iV2013 - 17th International Conference

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15, 16, 17 and 18 July 2013

University of London ● London ● UK

Local Information

Welcome to London, UK

How to Get to the London

How to Get to the conference Venue

London Map

Hotel and accommodation

Social Event

Weather Information (Please click here for the daily weather forecast.)

Visa Information

Welcome to London ● UK

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. It is one of the splendid cities of the world with green parks painting it as one of the greenest capital, and generally mild climate an inviting mix to view its architecture, old and new that blend seamlessly. Its cosmopolitan nature colours it with never-ending cultural endeavours.

Conference Venue is not far away from the following attractions:

The Thames River -

The London South Bank -

South Bank Centre - ;

The London Eye -

The Royal Festival Hall -

The Tate Modern:

The Imperial War Museum London:


It is just over two hours away from Paris by Train


London is a unique city with an outstanding historical landmarks blended with its distinctive contemporary sites and cultural activity, the following site just a few example:

The official London Site -



How to Get to the London

London's International Airports

London has 5 major International Airports:

London Heathrow Airport

London Gatwick Airport

London Stansted Airport

London City Airport

London Luton Airport


How to Get to the Conference Venue

SOAS logo

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square

The main SOAS campus at Russell Square is placed centrally in the Bloomsbury area of London, close to Russell Square, the British Museum, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. 

All the information about the venue ( campus map, travel advise and hotel and hostel near the venue, map, planning journey in London, Tube map and whether information) are available from:



London Map

Local map around < >

London Street Map:

Interactive map for London:

London Tube map:
Geeting around London:


Delegates are responsible for booking and handling their own accommodation. Below is the list of link that you can use to book accommodation. Please do not hesitate to contact if you need help:


  1. The Corporate Team in association with Graphics link has arranged special discounted rates at selected hotels for those attending the event. More details and booking form from: < more update shortly>
  3. Student Accommodation


Weather Information

The daily weather forecast in London at:

Visa Information

Citizens of some countries cannot enter UK without valid UK visa. Please, review the situation for your case online information are available from:

We need the following information about you for sending you the official invitation letter:

(1)    Full Name (exactly as in your passport):
(2)    Sex:
(3)    Date of Birth:
(4)    Nationality:
(5)    Passport Number:
(6)    Your affiliation:
(7)    Present Occupation and Title:
(8)    Arrival Date and Departure Date:
(9)    Name of Country Where You Will Apply for the Visa:
(10)  A statement specifying who will be responsible for all expenses related to the trip.
(11)  Full Postal Address:
(12)  E-mail Address:
(13)  Telephone number:
(14)  Fax number:
(15)  Names and Relationships of Persons Travelling with You
(16)  Paper/Delegate ID and Paper Title(17)  Your registration must be fully completed (registration form and fee must be received)(Note: all above information must be provided for each traveller, regardless of age)

Please send by May15, 2013 the information to the conference coordinator.