Imperial College is located in South Kensington, London SW7, and there are many hotels in the vicinity. We have reserved rooms in some of them at conference rates.

This list will be periodically updated. You should telephone or email these hotels to make a reservation, mentioning the Bachelier Finance Society. You are advised to book your accommodation urgently, as London hotels are heavily pre-booked during the period of the Congress.

Rooms can also be found via these websites:

or via general travel websites such as

For a genuinely low-cost alternative try

For those wishing to stay in student-style accommodation at a reasonable price, King's College offer four different locations.

Areas to stay: there are several neighbouring areas, with a good range of hotels, which are within easy reach of Imperial College/RGS. South Kensington (SW7) is of course the most convenient, and this is where the Conference Hotels are. Earl Court (SW5) is within about a 15 minute walk. Bayswater (W2), on the North side of Hyde Park, is a pleasant 15-minute walk across the park. Victoria (SW1) is 2 stops away on the Underground. If you prefer to stay closer to the West End, there are many hotels in Bloomsbury (WC1), close to the British Museum and theatres. Access to South Kensington is direct via the Piccadilly Underground line.

Halls of Residence/Dormitory Rooms

We have reserved 150 rooms in campus Halls of Residence at Imperial College. These are intended primarily for PhD students, and for those on severely restricted budgets. The rooms available are

All rates are per room per night and inclusive of VAT and Full English Breakfast. Information about these rooms can be found at the Conference link website (1). The rooms are reserved for us until 18 June, after which they will be released for general booking, so make your reservation early, by calling Imperial College Accommodation Office on +44 20 7594 9533 (or 9489), quoting the Bachelier Finance Society. You can also email

Travelling around London

For travelling on buses and on the Underground, you are strongly advised to get an Oyster Card to use the electronic payment system. The Oyster card looks like a credit card, and you buy it (at Underground stations) with some cash credit, which is gradually depleted as you use it for travel on buses and Underground trains. You can op it up at Underground stations. Travel this way is far cheaper than paying walk-up fares, which are prohibitively expensive. It is possible to buy Oyster cards outside the UK before you arrive, which has the advantage that you can use your card straight away to travel into Central London from Heathrow on the Underground. (You can also buy them at Heathrow, but you might have to queue for a while!)

Hint: Multimap is a good site for locating places in London. If you enter the Postcode (e.g. SW7 2AZ - always given with postal addresses) you will get a map with the precise spot indicated.