Venue and Travel Information


IEEE CIFEr 2014 will be hosted in Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Canary Wharf, London, UK.

The exact location is 5 Canada Square, which is next to Canada Square Park in Canary Warf.

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Information on security, building access and other practicalitieswill be completed at a later stage. can be found here.

Travel Information

By plane, through one of the five commercial airports:

  • London City Airport (22 minutes to Bank station by DLR)
  • London Gatwick Airport (30 minutes to London Victoria by Gatwick Express)
  • London Heathrow Airport (15 minutes to London Paddington by Heathrow Express)
  • London Luton Airport (20-35 minutes to St. Pancras International by train)
  • London Stansted Airport (45 minutes to Liverpool Street station by train)

Travel times are approximated. Always allow extra time, especially during rush hour, peak holiday travel times, and if you're taking a bus. More information regarding travel from London airports to Centre can be found at the Transport for London site.

By rail, through one of the main rail terminals:

  • St. Pancras railway station
  • London Victoria
  • London Waterloo
  • London Paddington station

From all the stations it is best to take the underground to the Bank Station and then change to DLR to Canary Wharf OR to go to London Bridge Station and Change to Jubilee Line that goes through Canary Wharf as well.

Getting around using public transportation

More information about travell can be found at the Transport for London site. This site includes public buses, trains and underground travel.

You can buy a visitor Oyster card for pay-as-you-go travel, or acquire a travelcard for one or 7 days. You can buy both at the machines and service desks. When buying you will need to indicate which zones you want to travel in. The London centre is in Zone 1 and the conference venue is in Zone 2. You will probably not need to go out of Zones 1-2. For prices see the following sites:

If you prefer using cab service you can use the Cabwise smartphone app (available for Android and iTunes) for licensed minicabs and private hire operators. For more information see

Additionally, Google Maps provides a comprehensive integrated overview of directions with and without public transport.

Visa Information

The following is general information. Precise information should be thought in the official sites.

Information regarding UK Visa Information can be found in the Home Office UK Border Agency.

If you need an invitation letter for your visa application or other purpose, please email Dawn Bailey (D.Bailey @ or Wendy Richards (W.Richards @ to request one.


You can find a hotel through one of the following websites:

Suggested hotels near the conference venue (in Canary Wharf):

For a map of nearby hotels, please follow this link: Google Maps.

London Attractions

From London Eye, the National Gallery and Tower of London, London is full of attractions. Many of the attractions and museums are free. Please see the following pages to find things you may find interesting: