Conference Venue

The IEEE MLSP 2024 will be held in Sherfield Building on Imperial College London (ICL)’s South Kensington Campus. Sherfield Building is one of the largest on ICL’s South Kensington Campus and house a varied and adaptable selection of venues, such as the Great Hall for the meeting and the Queen’s Tower Rooms for exhibitions and dinners. 

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The Great Hall is a flexible, multi-purpose space. Retractable seating provides a variety of flat floor and tiered seating options for conferences with each seat enjoying an uninterrupted line of vision. The Queen’s Tower Rooms are among the largest events spaces at Imperial, providing venues for the conference registration and dinner as well as hundreds of rooms for conference sessions. The space can be separated into three rooms and hired accordingly or as a whole making it perfect for exhibitions, conferences, dinners and more. There are plentiful hotels within walking distance to ICL’s South Kensington Campus. A full list of recommendation can be found at

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Transportations to the Conference Venue

The conference venue, Sherfield Building, locates inside the ICL’s South Kensington Campus. The nearest underground station is South Kensington, on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. From South Kensington station, the campus is only a ten-minute walk. Either follow the subway signposted to the museums or walk north up Exhibition Road.

From Airports

London City Airport: Take the DLR to Canning Town, then by Underground, Jubilee line to Green Park and the Piccadilly line to South Kensington (journey time 40 minutes).

Heathrow airport: Heathrow Express, 15 mins to Paddington mainline station, then the Underground, Circle line to South Kensington. Or take the Underground, Piccadilly Line to South Kensington station (50 minutes travelling time).

Gatwick airport: Gatwick Express, 30 mins to Victoria mainline station, then by Underground, District or Circle lines to South Kensington. Or take a national rail train to Victoria station (journey time 40 minutes) and then by Underground, Circle or District Line; westbound to South Kensington.

Stansted airport: Stansted Express, 50 mins to Liverpool Street main line station, and then by Underground, Circle line to South Kensington.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports are some distance from London and a taxi is not recommended for the whole journey. However, if you have to travel by taxi, establish the cost before you get in.

Other Ways to Find Us

By sea: Take a British Rail train from the port of entry to London (Harwich to London journey time 1hr 30 mins; Dover to London journey time up to 2hrs) and then travel by Underground to South Kensington Station.

By bus: South Kensington Campus is easily accessible by bus. A number of routes pass within easy walking distance of the campus can be found in google map.

By car: Car parking at South Kensington Campus is severely restricted and you are advised NOT to bring a car unless permission has been given. The car park is open to the public from 18.00 to Midnight on weekdays and from 08.00 to Midnight on weekends. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted. Parking in the streets surrounding the College is at pay and display or parking meters for limited periods only.The postcode to use for satellite navigation to the South Kensington car park is SW7 2BX. Entry is via Exhibition Road.