Organise your trip


NPL is well served by public transport. If you need any assistance planning your journey, email

By air

By air - from London airports

Participants travelling to the conference by air are advised to travel to one of London's five international airports. London is one of Europe's central routing points for international air travel and is served by nearly every major international airline. Participants are recommended to book flights early to take advantage of discounted fares.

The closest airport to Teddington is Heathrow Airport which is 6 miles away. The X26 and 285 buses provide direct connection from Heathrow to Teddington and run 24 hours, departing every 10 minutes approx. (journey time roughly 45 mins). If arriving at Gatwick Airport, delegates should take the train from South Terminal and travel to Teddington changing at Clapham Junction. Trains run every half hour and the journey time is 1 hour 30 mins. For other airports it will be necessary to travel through central London then take the train from Waterloo to Teddington

By train

By train

Trains from London Waterloo leave regularly, journey time is approx. 30 mins. Please use the TFL Journey Planner to plan your journey.
Download directions from Teddington Station to NPL. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

By coach

By Bus

Buses 281, 285, R68, 33, 481 and X26 serve Teddington. Please note that buses do not accept cash and you will need to purchase a one-day travelcard or a pay-as-you-go Oyster card before travelling. Find out more here. Alternatively, you can pay on the bus by using a contactless card issued in the UK. It may also be possible to use some contactless cards issued outside the UK.

By car

By car

Download directions for travelling to Teddington by car here. You may also want to use an online journey planner such as Michelin or RAC. Please note if you are using a GPS/satellite navigation system to get to NPL, then ensure that the postcode TW11 0LW directs you to the entrance on Hampton Road and not the old site entrance on Queens Road.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking in NPL

Parking is available but you will need to contact to arrange a permit for the days you attend.  

By taxi


Direct Cars - 020 8977 6000
Taxi Teddington - 020 7127 4642
Angels Cars - 020 8740 0400

If you require any assistance planning your journey, please e-mail stating where you are travelling from and your preferred method.

Key dates

  • Poster abstract submission deadline (extended):
    31 March 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 March 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    11 April 2017