Participants must make their own arrangements for accommodation when attending conferences and other events at the Institute of Historical Research.

Please note the information provided below is for guidance purposes only, and does not represent an endorsement of any kind. For accurate rates and booking information, please contact the hotel/accommodation provider directly.


International Travel

The IHR benefits from superb transport connections to London’s tube network, and can be reached from London’s five airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, City and Gatwick) in less than an hour.  It is within a few minutes’ walk of major national rail stations Euston and King’s Cross, and the International Eurostar terminus at St Pancras. 

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 32km (20 miles) to the west of central London, about one hour's journey by Tube to Russell Square station (Picadilly Line), or 15 minutes by Heathrow Express to Paddington Station. 
  • London Gatwick (LGW) is 45km (28 miles) south of London, about 30 minutes to Victoria Station. 
  • London City Airport (LCY) is 9.5km (6 miles) east of Central London. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) leaves LCY every 8 to 15 minutes with an approximate 20 minute journey to the Tube connections at Bank Station. 
  • London Luton Airport (LTN) is 56km (35 miles) north-west of Central London, about 25 minutes to King’s Cross Station.
  • London Stansted Airport (STN) is 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London, 47 minutes by train to Liverpool Street Station.

Local Travel

The IHR is a short walk from the following tube stations: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines) and Euston Square (Metropolitan, District, Circle, Hammersmith & City Lines).

For the most up to date London travel information and network maps please see the Transport for London website.


University of London Halls of Residence | Short Stays

For information on the University of London Halls of Residence short stay accommodation visit the Housing Services website.

The University of London offers very limited Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Intercollegiate Halls of Residence during the summer vacation. There is a minimum stay of two nights.

They offer short stay guest accommodation during the summer period from the end of June to the end of August, all stays are for a minimum of 2 nights. Please contact Stay Central directly for more detailed information and to book accommodation for the summer. For 2023 you may also book directly by going to

Imperial Hotels

The Imperial Hotel Group(Opens in new window)- there are a number of hotels in this chain a 5-15 minute walk to Senate House.

Booking websites

Hotel booking websites: Booking.comLateRoomsLastMinutePremier Inn

For more information on budget-friendly Travelodge hotels nearby to the University of London please visit their University of London page.