** Booking for accommodation is still open - there are rooms available at Great Dover Street Apartments - if you have already registered for the conference but still would like to book accommodation contact us at dh2010admin[at]kcl.ac.uk **
A limited number of rooms have been secured at the following student halls of residence for the duration of the conference (5 nights from Tuesday 6th July through Saturday 10th July). Rooms can be booked during the registration process, but please do so early to avoid disappointment. The accommodation charge covers only the room - i.e. no meals are included.
Conference delegates are responsible for abiding by all regulations of the residence in which they are staying, in particular those relating to safety, noise and respect for property. Delegates will be held accountable for breach of such regulations, including any damage caused through negligence or vandalism.
Great Dover Street Apartments are situated to the east of the Conference venue, just south of the river Thames - and still in Zone 1 (SE1 4XA). They are located between Borough Underground Station and London Bridge mainline railway station, and are suitable for anyone looking for low-cost accommodation in a reasonably central location. Delegates can walk to the conference venue in approximately 35 minutes. All bedrooms have their own private bathroom. Each apartment has between four and nine single rooms, all sharing a well-equipped kitchen with television, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and telephone. Most of the walk to the Conference venue can be made along the banks of the Thames. It is also possible to use buses or the Underground system, e.g. to walk across London Bridge to Monument, from where one can take either the District Line to Temple station, or a bus past St Paul's Cathedral and along Fleet Street.
Situated just off the Grays Inn Road, behind St. Andrew’s Gardens (WC1X 0HD), Frances Gardner House was opened in 2004 and provides en suite summer accommodation in self contained flats.
The accommodation is arranged in apartments of between 5 and 8 single bedrooms, with each apartment having its own shared kitchen equipped with all basic essentials. All bedrooms have their own en suite bathroom and are fully carpeted.
Guests staying at Frances Gardner House can use the facilities at Langton Close which is on the same site. These include a launderette and a TV room with a pool table.
Within a stone’s throw are the bars and restaurants of Exmouth Market, whilst the Brunswick Centre is very convenient for shopping. Both the British Library and the British Museum are less than a 15 minute walk away (in different directions). The Conference venue can be reached by bus or even the Underground. Alternatively, delegates can take a pleasant scenic walk of approximately 30 minutes past Gray's Inn and through Lincoln's Inn Fields. The residence is a 10 minute walk from the buses that go south on Southampton Row with a stop immediately outside King's College, and also 10 minutes from Chancery Lane, Kings Cross and Russell Square tube stations.
If you would like to extend your stay either before or after the Conference, it may be possible to arrange this but you will need to enter the details in the box provided in the Conftool registration site, or send the details by email to the local organisers at dh2010admin[at]kcl.ac.uk. Please note that the only options for extension at Frances Gardner are the nights of Sun 4, Mon 5 and Sun 11. There is more flexibility at Great Dover Street. If you enter the details, the Conference organisers will contact you to discuss your requirements and we will make our best efforts to satisfy them. Note however that we are not in a position to give any guarantees.
Please see the following links for details of hotels in the surrounding area. Delegates will need to make their own arrangements if they wish to stay in a hotel. None of the London hotels was willing to offer group discounts for the conference - because July is high tourist season - but there are numerous options at a very wide range of prices. Because the conference will take place in a busy holiday period, it is VERY advisable to book early.
Please note that this list is just to give you an idea of accommodation in the surrounding area and we are not intending to make any recommendations. The Travelodge Waterloo (see below) is due to open in June 2010 but is taking advance bookings. It is a short walk across Waterloo Bridge from the conference venue.
Imperial Hotels London - low-medium cost options, all located in the Bloomsbury area.
Grange Hotels - group of mid-range hotels, many based in the Bloomsbury area.
Club Quarters - hotels in St Paul's and Trafalgar Square.
The Fielding Hotel - budget hotel in Covent Garden.
Travelodge Waterloo - opens June 2010.
Citybase Apartments - short term self catered accommodation.
Visit London - official tourist web site for London.
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