Venues

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The Web Archiving Week events will be held across two venues (15-20 minutes’ walk apart): the University of London Senate House and the British Library Knowledge Centre.

The Archives Unleashed hackathon (12-13 June) and a dedicated technical conference track (15 June) are located at the British Library but all of the main conference tracks (14-16 June) are located in Senate House. The public Digital Conversation and conference reception on the evening of 14 June will be held at the British Library. Please check the conference programme to make sure that you know where you should be!

University of London Senate House

Senate House is within walking distance of a number of underground stations: Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines); Goodge Street (Northern line); Russell Square (Piccadilly line); and Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines). It is also easily walkable from Euston, St. Pancras and King’s Cross mainline stations (approx. 15-20 minutes). See http://sas.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us, for more information.

British Library Knowledge Centre

The British Library is next to King’s Cross and St Pancras International rail stations. You can also use the Hammersmith and City, Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, District, Metropolitan and Victoria Underground lines. Many bus services stop on Midland Road and Euston Road. See http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/quickinfo/loc/stp/, for more information.

Travelling between the venues

The easiest (and generally quickest) way to get between the two venues is on foot (directions: https://goo.gl/maps/tRxGhuh24MP2), but you can also take the Piccadilly line (eastbound) from Russell Square to London King’s Cross (one stop). Please note that access to and from Russell Square can be slow during peak hours as people queue to use the lifts (the station has no escalators).

Getting around London

Transport for London (TfL) has a tube map and a useful Journey Planner tool to help find out how to get from one part of London to another. The best way of getting around London via tube and bus is to buy an Oyster card (£3 refundable) and either buy pre-pay credit or a travelcard (daily, weekly, monthly, annual). You can also use your contactless card or mobile phone to pay as you go (see TfL’s Contactless guidance).

For travel further afield, thetrainline.com is a useful site for finding out train times and the duration of travel between two destinations as well as for buying tickets online.

Eating out

Lunch will be provided every day of the conference, but there are a number of options for eating out in the evenings. Many restaurants in the area also open early (from around 7.30-8.00) to serve breakfast.

The Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and King’s Cross areas are exceptionally well provided with restaurants. Near Senate House, areas to explore include Charlotte Street, Store Street and Goodge Street; Covent Garden is only around 10 minutes’ walk to the south (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zyWQAM696i92). There is also a Farmers’ Market, with a number of hot and cold food stands, held every Thursday 9.00-14.00 (http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets/bloomsbury/), just two minutes’ walk from the venue.

Nearer to the British Library, the redeveloped Granary Square behind King’s Cross houses several cafés and restaurants, many with a view of the Regent’s Canal. There is also a large Waitrose supermarket, open from 8.00 to 22.00. (Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4H1pw7j9xFM2.)