ICTD International Conference 2010 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:
- Traveling to Royal Holloway, University of London
- Regional Map
- Walking map from railway station to Campus
- Royal Holloway, University of London Campus
Our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 traveling 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 campusICTD2010 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. Continue reading to find out why conferences are important.
For delegates wishing to stay in luxury hotel accommodation nearby, we recommend
- Great Fosters Hotel – a Grade One listed building dating from the 16th century with luxurious modern facilities
- the runnymede-on-thames – a luxury hotel on the banks of the River Thames
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 the 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:
- Central London – 45 minutes by train
- Windsor (Royal Castle and shopping centre) – 10 minutes by road
- Windsor Great Park (1000 acres of woodland, lakes and gardens) – 15 minutes by foot
- Hampton Court (a Tudor palace, developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII) – 20 minutes by road
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (a World Heritage site) – 25 minutes by train or road
- Wisley Royal Horticultural Gardens (one of the great gardens of the world) – 23 minutes by road
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.