International Eurostar trains arrive at St Pancras International station, which is a 10 minute walk away from UCL. There are ten major national railway stations serving different areas of the UK; timetables and station information is available at the National Rail Enquiries website.
Heathrow Express is the fastest way to get to central London from Heathrow airport: 15 minutes to Paddington plus 15 minutes to Euston Square by tube (if you are coming to UCL). Heathrow Connect takes around 25 minutes to Paddington and is around half the price. The cheapest way from Heathrow is by tube (around 70 minutes to stations near UCL).
Details on travel to and from all London airports are available at the Transport for London website.
For further information on getting to UCL see: Reaching UCL by public transport.
You can also see the location of UCL and the main public transport links in this Google map.
The currency in the UK is the pound sterling (symbol: £, ISO code: GBP).
Mains electricity in the UK is 240 volts AC at 50 Hz. Please note that the standard plug socket in the UK is a 3 pin rectangular one and most overseas visitors will require an adaptor. Adaptors are widely available at airports and train stations, and it is advisable to purchase one before or during your journey to the UK but before you arrive at the conference or your hotel and discover that you need one.
There are no official NetSoft 2015 hotels but there are a large number of hotels in London and in the area around UCL. If you wish to stay close to the NetSoft 2015 venue you should look for a hotel in the Bloomsbury or surrounding areas.
Emergency telephone numbers
The main emergency number to access the police, fire brigade or ambulance service in the UK is 999 (or 112, the EU-wide emergency number).