Getting to London

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. London is often considered as the world's leading global city and has been termed as the world's most powerful, most-visited city, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most popular for work, and the most vegetarian friendly city in the world. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region. London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret's Church; and the historic settlement in Greenwich. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard. London has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting events and London’s Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

Local Tours

If you are interested in touring the sites of London and the surrounding areas after the sessions, please click through to Visit London.

Visa Requirements

It is recommended to apply as early as possible for a Visa as the application process can be time consuming. Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin.

Currently EU citizens as well as visitors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA do not need a Visa to enter the UK. Regulations, however, are subject to change. It is therefore recommended to check whether you require a Visa.

Please refer to the UK’s Visas and Immigration website or visit your local British Embassy (or Consulate) for more information.

Please note that the IASP is not responsible for the information provided on external websites.

Arriving in London

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London has three major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow which are located 18-63 km from the Congress venue, the Hilton Metropole Hotel. More details.

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Coach / Bus
Coaches are a good option for cheap travel to London from almost anywhere in the UK or Europe. You'll find today's coaches are modern, comfortable and reliable. More details.

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If it is your first time using a car in the UK remember to drive on the left! London is easy to reach using the UK's motorway network – with the M1, M2, M3, M4, M11, M20, M23, M25 and M40 motorways in or near London – as well as a multitude of major A-roads. All of London's motorways intersect the M25 orbital motorway. There are good road connections with London's airports and relevant ports. You can also bring a car or motorcycle into the UK via Eurotunnel or ferry. More details.

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You can travel to London via EuroStar with direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Brussels, Lille. The city’s major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to London and anywhere by train without any difficulties. More details.

Traveling to the Hilton Metropole Hotel

Hilton London Metropole is just a two minute walk from both Edgware Road underground stations serving the Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines. Discover several attractions only a 10 minute walk away, including Oxford Street shopping, Marble Arch and Hyde Park. Reach both Regent’s Park and ZSL London Zoo via a 5-minute underground journey. Paddington Station is only a 10 minute walk away and offers easy access to Notting Hill and High Street Kensington.

There are several very efficient direct public transport options to access the Congress venue, the Hilton Metropole Hotel.

Street Address: 225 Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU, UK

More details on taxis, driving directions, parking, airport bus, city bus, London Underground.