Getting to London
London is served by a range of international and regional airports, all with quick and frequent transport services to Central London. Please see their websites for further details:
London Heathrow – www.heathrowairport.com
London Gatwick – www.gatwickairport.com
London City – www.londoncityairport.com
London Luton – www.london-luton.co.uk
London Stansted – www.stanstedairport.com
Bus Station – The nearest bus station is Victoria Coach Station.
35 Edgware Road
London, W2 2JE
Phone: +44-870-844 8844
You will need a visa to come to the UK as a visitor. But please check your nationality as there are some exceptions.
PLEASE NOTE: Your registration for the event IS NOT CONFIRMED until a valid UK visa is in place and full payment has been received.
We strongly recommend that you apply for your visa two months before your course date. This will allow plenty of time for your application to be processed – also bearing in mind that we need to have your visa in place 3 weeks before the course starts.
Shipping Innovation can provide you with a letter which details the reason for your visit to the UK and can be used as evidence of who invited you to the UK when making your application. In order for us to provide this letter, please send us (via email to events@shippinginnovation) details of:
- Your full name
- Your date of birth
- Who your passport was issued by
- Your passport number
- The issue date of your passport
- The expiry date of your passport, and
- The address of the embassy/ consulate to which you will make your application.
Once this information is received we shall produce this letter and email a pdf of it directly to you (using the email address given on your registration form).
PLEASE NOTE: A print out of the pdf will be accepted by the Embassy/Consulate and therefore we do not post copies out to you.
Major cards are widely accepted by establishments in the UK.
The UK unit of currency is the pound sterling (£).
English is the primary language, although London does have a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.
230V – outlets are quite often controlled by wall switches. They are not always “on”. 240V may also be found although 230V is the official voltage.
London has a temperate marine climate, like much of the British Isles, so the city rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures