23-26 August

Queen Mary, London, UK

Augmented and Participatory Sound and Music Experiences

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Info for Attendees

General directions to Queen Mary University Of London and the Mile End Campus

QMUL is located in east London. It can be reached most easily via Heathrow Airport, which is served by London Underground’s Piccadilly line, as well as by a faster train service, the Heathrow Express. Both will take you into central London though you will need to change lines to complete your journey.

Stanstead Airport is also a good option, as transfer coach services run from the airport to Stratford regularly, and from Stratford it is just one stop on the central line to Mile End station.

More information about transport from specific airports, the Queen Mary campus as well as London transport can be found below including useful maps.

Getting to London

From Heathrow airport

The cheapest way to get to the Mile End campus from Heathrow airport is to use the London Underground. Take the Piccadilly Line eastbound to Hammersmith. Change trains at Hammersmith and take the District Line eastbound to Stepney Green.

From Gatwick airport

The cheapest way to get to the Mile End campus from Gatwick airport is to use the train and London Underground. Take the overground rail service from the airport to Victoria station in London. You will see signs for the train station at Gatwick in the airport, and trains to Victoria station in London are clearly advertised on the timetable boards in the ticket hall. Ask staff at the station if you are not sure which ticket you need, or where to catch your train. Once you reach Victoria, follow signs in the station for the Underground. Take the District Line eastbound to Stepney Green.

From Stansted airport

Trains run frequently from Stansted airport to Liverpool Street station in central London. From Liverpool Street underground station, take the eastbound Central line to Mile End station.

From London City airport

If arriving at London City, take the DLR from the airport to Stratford DLR Station (trains run from platform 2). At Stratford take the underground – westbound Central line one stop to Mile End station.

By taxi

If you arrive at one of London ‘s airports with a lot of luggage you could take a taxi to your accommodation, but this is expensive. Approximate fares using a licensed black cab from the airports are: Heathrow £60, Gatwick £100, Stansted £80.

These taxis run on meters which increase the fare both by distance and time, so if there is slow traffic the cost increases. Sometimes it is possible to agree a set price with the driver before travelling.

For more info on arriving in the UK: www.ukcosa.org.uk/images/arriving.pdf

Getting to Queen Mary’s Mile End Campus

If you are arriving by taxi, please provide the following address:

Queen Mary University of London
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS


If you are arriving by public transport, you are recommended to take the underground lines depending on the airport or station you are arriving from as described above. You may arrive to Mile End or Stepney Green stations. Queen Mary is located between the two, only a short walk away from either. The following map may be useful to find your way.

Registration and most conference sessions will take place in the People’s Palace (the building marked 1 on the map). Please walk along Mile End road until you reach the Clock Tower (12) and enter the campus through the nearest gate. You will see sign posts for Audio Mostly 2017. Further travel directions can be obtained by calling +44 (0)20 7882 5555. Maps of the People’s Palace and the important locations in the building (incl. registration) can be found below (click on the maps for higher resolution).

People’s Palace Ground Floor and Basement Map (click on the map for higher resolution)

People’s Palace First and Second Floors Map (click on the map for higher resolution)


Public transport in London


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The easiest way to travel around london, is through the use of a contactless payment card or oyster card. Many standard bank card with contactless can be used to travel on the london rail and bus network. The appropriate fare will be charged, and receipts can be obtained through the TFL website, by creating an account and associating your bank card. More information can be found on the TFL Website.

There are two other options for paying fares – either a Visitor Oyster (smart card) or a paper Travelcard.

The Visitor Oyster Card scheme makes travel on public transport much easier and faster, and can be bought and delivered to you before you arrive in the UK. It is valid in all travel zones and automatically calculates the cheapest total fare for all the journeys you make in a single day.

The paper Travelcard is a pass which is valid for either a single day or seven days, and is available for certain combinations of travel zones. It is also valid on all public transport on the TfL network.

