Travel Information

Arrival at Queen Mary

Queen Mary University is situated near two underground stations (within 5 minutes walk):

  • Mile End (Central, Hammersmith and City)
  • Stepney Green (Hammersmith and City, District)

Note: Travel on buses and underground services requires an Oyster Card, contactless bank card or individual ticket purchase. More information can be found on the TfL website.

Travel to Queen Mary University from Ibis Whitechapel

The conference hotel is located in Whitechapel, approximately 1.2 miles from the Queen Mary Mile End campus, and is well linked by public transport:

  • Bus:

    The most direct method of reaching QMUL from the hotel is by bus. The nearest bus stop to the Ibis Whitechapel is at The East London Mosque (3 minutes from the hotel). Direct services QMUL run every 5 minutes.

    Bus Ibis to QMUL

  • Underground:

    The underground service can also be used. Whitechapel underground station is approximately 6 minutes from the hotel. Services from this station run every 5 minutes.

    Tube Ibis to QMUL

  • Walking and Santander Cycles:

    QMUL is only a 30 minute walk from the Ibis Whitechapel. There is a Santander Cycle docking station located on New Road, which intersects Whitechapel road near the Ibis hotel. There are Santander Cycle docking stations near Stepney Green and Mile End Stations. More information about Santander cycles can be found at

Note: No parking will be provided at QMUL.

Hotel to QMUL Map
Map of Ibis to QMUL routes – click to zoom

Travel to QMUL from Airports

London is serviced by a number of airports. These airports are often far away and can be most easily reached by train or underground services. Below are some directions from the major airports to the underground stations local to QMUL ordered by distance. These examples are the quickest routes by underground, however there are other routes available (See CityMapper for further routes)

  • London City Airport (4 miles):

    London City Airport is relatively close to QMUL and can easily be accessed by the underground service. All services here can be used as standard Oyster services.

    Tube LCY to QMUL

  • Heathrow Airport (18 miles):

    Heathrow offers an expensive express (15 min) service to London Paddington, but can also be reached by standard underground routes. Tickets are required for Heathrow Express trains (see for more information).

    Tube LHR to QMUL

  • Gatwick Airport (26 miles):

    Gatwick Airport has an express trainline to and from Victoria Station, where underground services connect to QMUL. Tickets are required for Gatwick Express Services (see for more information).

    Tube LGW to QMUL

  • Stansted Airport (28 miles):

    Stansted Airport has an express train line to and from Liverpool Street station, where you can connect via underground services to QMUL. Tickets are required for Stansted Express services (see for more information). National Express coach services also run between Mile End and Stansted (see for details)

    Tube STN to QMUL

Travel to QMUL from Train Stations

London has a large number of national train stations. Below are some underground directions linking these train stations to QMUL:

Tube National Rail to QMUL

Further Information

Further information can be found at the QMUL or Transport for London websites. Applications such as Google Maps or CityMapper may be useful in navigating the city.