Department of Mathematics


KI-Net Conference "Collective Behavior: Macroscopic versus Kinetic Description" - Local Web Page


Conference Dates: May 19-23 2014

Conference Venue: Imperial College London, Dep. of Mathematics, Room 144, Huxley Building, 180 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2AZ



There are plenty of hotel options in the South Kensington area with close proximity to Imperial College, which we try to summarize in the following. We kindly ask all speakers and participants to arrange for their own accommodation for their visit to London. We highly recommend you to use the Imperial College Reservation Service to book your accommodation during your stay, as you will benefit from pre-negotiated discounted room rates for a number of mostly 4* hotels. We recommend the following hotels:

  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel (hotel website, google maps, 68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 5BT, London). This is the original preferred conference hotel.
    For speakers: Please use the booking reference provide in your invitation letter when contacting Imperial Reservation to secure a single room at the discounted rate of 118 GBP/night. To benefit from this block reservation, please book before March 24th 2014. If you do not wish to stay at the Radisson of course you make your own arrangements.
    For participants: Unfortunately, no single rooms at the Radisson are available at the discounted college rate of Imperial Reservations at the moment. If you want to stay at the Radisson, Imperial Reservations will give you a different quote subject to availability, but it will be higher than the above 118 GBP/night. You can also book a different hotel nearby, where college discounted rates are still available:
  • The Grange Strathmore (hotel website, 41 Queens Gate Gardens, London, SW7 5NB). In close proximity to the conference venue, the Radisson and Gloucester Road Tube Station (tube map)..
  • The Best Western Cromwell (hotel website, 110 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ES). Also in good proximity to the conference venue, all other Hotels and Gloucester Road Tube Station (tube map).
  • Queen’s Gate Hotel (hotel website, 31-34 Queen's Gate, SW7 5JA London). Very close to the conference venue, however room rates are higher than in the above hotels.
  • For a more economic hotel accommodation, there are plenty of options as well. We can recommend the area around Queensway and Bayswater Tube station (google maps). For example we recommend:

How to book with Imperial Reservations: You can book through Imperial Reservations by filling the booking form HERE. Room categories other than the one advertised on their website are also available upon request. Upon a booking request, Imperial College Reservations will contact you to advance with the booking procedure.  If you are a speaker please mention the booking reference found in your invitation letter. An advance payment is not needed, but a credit card number is required to secure the booking. You may cancel/modify any booking free of charge and subject to availability up to two days in advance. You will pay directly to the hotel upon arrival. Please note, that Imperial Reservations is a service offered by Imperial College to all its academic visitors and as such independent of the workshop organizers.

We strongly encourage you to arrange your accommodation immediately, as May is a peak season for hotels in London.

Local Transport


Campus info:

Transport for London: (we recommend to get an Oyster card for using the Tube, Buses and local trains)

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Conference Dinner, Coffee Breaks and Local Activities


Information will be provided to all participants well ahead of the conference. The conference schedule will include one free afternoon and a conference banquet already included in the registration fee.


Local Organizers

Young-Pil Choi, Yanghong Huang, Stephan Martin