Whether you should get the Travelcard or Oyster card depends on how long you’re staying in London and how frequently you’ll be using public transport.

If you are in London for a week and plan to use only the central London Travelcard zones on a daily basis then a 7 day Travelcard might be the most cost-effective option. If you plan to stay in London for a shorter time or want to travel to the outskirts of the city, the pay-as-you-go Oyster card cost might be cheaper.

For more information to help you decide which is best for you:



Local places to stay


This list is provided as an information source. None of the hotels have been inspected or endorsed by QMUL Housing Services.

The prices quoted are given as a guide and may vary according to availability, peak season and weekday/weekend rates. Check prices before booking. The travel information is based on transport routes from the Mile End Campus.

*Denotes closest to Mile End Campus.

Express by Holiday Inn – Limehouse*
469-475 The Highway
London E1W 3HN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7791 3854
(Walking distance)
Twin/Double Room: £104.00
Incl. VAT & Breakfast
Express by Holiday Inn – Stratford*
96 High Street
London E15 2NE
Tel: +44 (0)870 2405708
(Bus route – 25)
Twin/Double room: £76.00
Incl. VAT & Breakfast
Forest View Hotel
227 Romford Road
Forest Gate E7 9HL
Tel: +44 (0)20 8534 4844
(Bus route 25)
Single Room: £48.00 – £58.00
Double Room: £58.00 – £68.00
Triple Room: £88.00
Family Room: £98.00
Incl. VAT & Breakfast
Grove Hill Hotel
38 Grove Hill
South Woodford
London E18 2JG
Tel: +44 (0)844 472 1800
(Central line tube – South Woodford)
Single Room with washbasin: £33.00
Single En-Suite Room: £45.00
Twin/Double Room: £55.00
Family Room (3 people): £69.00
Incl. VAT & Full English Breakfast, Sky TV*Special rates for students, ring for details.*
Holiday Inn Stratford City*
10a Chesnut Plaza
London E20 1GL
Tel: +44 (0)20 3301 4040www.hilondonstratford.co.uk
(Central line tube – Stratford, Bus Route – 25)
Double Room from £80.00
Incl. VAT, Breakfast £10.00 extra
Ibis Docklands*
1 Baffin Way, off Preston Road
London, E14 9PE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7517 1100
(Bus route – D6)
Double Room (Fri-Sun) From £89.00
Incl. VAT, Breakfast £8.50 extra
Ibis – Stratford*
1A Romford Road
London E15 4LJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8536 3700
(Central line tube – Stratford, Bus Route – 25)
Double Room from £89.00
Incl. VAT, Breakfast £8.50 extra
Ibis Budget – Whitechapel*
100 Whitechapel Road
London E1 1LG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7655 4620
(District or Hammersmith and City Line – Whitechapel)
Single Room from £56.00
Double Room from £72.00
Incl. VAT, Breakfast £8.50 extra
Premier Inn – Stratford*
9 International Square
London E15 1AZ
Tel: +44 (0)871 527 9286
(Central Line – Stratford)
Single Room £59.00
Double Room £70.00
Room only, Incl. VAT
Sunningdale Hotel
35 Lonsdale Road
Wanstead E11 2PH
Tel: +44 (0)20 8989 3435
(Central line tube – Wanstead or Snaresbrook
Single Room from £26.00
Double Room from £35.00
Room only
*Has disabled facilities*
Travelodge – Aldgate
6-13 Chamber Street
London E1 8BL
Tel: +44 (0)871 984 6406
Website: www.travelodge.co.uk
(District Line – Aldgate East)
Rooms from £70.00
Incl. VAT, breakfast £6.65 extra
Travelodge – Bethnal Green*
231-237 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL
Tel: +44 (0)871 984 6461
(Central Line – Bethnal Green)
Rooms from £51
Incl. VAT, breakfast £6.65 extra
Travelodge – Docklands
Coriander Avenue
London E14 2AA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7531 9705
(Bus route – D6 & Docklands Light Railway)
Double Room from £54.00
Incl. VAT, breakfast £6.65 extra
Travelodge – Stratford*
High Street
London E15 2JG
Tel: +44 (0)87 1984 6502
(Central Line – Stratford)
Rooms from £49.95
Incl. VAT, breakfast £6.65 extra
The Westbridge
335-337 High Street
London E15 2TF
Tel: +44 (0)20 3327 4969
(Central Line – Stratford)
Double or Twin Room from £90.00
Room only, Incl. VAT
The Whitechapel*
49-53 New Road
London E1 1HH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7247 9947
(District Line – Whitechapel)
Rooms from £64.00
Room only. Incl. VAT
Other sources

