Venue & Travel

Venue - QEII Centre

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The QEII Centre is in the heart of Westminster and very easily accesible. The venue is served by outstanding transport links, is less than five minutes' walk from Big Ben and the Thames, directly opposite Westminster Abbey and two minutes walk from a royal park - perfect if you would like to take the opportunity to explore this part of London while you are here.

The Centre boasts free super-fast Wi-Fi throughout to keep you connected and Sanctuary lounge provides a contemporary space for visitors to replax and enjoy a selection of drinks including excellant coffee and light snacks.

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QEII Centre
Broad Sanctuary

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Santander Cycle Hire bikes are London’s cycle sharing scheme, enabling you to hire one of 10,000 bikes and pedal around the city. Users pick up and return bikes at 700 docking stations in convenient locations.

River bus and cable car The Thames Clipper is a fast and frequent catamaran river bus service that picks up and drops off at piers along the Thames. It’s a fantastic way to get from A to B, and see London’s sites at the same time. Westminster Pier is less than a 10-minute walk from the QEII centre.


Event dates:
Thursday 25 October - Monday 29 October 2018

Abstract submission deadline:
Monday 14 May 2018

Abstract notification:
July 2018

Early registration deadline:
Monday 3 September 2018

Registration deadline:
Monday 15 October 2018

British Society for Immunology
+44 (0)20 3019 5901