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

National Maritime Museum
Romney Road
SE10 9NF

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Trains and Tube services to Greenwich

The nearest rail stations are Greenwich Station and Maze Hill. Direct trains run to these stations from London Cannon Street and London Bridge.

If you are using the Tube, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will take you straight to Cutty Sark station.  There are various routes to Cutty Sark including a short train ride from London Bridge to Greenwich Station and onto the DLR.

The DLR connects with other Underground lines at Bank, Tower Gateway and Stratford stations.


By River

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers departs all major London piers every 20 minutes. Journey times to Greenwich Pier are 45 minutes from London Eye Pier, 25 minutes from London Bridge Pier or 20 minutes from Tower Pier. Greenwich Pier is right next to Cutty Sark and is a 5 minute walk from the National Maritime Museum.
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By Bus

The following buses stop near the National Maritime Museum: 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386 and N1.
The nearest bus stop is Romney Road.


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



Covid-19 – Cancellation Policy 2023

We are continuously monitoring the Covid-19 situation across the world and assessing the potential impact on each of our in-person events.

If you have already registered and paid to attend one of Shipping Innovation’s official events but are subsequently informed by the authorities in your country of residence that you are not permitted to travel abroad at the time of that event, you will be given the opportunity to transfer your registration to a rescheduled date (should rescheduling be possible) but should you find that you are unable to attend on the new dates for any reason – and are unable to transfer the registration to a colleague – Shipping Innovation will refund your registration fees in full.

We are working closely with our hotel and venue partners to ensure that our clients are not exposed to any financial risk should they be obliged to cancel. However, any hotel cancelations will be at the discretion of the hotel, rather than Shipping Innovation.

Shipping Innovation reserves the right to require proof of vaccination status and/or a recent negative Covid-19 test and to request a temperature test on arrival at the event, in line with any local Government guidelines. We will also follow all local Government guidelines with regards to social distancing, participant numbers and sanitisation standards.

Please note these guidelines are subject to change but you will be made aware of any implications ahead of time.

WiFi @ the LISW23 Conference and Dinner

There will be a dedicated LISW21 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