Conference Location

Royal Holloway

ICTD2010 is being hosted by the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and the ICT4D Collective at Royal Holloway, University of London. The College has one of the most spectacular university buildings in the world, opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria.  It has a long history of supporting diversity in education, with both of its original constituent Colleges being leading institutions for women’s higher education since the 19th century. 20 minutes by car from London Heathrow, the College is situated next to the beautiful Windsor Great Park.

Travel to ICTD2010
The campus is easily accessible by air, train and road.  Relevant maps are available as follows:

key_vsmall_cmykOur Preferred Travel Partner is Key Travel, who will seek to assist delegates with their travel arrangements – all delegates wishing to avail themselves of this service should contact tellmemore@keytravel.com mentioning the ICTD2010 conference.

For those arriving at Heathrow Airport, we strongly recommend that you do not take the expensive black cabs, but consider calling one of the local taxi firms such as Gemini (+44 1784 471111) – a taxi should cost around £23 from Terminals 1-4 and £19 from Terminal 5  and takes about 20 minutes (Gemini Taxis charge £70 from London Gatwick) – or take a bus (route 441 from the Heathrow Central Bus Station or Terminal 5, and route 71 from Terminal 5 go from Heathrow to Egham and Englefield Green, but take between 30 and 45 minutes).

For those travelling by train, Egham is on the mainline from London Waterloo to Reading – timetable available here. On weekdays, faster trains leave London Waterloo for Egham at .20 and .50 past the hour. Likewise,  trains leave Egham for Waterloo most of the day at .23 and .53 past the hour; slower ones leave at .27 and .57 past the hour.

For visa arrangements, please see the relevant information on our Registration page

The Royal Holloway, University of London campus

Royal Holloway Campus

ICTD2010 is taking place on the 135 acre campus site of Royal Holloway, University of London, which means that the accommodation, dining facilities and conference rooms are all located closely together.  The conference itself will take place in the modern Windsor Building, opened in 2007.  Various different accommodation options are available depending on budget, including good value rooms in the historic Founders Building for those on lower budgets and reasonably priced en-suite rooms in modern university accommodation. Please use the buttons to the left of this page to access accommodation options. All conference delegates staying on campus are also able to use the College’s fitness suite at no extra charge. During the conference period, there will also be an ice skating rink in the South Courtyard of the Founders Building that delegates will be able to use for a small charge. For delegates wishing to stay in luxury hotel accommodation, outstanding local hotels are listed below.

Local Hotels
For delegates wishing to stay in luxury hotel accommodation nearby, we recommend

Details of the special rates that we have negotiated for delegates at these hotels and information about how to book are available on our Accommodation page.

Local places to eat and drink off campus
For those who have not booked meals on campus during and conference, we have produced a short guide to local hostelries, restaurants and take-aways in the vicinity of the campus.  We do hope that you will find this of use.

Places of interest near Royal Holloway, University of London
The College is situated amidst beautiful surroundings to the west of London.  Places of particular interest to visitors include:

If there is sufficient demand, post-conference excursions will be arranged to locations of specific interest to those with ICT4D interests, such as Bletchley Park and the Science Museum.

Video introduction to Royal Holloway, University of London

Video tour of the campus’s facilities


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