Travel and visas


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

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

By car:

Download directions for travelling to Teddington by car

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.

By air:

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

To plan your onward journey to Teddington by tube or rail visit or and by coach visit The cost of taxi's from each airport will vary significantly and as traffic can be busy you are advised to use where possible the rail and underground network.



Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline extended:
    13 March 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    30 March 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    17 April 2015


Abstract book (PDF:1.02MB)

Delegate handbook  (PDF:1.2MB)

First announcement(PDF. 6.25mb)