There are some instructions on how to get to UCL by public transport through the above webpages. The nearest Tube stations are Euston Square (on Metropolian, Circle lines), Goodge Street (Northern), Warren Street (Victoria, Northern), and Russel Square (Picadilly). The closest mainline rail station is Euston, with Kings Cross a little further away.
From Heathrow Airport the quickest way into London is to take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (15 minute journey, trains every 15 minutes), then change to the tube -- you want Eastbound Circle (yellow on tube map) or Hammersmith and City lines (pink on map) to Euston Square. You can also take the Picadilly Line (blue) tube from Heathrow to Russell Square (or change to Northern (black) line at Leicester Square and go to Warren St. or Euston), but it will take longer.
From Gatwick Airport take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station, change to the Victoria Line (light blue) tube and go to Warren Street or Euston.
From Luton Airport trains go from Luton Airport Parkway to Kings Cross Thameslink, then a short walk to Kings Cross station, then Northern Line (black) to Euston or Circle (yellow), Hammersmith and City (pink) or Metropolitan (purple) trains Westbound to Euston Square. Alternatively, if the train stops at Farringdon, then you can go there and switch to any of the same lines to Euston Square.
From Stanstead Airport take train to London Liverpool Street Station, then Circle (yellow), Hammersmith and City (pink) or Metropolitan (purple) trains Westbound to Euston Square.
Weather information for London can be found from BBC or weather.com. Useful tourist/entertainment guides include LondonTown, Time Out, This Is London, and London Live. Useful pub guides include Beer in the evening, fancyapint? and pubs.com. You might also find Jon's IETF info page useful...
UCL also maintain a list of hotels - for which UCL has special rates - let them know when you are are visiting UCL when calling. It also maintains a list of lower cost hotels.
The list below is provided, on a voluntary basis, as a service to visitors to UCL and we do not provide any warranties as to service or value for money. Check directly with the accommodation for current prices. Any prices in pounds sterling (which are only a rough guide), and include VAT unless specifically noted.
There are presently seven YHA hostels in London. They provide cheap basic accommodation. They can't always accept advance bookings. All but one offer 24-hour access and all of them provide a bureau de change. Below are three local to UCL
University halls of residence are let to non-students during the holidays, usually from the end of June to mid September. They're somewhat more expensive than the youth hostels, but you usually get a single room (there are a small number of doubles) with shared facilities, plus breakfast. Bookings are coordinated by the Venuemasters (was BUAC) (tel 0114 249 3090), although you can also contact the colleges direct.
The London School of Economics (Room B508, LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE) has a number of its halls available at Easter and summer.
Carr Saunders Hall (tel +44 (0)20 7323 9712), 18-24 Fitzroy St W1 (tube: Great Portland St), is not the greatest part of town, but it's central enough; open Easter and summer holidays; singles/doubles with full breakfast are £17.50/30 over Easter, £22/42 in the summer. Self-catering flats of different sizes are also available on a weekly basis in the summer only, ranging from £238 for a two person flat to £539 for five persons.
High Holborn (tel +44 (0)20 7379 5589), 178 High Holborn WC1 (tube: Holborn), is centrally located and has self-catering singles/doubles for £25/43, with continental breakfast, in the summer only.
Passfield Hall (tel +44 (0)20 7387 3584), Endsleigh Place WC1 (tube: Euston), consists of ten late-Georgian houses in the heart of Bloomsbury. A bed and full breakfast is £17.50/30 at Easter, £19/35 in the summer.
Similar rates apply at Rosebery Avenue Hall (tel +44 (0)20 7278 3251), 90 Rosebery Avenue EC1 (tube: Angel).
Imperial College of Science & Technology (tel +44 (0)20 7589 5111), 15 Prince's Gardens SW7 (tube: South Kensington), is in a brilliant position near the Kensington museums; open Easter and summer; B&B £25/40.
Regent College (tel +44 (0)20 7487 7483), Inner Circle, Regent's Park NW1 (tube: Baker St), is a converted Regency manor right in the middle of beautiful Regent's Park, convenient to Camden and central London; open May to September; singles/doubles £25/36.
John Adams Hall (tel +44 (0)20 7387 4086), 15-23 Endsleigh St WC1 (tube: Euston), is central and facilities include a swimming pool; open Easter and summer; B&B is £19 per night for more than seven nights, £21.40 for less.
King's Campus Vacation Bureau (tel +44 (0)20 7351 6011), 552 Kings Rd SW10 0UA, administers bookings for a number of central King's College residence halls. Rates range from £14 to £23 per person, include access to excellent facilities, and most include a continental breakfast.
Finsbury Residences (tel +44 (0)20 7477 8811), Bastwick St EC1 (tube: Old Street), comprises two modern halls belonging to City University. Available over Xmas, Easter and the summer, you get a bed and continental breakfast for £19.50 per person per night or £97.50 a week; evening meals are available on request.
University of Westminster (tel +44 (0)20 7911 5000), 35 Marylebone Rd NW1 (tube: Marylebone), has singles and doubles for £15.70 per person under 26, £21.50 over 26, and £3 for an optional continental breakfast.
Last updated by Piers O'Hanlon