Traveling to London
London is served by five airports, making it easy to travel to AAIC 2017.
For airline information, including instructions on how to book exclusive, discounted airfare for AAIC 2017, click here.
In addition to air travel, there are many other ways to arrive at ExCel London, the home of AAIC 2017.
DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
The Docklands Light Railway (known as the DLR) is part of the London Underground network. Two of the stations, Custom House and Prince Regent, are on the ExCel campus, where AAIC 2017 will take place. Trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than a two the entrance.
The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London.
Disembark at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick two-stop journey to ExCeL.
The London Overground, part of the London Underground network, serves a large part of Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire with 112 stations on several routes. The Overground is highlighted in Orange on the Tube map.
Travel by Train
Eurostar is a high-speed railway service connecting London with Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Paris. All trains traverse the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France, owned and operated separately by Eurotunnel. For more Eurostar routes and times, click here.
Travel by Boat
With some of the best views of the capital’s most popular landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The O2, travelling on a river boat service offers a truly unique perspective on London. The route is serviced by MBNA Thames Clippers; the fastest and most frequent boat fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes. Click here for routes and times.
Emirates Airline Cable Car
The UK’s first urban cable car, known as the Emirates Air Line, connects ExCeL London to the O2 and North Greenwich tube station. On the cable car, you can sit back, relax and enjoy stunning aerial views of London from 90m above the river Thames.
Exclusive Discount: All exhibitors and attendees of AAIC can use the cable car for just £2 single fare (normal fare is £4.40.) To redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show a confirmation email/badge (or something that indicates that you are attending AAIC the ExCeL conference center) to the staff at the Emirates Airline terminals. Learn more >
Save up to 20 percent on travel with the Star Alliance Network.
The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the official airline network for AAIC 2017. To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts, please visit Conventions Plus online.
Registered AAIC attendees, plus one accompanying person travelling to AAIC, qualify for a discount of up to 20 percent, depending on fare and class of travel booked.
The participating airlines for this discount are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Avianca, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.
Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.
The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/from Japan: Special Offers for Japan are available from: Air New Zealand, Turkish Airlines.
To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office. Contact details can be found at staralliance.com/convention-delegates under “Conventions Plus Booking Contacts”. Please quote the following Event code UA14S17 for ticket reservation.
After identifying that a visa is needed, foreign travelers should click here to determine the requirements to enter the United Kingdom. Letters of invitation will be available upon registering for AAIC. The deadline for you to receive your Invitations letter is Friday, June 30, 2017.
Visa Applications Processing Times:
Processing time for visa applications vary depending on the office and the time of the year. Participants should be encouraged to apply early for their visas, and to submit complete applications including all supporting documents. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa to apply.
Meeting and Convention Attendees:
Attendees may be asked for proof that they are attending a meeting or convention and it may be useful to have a copy of the meeting agenda and/or registration on hand. This may also be useful when returning to the U.S. should a similar question be asked.
Bring your whole team to AAIC 2016. Discounted group rates are available for 10 or more colleagues or five or more students from the same lab group.
July 16 – 20: Annual Conference
July 14 – 15: Preconferences
July 16 – 19: Exhibit Dates
Cobblestone streets, fish and chips and entertainment old and new await you!