As you plan your trip, you should book flights in/out of London’s Heathrow International Airport (airport code: LHR), as it is the closes airport to the London Business School campus where the program takes place. Read more about Heathrow International Airport here.
The city of London is very easy to get around on foot, bus or via the famous London Tube. Visit the Traveler Information page of the Official Visitor’s Guide to learn more.
There are a few options to get from Heathrow airport to downtown London.
- You can take the Heathrow Express train which runs non-stop to Paddington Station every 15 minutes and is a 15 minute ride. Once you arrive at Paddington, LBS is a 10 minute taxi ride away. Cost during peak hours is 25 pounds and off peak hours is 22 pounds. Purchase ahead of time to save money! Tickets bought on board the train are 5 pounds more expensive.
- You can take a taxi or uber from the airport to LBS for about 45-70 pounds. The ride is approximately one hour.
- You can take the London Underground (tube) and take Piccadilly Line which takes about an hour to central London. Route: Take the Piccadilly line (Cockfosters) to Green Park Station. From there take the Jubillee line (Stanmore) to St. John’s Wood Station. Cost is 6 pounds.
The dress code for the EO/London Business School Growth Forum is smart casual. Comfortable dress is recommended, as you will be sitting for extended periods of time during learning sessions. Plan for evening networking receptions and casual dinners, and at least one social event requiring cocktail attire.
It’s said of other places but often holds true for London: if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. The weather continues to get better in March in London, when spring is beginning to bloom. This month is characterized by slowly rising daily temperatures – still with a few frosts – with average daily highs increasing from 50°F/10°C in March. Daily low temperatures change in a similar fashion, averaging 39°F/4°C in March. Be sure to check the forecast in London before packing for your trip.
To enter England, you will need a passport. Visa requirements vary by country. Visit the United Kingdom’s Official Home Office website for complete details on your country of origin.
No vaccinations are required to enter England as long as you are up to date on routine vaccinations.
To ensure the safety of your electronics, you can purchase a wide array of converters and universal adapters online.
The country code for the United Kingdom (UK) is 44 and the city code for London is 20. When dialing the UK from abroad, be sure to dial 011 before the country code, city code and phone number.
Please contact your individual mobile phone service provider for information about international plans.
Mobile phones are widely used throughout England and the United Kingdom. Call your service provider before arriving in the UK to determine if you should purchase an international roaming plan.
Wi-Fi is available in lecture theater of the London Business School and in most public places in the UK, such as hotel lobbies and coffee shops. The strength and speed of the signal may vary.
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