Special Issue: Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication (CIOS/Comserve)
International Conference: CATAC'98, 1–3 August 1998, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London

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3rd Quarter 1998

1-3 August 1998

crofton hotel (16339 bytes) The conference hotel is the Crofton Hotel, a five-minute walk from the Science Museum, the venue for the conference. The Crofton Hotel, an historic Grade II listed building, is located in the heart of London but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. The hotel is situated on a quiet, tree-lined residential street in the centre of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is approximately a five-minute walk from beautiful Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. It is a ten-minute walk to the world-famous Harrods department store.
Rooms are newly refurbished with en-suites, colour TV, and direct-dial telephones. Rooms are small (by American standards), but comfortable. Many of the rooms have mini bars, trouser presses and hair dryers. The accommodation package, per person, includes 4 nights accommodation, from 31 July to 3 August inclusive, continental breakfast, and VAT (full English available at an extra charge): single room, USD250; twin room, USD175. Rooms are limited, so book early!

Alternatives to the conference accommodation are the John Howard Hotel which is a few steps from the Crofton Hotel or campus accommodation at  Imperial College.

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Typical twin room
Crofton Hotel


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13-16 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5EN
Tel: +44 (0)171 584 7201   Fax: +44 (0)171 589 6412
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How to get there...

From Heathrow airport

Take the Underground train (Piccadilly Line) to Gloucester Road station (~45 minutes travelling time). Train fare is 3.20 pounds. It's only 5-7 minute walk to the hotel, but with luggage you may want to take a taxi from the station which will cost ~3 pounds.

From Gatwick airport

Take a British Rail train to Victoria station (journey time 40 minutes) and then by Underground train (Circle or District Line; westbound) to Gloucester Road.

Both airports are some distance from central London and a taxi is not recommended for the whole journey. However, if you have to do so, establish the cost before you get in.

London Hotel's Airport Shuttle

Transfers between London hotels (including Crofton Hotel) and Heathrow/Gatwick airports by Golden Tours Airport Shuttle take approximately 1.5 hours (variable according to traffic conditions). From Heathrow, the fare is 10 pounds and transport is by minibus. From Gatwick, the fare is 16 pounds and transport is by minibus and train (porterage throughout your journey). Booking essential, at least 24 hours in advance. Book toll free from USA on 1-800-456-6303 or directly with Golden Tours on +44-(0)171-233-9050.