Conference Venue





Strand, London WC2R 2LS, London, UK

management conference

How to get to the Strand Campus

Temple (District and Circle lines): 2 minute walk. Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 10 minute walk, Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 10 minute walk, Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines): 12 minute walk, Holborn (Central and Picadilly lines): 12 minute walk, Chancery Lane (Central line): use exit 4 – 15 minute walk.

Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 12 minute walk. Waterloo East: 10 minute walk. Blackfriars: 12 minute walk.

Buses stopping outside the university: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.

A shuttle bus service is available for staff and students (carrying their college ID) wishing to travel between the Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital sites, the latter also being within walking distance of Waterloo and the Strand. The pick-up and drop-off points are:

  • at St Thomas’, the lower-ground car park opposite the Florence Nightingale Museum
  • at Guy’s Campus, on Great Maze Pond on the lay-by to the Bloomfield Clinic.

No public parking, but a pay and display parking system operates in nearby streets including Surrey Street. Motocycle bays are available in the Strand, Arundel Street, Temple Place and other nearby streets.

Weekend and evening bicycle parking after 20.00 is permitted at the Strand entrance opposite Security. Please note that any bicycles left in this location after 08.30 Monday to Friday will be removed. No responsibility will be accepted for the replacement of locks or costs incurred. No bicycles are permitted to be brought into the buildings or chained to railings.

Students and staff may park at the Strand Campus secure bicycle park off Strand Lane but must register with Strand Campus Security for access.  There is bike parking in the streets, and Barclays Cycle Hire bikes are available close by.


The pound Sterling (£), sometimes just called “Sterling”, is the official currency of the UK. You can change your money into pounds in different ways, but you can’t actually spend your own national currency, not even Euros, without exchanging it first. There are lots of places you can change money in Britain:
bureaux de change on high streets, in airports and major railway stations
travel agents
Post Offices


You need to prove your medicine is prescribed to you if:
it contains a ‘controlled drug’
you have it on you when you’re entering the UK
ALSO, When entering the UK, you need to either:
carry a letter of proof that the medicine was prescribed to you
get a personal license if you’re travelling in the UK for at least 3 months or carrying enough of the medicine to last you that long
For more information, you can check with the embassy about the rules before you travel

Visa and entry

If you’re planning an adventure to the UK, you may need to organise a visa. Whether you need one or not depends on your nationality and your reason for visiting.

If you’re visiting from the EU:

For the most up-to-date information on visiting the UK for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, please see the official government website.

If you’re visiting from the Rest of the World

If you’re an American, Canadian or Australian tourist, you’ll be able to travel visa-free throughout the UK, providing you have a valid passport and your reason for visiting meets the immigration rules.

If you’re a tourist visiting from Brazil, South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, you are able to travel visa-free around the UK. This also applies to nationals from some additional South American and Caribbean countries. You can check if you need a UK visa here.

If you’re a national of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, or the UAE and you’re planning to visit the UK, you may be able to get an electronic visa waiver instead of a visa. You can find further details at

Air Travel

Flying to the UK from countries all over the world is easy, with London Heathrow the largest airport in Europe and well connected to central London. Other key international airports in the UK include London’s Gatwick, Stansted, City and Luton; in the north of England Manchester and Newcastle; in west England Birmingham; in Wales Cardiff; in Scotland Glasgow and Edinburgh, and in Northern Ireland Belfast.

Train Travel

Train is often the quickest and greenest way to travel, and London is the hub of the UK’s extensive rail network Travel to London by train and arrive in the capital after a scenic journey. As well as being a much greener mode of transport, trains to London are often faster than driving or flying. If you’re coming from Europe, the Eurostar train via the Channel Tunnel is a great option. Eurostar’s London terminal is at St Pancras International station

Public Transport

London has one of the largest public transport networks in the world, with integrated underground, train and bus systems spanning the city.

London’s iconic double-decker buses are a convenient and cheap way to travel around the city, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities along the way.

London Underground: The Tube
The London Underground rail network, also called “the Tube,” is a great way to travel to, from and around central London.

With iconic London black cabs and minicabs, you can travel around London by taxi.

London cycle hire scheme
Santander Cycles, London’s public bicycle hire scheme, is a great way to travel around the city. The first half hour is free, so grab a bike and get riding.

Riverboat services
Travelling on the river is a great way to get around London. You’ll beat the traffic and enjoy fantastic views of London along the way.


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