Travel and visas


Travel

The Winchester Hotel and Spa is located just a few minutes walk from the centre of the historic City of Winchester and just a stone's throw from Winchester Station (approx 1 hour train journey to London Waterloo Station).

A location map for the hotel can be found online at http://thewinchesterhotel.co.uk/location

By air - from London airports
Winchester is just 15 minutes by road or rail from Southampton Airport. London Heathrow is 50 miles away and London Gatwick 72 miles away. Southampton airport serves nearly 50 destinations in the UK and Europe, while Heathrow and Gatwick are served by nearly every major international airline.

By train
Winchester is just under an hour by direct train from London Waterloo and is easily and quickly accessible from the following destinations:

Basingstoke: 20 minutes
Birmingham: 2hours 20 minutes
Southampton: 20 minutes
Poole: 1 hour 5 minutes
Bournemouth: 50 minutes
Portsmouth: 1 hour
Brockenhurst (for New Forest): 30 minutes

For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

The hotel is located a 5 minute walk from Winchester Station and you can see the route online at http://goo.gl/maps/tLyYY. You can also find a map at the back of this document. The hotel

By coach
There are regular coach services from London, Heathrow and Oxford. The coach stop is in the heart of the city.

By car
Winchester is conveniently located just off Junction 9 and 10 of the M3 Motorway. It is also accessible via the A34 from Newbury and Oxford.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

Parking
The hotel benefits from 60 complimentary parking spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please note there is a pay and display car park at the front of the hotel. The hotel's car park is located at the back of the hotel, through a barrier. You will be given the code from reception on your departure.

Ferry
Winchester is a 40-minute drive from Portsmouth's ferry port, Britain's best-connected port with easy access to most routes to France, Spain and the Channel Islands.

If you need any assistance planning your journey to the conference, please email claire.garland@iop.org.

 

Visas

Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://ukvisas.gov.uk.


Key dates

  • Extended abstract submission deadline:
    15 May  2013
    Poster submission deadline:
    28 June 2013
  • Early registration deadline extended:
    1 August 2013
  • Registration deadline:
    23 August 2013