ELS Editions

8th European Lisp Symposium

April 20-21, 2015
Goldsmiths University, London, UK

London, United Kingdom

London Riverview
photo credit: Jim Linwood
London is a city at the centre of the world – and a world in one city. Around 230 languages are spoken here and you'll find a wealth of different cultures and communities throughout the capital. London's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Find out more at the city's tourist website.

Venue — Goldsmiths, University of London

Symposium location

Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross,
London SE14 6NW

Getting there

  • by public transport: The nearest rail station is New Cross Gate , served by London Overground and by Southern Railways. Other nearby public transport stations are: New Cross (London Overground); Deptford Bridge (Docklands Light Railway); and local bus stops (bus lines 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453).
  • from international connections:
    • Gatwick airport: take a mainline train to East Croydon, and change there to another mainline train stopping at New Cross Gate (around 45 minutes).
    • City airport: take the Docklands Light Railway to Canning Town, then the Jubilee line to Canada Water, then the London Overground to New Cross Gate (around 45 minutes).
    • Heathrow airport: take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, then the Bakerloo line to Baker Street, then the Jubilee line to Canada Water, then the London Overground to New Cross Gate (around 70 minutes).
    • Stansted airport: take the mainline train to Tottenham Hale, then the Victoria line to Highbury & Islington, then the London Overground to New Cross Gate (around 90 minutes).
    • Kings Cross St Pancras: take the Hammersmith and City line to Whitechapel, then the London Overground to New Cross Gate (around 30 minutes).
  • from central parts of the city: the main railway station connected to New Cross Gate is London Bridge; if the London Overground is not easy to reach from your location, it may be better to travel to London Bridge and take a Southern train to New Cross Gate; a number of the buses going to Goldsmiths can also be taken from London Bridge bus station.

Where to stay

There are a number of hotels in the local area; otherwise, one way of finding accommodation is to think of London as a collection of villages connected by public transport links: prioritising public transport distance over geographical distance is likely to work best – consult the travel information website for more detail.


The following are within walking distance:

  • Premier Inn , 43-81 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JL
  • Travelodge , Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London SE10 8EF
  • Mercure , Catherine Grove, Greenwich, London SE10 8FR
  • Novotel, 173-185 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8JA
  • Ibis , 30 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9JN