Getting to LISW23



By Air

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:



International Maritime Organization
4, Albert Embankment
United Kingdom

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By Train

The nearest rail station to the Conference is Vauxhall


By Tube

The nearest undergound stations to the Conference are Vauxhall (Central Line) or Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line).


By Bus

The following buses stop near the IMO Building: 3, 344, 507, 77

The nearest bus station to the Conference is Victoria Bus Station


LISW23 Gala Reception and Dinner Venue

Evolution London
Queenstown Rd,
Chelsea Bridge,
SW11 4NJ

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Trains and Tube services

The nearest tube stations are Battersea Power StationSloane SquareVictoria

If you are using overland train the nearest stations are London VictoriaBattersea ParkQueenstown Road


By River

Uber Boat byThames Clipper to Battersea Power Station Pier. To get tickets click here


By Bus

The following buses stop near the National Maritime Museum: 137 (N137); 44 (N44); 452


We provide LISW23 attendees with discounted rates at hotels across London for the week of LISW23.

For further information on Hotels please click here

WiFi @ the LISW23 Conference and Dinner

There will be a dedicated LISW23 WiFi network available in the Main Hall. Full details of how to access this will be included in your joining instructions.


Visa Requirements

You may need a visa to come to the UK as a visitor. Please check carefully because there are some exceptions.

Should you require a visa, Shipping Innovation can provide you with a letter which details the reason for your visit to the UK. This 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.

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Cards Accepted

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