May 2015 : Perfect time for a visit to London
With 1,400 competitive frames,, 100 dealers and lots of interesting attractions LONDON 2015 EUROPHILEX will be a first-class international philatelic show. We are looking forward to seeing visitors from around the world who want to take advantage of this show as an opportunity to visit London and enjoy everything it has to offer.
For philatelists it will be a grand occasion to come together, renew old acquaintances, make new ones, see philately of the highest quality and build their collections in an enjoyable and memorable atmosphere. For non-philatelists the list of things to do is endless. Make it your MUST GO event of 2015!
You can also watch some videos interviews with some of the organisers and keen philatelists who are helping make London 2015 Europhilex into a great success.
Make sure to plan your travel and book your hotel.
And make sure to register using the FreshForm on the right so you can get updates, news and special announcements.
VISITING LONDON ATTRACTIONS
If you are intending to visit one of the London attractions you might like to pre-book as the most popular attract long queues. For example:
- Tower of London – book on line at hrp.org.uk
- Madame Tussauds – www.madametussauds.com
- London Eye – www.londoneye.com
The Business Design Centre
The show will be held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London N1 0QH from Wednesday 13th May 2015 to Saturday 16th May 2015. The nearest Underground station is Angel on the Northern Line, and the BDC is a 5 minute walk from the Underground. Islington is also well-served with bus services from many parts of London that stop very close to the BDC. For more details and directions on the Business Design Centre see http://www.businessdesigncentre.co.uk .
How to get to the Business Design Centre
- Train: Nearest main line train station is Kings Cross/St Pancras
- Bus: From Kings Cross/St Pancras or Euston Main Line Station: Bus No 30 to “Islington Green”.
- Underground: From Kings Cross/St Pancras, Euston, Charing Cross or London Bridge Main Line Stations: Underground on the Northern (Black) Line to “Angel”.
- Car: Please note that parking in the area is extremely limited and very expensive! However the BDC is not within the congestion charge zone for London although it is very close, but with a little planning can easily be avoided see: https://www.tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/documents/congestion-charge-zone-map.pdf Sat Nav: N1 0QH
We recommend you download and use the City Mapper App or similar to help you find your way.
Getting Around London
There are many ways to get around London by public and private transport. The main forms of public transport are the London Underground, London buses, railways and taxis. You can also travel by private car although you need to be aware that parking can be expensive and there is a Congestion Charge in the central zone . For further information look at Transport for London’s website www.tfl.gov.uk
London buses are now cashless which means you cannot buy a ticket on the bus. We recommend therefore that you buy an Oyster card, which can be used on a “Pay As You Go” basis and you can top it up with for example £20. Full details can be found here => https://www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/
You can also use a contactless payment card such as a debit, credit, charge or pre-paid card on buses and on the London Underground. Just touch your card on the yellow reader when you enter the bus.
Contactless cards have the symbol as shown in the picture. For more information about contactless cards visit theukcardsassociation.org.uk. If you have a card issued outside the UK please check that it is accepted at tfl.gov.uk/contactless-payment-card before using it in London.
Finding somewhere to stay in London
There are hundreds of hotels, bed and breakfasts and different styles and price points for accommodation in London. For more details of our recommendations and for details of people who can help, click here now.
What is going on in London?
Dr Samuel Johnson, 18th Century man of letters, said that the man who tires of London is tired of life. In this great city, ancient and modern, you can visit everything from Roman remains to the Shard and enjoy the best of everything. The list is endless. You can find great information and guides at www.visitlondon.com.