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SPE Workshop: Fiber-Optic Sensing Applications for Field Development, Integrity and Optimisation
20- 21 February 2024 | Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars | London, UK

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SPE Workshop: Fiber-Optic Sensing Applications for Field Development, Integrity and Optimisation
20- 21 February 2024 | Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars | London, UK

Travel and Accommodation

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Travel and Accommodation

We're excited to be hosting this event in London, UK

London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, is a bustling, multicultural metropolis that serves as the country's economic, transportation, and cultural centre. With a population of around 8.8 million, it stands on the River Thames in south-east England.

London has a rich history that spans centuries, from its foundation by the Romans to its role as the capital of the British Empire. Today, it is recognized as one of the world's most important political, economic, and cultural centres, boasting over 100 museums and a seemingly infinite variety of architectural styles, languages, and cuisines.



Event Venue and Accommodation 

We are thrilled to be hosting the 2024 edition at the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars.

Registration fees do not include accommodation. However, SPE has negotiated a special room tariff with the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars for delegates attending the workshop. Upon registration you will receive details on how to book directly through the hotel in a confirmation email.

Room rate: £320.00 per night incl. breakfast, taxes, and fees

We have also negotiated room rates with various other hotels within walking distance of the event venue. Please see information below.

Venue Address:

Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars

19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB

Travel Information to the Venue

Via Plane

London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), and London City Airport (LCY) are the most convenient airports.

  • From Heathrow, the fastest way to reach the hotel is via the Heathrow Express train to Paddington station, then take the Bakerloo Line tube to Embankment, and finally the District Line to Blackfriars. This journey should take about 1 hour.
  • From Gatwick, take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria station, then the Circle Line tube to Blackfriars. The total journey time is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • From City Airport, take the DLR train to Canning Town, then the Jubilee Line tube to Westminster, and finally the District Line to Blackfriars. This should take around 40 minutes.

Via Train/Tube

The closest train station to the hotel is London Blackfriars.

Trains from all over Europe arrive at St Pancras International, where Eurostar services terminate. From St Pancras, it's a simple 15-minute journey on the Circle or District tube to Blackfriars.

Blackfriars Underground station is on the Circle and District lines, providing easy access from all over the city. For example, it's just a 12-minute journey from Liverpool Street, or 10 minutes from Victoria.

Via Coach/Bus

If traveling to London via Coach, there are 2 main operators:

  • National Express: This is a popular UK coach service with routes from various parts of the country to London. You can take a coach to Victoria Coach Station, then take the District Line to Blackfriars.
  • Megabus: Another coach service operating across the UK. They also run services to Victoria Coach Station.

If traveling from within London, there are many buses that pass close to the hotel, including numbers 4, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, and 100. The closest stop is 'Blackfriars Station'. Journey times will vary widely depending on traffic and your starting point.

Via Car/Taxi

If you're driving or taking a taxi, the address is Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars | 19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB. Travel times will depend heavily on traffic conditions.

For reference, a taxi from Heathrow could take anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour.

Below are some local taxi operators:

  • Addison Lee: A renowned private hire taxi company in London offering pre-booked services to and from any location in the city, including the Hyatt Regency Blackfriars.
  • Uber: Uber operates extensively in London and can be a convenient option for door-to-door service.
  • London Black Taxis: Known for their iconic black cabs, they offer pick-up and drop-off services throughout the city.


Local Hotel Options

The Z Hotel City

24 Fleet St, Temple, London EC4Y 1AA - £115 per room night

8 minute walk from Hyatt Regency Blackfriars

Ibis London Blackfriars

49 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NZ - £113 per room night

15 minute walk from Hyatt Regency Blackfriars

Novotel London Blackfriars

46 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NZ -  £160-170 per room night

15 minute walk from Hyatt Regency Blackfriars


Things to do in London


Historical Attractions

Historical Attractions

London is steeped in history with grand structures and iconic landmarks. Visit the Tower of London to discover its intriguing past, stop by Buckingham Palace to witness the Changing of the Guard, or explore the stunning architecture of Westminster Abbey. Don't forget to ride on the London Eye for a panoramic view of the city.

Culinary Experiences

Culinary Experiences

London's culinary scene is a blend of traditional British fare and international cuisines. Enjoy fish and chips at a local pub, afternoon tea at The Ritz, or try diverse food offerings at Borough Market. For an exquisite dining experience, book a table at one of the Michelin-starred restaurants like Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Despite its urban landscape, London offers plenty of outdoor activities. Walk along the serene paths of Hyde Park, view the lake in Regent's Park, or visit Kew Gardens to marvel at the world's largest collection of plants.

Educational Institutions

Educational Institutions

Engage in intellectual pursuits at London's renowned museums and libraries. The British Museum houses historical artifacts from across the globe, the Science Museum offers interactive exhibits, and the British Library holds a copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Art enthusiasts will find a plethora of galleries like The National Gallery and Tate Modern housing masterpieces from around the world. Take in a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre, or enjoy a musical at the West End.



From high-end fashion boutiques in Mayfair to quirky shops in Covent Garden, London is a shopper's paradise. Visit the famous Harrods department store, explore the stalls at Camden Market, or browse the books at Foyles.


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