Where to eat nearby

Where to eat on the campus

There are a number of food and drink outlets which surround the Mile End campus, including Subway, Nando’s, the Co-op and Tesco’s, however the Mile End campus has a wide variety of cafes and restaurants on-site which cater for all diet and individual preferences, all at affordable prices:

Drapers Bar is one of the best student venues in the country. By day serving a variety of delicious food and drink transforming into a stunning style bar in the evening. Stacked with state of the art sound and lighting system and London’s best DJs makes Drapers Bar the venue of choice any night of the week.

Drapers is open until 9pm, with some great deals on offer for staff and students.

Infusion is the perfect place if you’re in a hurry! Offering a wide range of tasty sandwiches and wraps, with a great vegetarian and halal selection, hot and cold drinks, sweets, cakes and healthy snacks.

Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm

Ground Cafe Relax in the high street style cafe in the heart of campus. Situated behind the library, serving fresh Costa Coffee, ice cold frappes and soft drinks. Choose from the variety of toasted handmade paninis, flatbreads and wraps or indulgent cakes, muffins and treats. The perfect place to hang out between lectures, group study or catch up with friends.

Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm

The Village Shop is the one and only campus convenience store offering a huge selection of food from the co-operative range and specialising in fair trade products. Look out for the great promotional deals throughout the year.

Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm

Weekends, 10am – 8pm

The Curve offers students three great catering choices in a modern, relaxed, and open-plan area:

• The Deli Counter serves a selection of hot and cold ‘grab and go’ snacks and soft drinks, Monday – Friday 11am – 2.30pm.

• The Curve Eatery serves a selection of breakfast options (including a traditional English breakfast) as well as a daily changing menu of delicious international hot and cold dishes during the lunch and evening meal service.

Monday – Friday

Breakfast Service: 8am – 10.30am

Lunch Service: 11.30am – 2.30pm

Evening Service: 4pm – 7pm (non-term time – no evening service)

• The Curve Café Bar serves Starbucks Fairtrade coffees, teas and snacks, Monday – Friday, 8am – 6.45pm (non-term time 8am – 5pm).


Restaurants around Mile End

There are numerous restaurants around the local areas offering a wide choice of good value international cuisine. Suggestions include:

Greedy Cow – Gastropub food at reasonable prices, Grove Road (5 minutes walk)

Baghdad Café– Authentic Iraqi and Arabic food at affordable prices (3 minutes walk)

Morgan Arms – Up market pub food, good for a special occasion (10 minutes walk)

Half Moon pub – Wetherspoons pub serving standard pub food (5 minutes walk)

Pride of Asia– Bangladeshi restaurant with an excellent all-you-can-eat buffet (7 minutes walk)

Verdi’s – Italian food at reasonable prices (5 minute walk)

Tian Tian – Traditional Chinese food, for good prices (7 minute walk)

90 Degree Melt – Vegetarian Toastie/Lunch restaurant (5 minute walk)

Ariana – Persian and Afghan cuisine (10 minute walk)

Restaurants around Bethnal Green – Near the concert Venue
Japanese canteen – Japanese style food bar [map]

SAGER + WILDE – British food [map]

La Forchetta – Italian [map]