from both stations.
Alternatively we would recommend you take a Tube to Hyde Park Corner on the Piccadilly line and catch bus 9, 10, 702 from just across the road.
Route 9 is also serviced by a fantastic old Routemaster bus for just the usual TFL charge.

By Bus

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No. Route
9 Aldwych to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore outside Royal Albert Hall
10 King’s Cross Station to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore outside Royal Albert Hall
52 Victoria to Willesden stopping on Kensington Gore outside Royal Albert Hall
70 Acton to South Kensington, stopping on Queen’s Gate, 2 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall
360 Elephant & Castle to the Hall, stopping on Prince Consort Road, 1 minute walk from Royal Albert Hall
452 Wandsworth Road Station to Kensal Rise stopping on Kensington Gore outside Royal Albert Hall