Organise your trip


Getting to IOP

By air

By air - from London airports

London is one of Europe's central routing points for international air travel and has five major airports that are served by nearly every major international airline. Participants are recommended to book flights early to take advantage of discounted fares.

London's five airports (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and City) all have easy connections into central London by train, tube, coach or taxi. To plan your onward journey by tube or rail visit or and by coach visit The cost of a taxi from each airport will vary significantly and as traffic can be busy in central London you are advised to use where possible the rail and underground network.

By train

By train / underground

The Institute of Physics is located within walking distance of several underground tube stations connecting major lines including Bakerloo, Victoria, Circle and District providing good transport links to the rest of London. The closest stations are Regents Park and Great Portland Street which are approximately 5 minutes walk away. The Institute is also conveniently located close to Kings Cross (St Pancras) for the Eurostar and London Euston both with excellent links to the rest of the country.

  • Regents Park (0.2 miles) - Bakerloo line.
  • Great Portland Street (0.2 miles) - Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan lines.
  • Oxford Circus (0.5 miles) - Bakerloo and Victoria lines.
  • Warren Street (0.5 miles) - Northern and Victoria lines.
  • Kings Cross St Pancras (1.2 miles) - Victoria, Piccaddily, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan lines.
  • Euston (1 mile) - Victoria and Northern lines.

For further information about travelling around London on public transport, please visit Transport for London.

You can also find information regarding planning your journey using the rail network at including information on times and fares. Please book rail tickets early to take advantage of discounts.

By car

By car

Participants are advised to travel to the conference using public transport as driving in Central London can be difficult and expensive. If you are unable to use public transport, you can plan your route online at or For those with satellite navigation the post code is W1B 1NT.

Please be aware that the Institute of Physics is within the Congestion Charge zone, so you may be required to pay a fee to drive on the roads around our venue.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.



The closest car park is in Devonshire Row Mews (W1W 5AU), which is approximately 2 minutes walk away from the Institute.

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    10 September 2017 [extended]
  • Early registration deadline:
    29 September 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    9 October 2017