IETF 101 - London, England, March 17 - 23, 2018

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Meeting Venue

The IETF 101 Meeting Venue (Hilton London Metropole) is a complicated venue, with three wings and a multitude of levels that the IETF will be using.

Airport Transportation

tickets online on the Heathrow Express - there are also ticket kiosks where you can purchase an Heathrow Express ticket before you get on the train.

To catch the Heathrow Express at Heathrow Airport:

For Heathrow Airport terminals 1, 2 and 3, follow the signs inside the terminal buildings for Heathrow Central train station.

For Heathrow Terminal 4, follow the signs inside the terminal building for the free shuttle bus service to Heathrow Central train station, where you can get on the Heathrow Express train. The shuttle service from Terminal 4 departs every 15 minutes and is a 4 minute journey.

For Heathrow terminal 5, follow the signs inside the building for Heathrow Terminal 5 train station.

To make the return journey to Heathrow Airport from Paddington Station:

At London Paddington, the Heathrow Express usually departs from platforms 6 and 7, but check the electronic boards inside the station for the latest information.

Please NOTE: Departing from London Paddington, the first train is at 5.10am and the last train is at 11.25pm.

Departing from Heathrow Terminal 5, the first train is at 5.07am and the last train is at 11.42pm.

Departing from Heathrow Central, the first train is at 5.12am Monday to Saturday and 5.08am on Sundays. The last train is at 11.48pm.

For Heathrow Terminal 4, the first shuttle to Heathrow Central train station is at 5.23am Monday to Saturday and 5.53am on Sundays.

Arrival Coordination

Arrival Coordination

Departure Coordination

Departure Coordination

Remote Hubs

Remote Hubs?

Hackathon and Code Lounge


Code Lounge? The Code Lounge utilizes part of the IETF Lounge, Room: TBD


The official language of England is English.

IETF Language Buttons

Public Transportation and Area Maps

NOTE: It is suggested that to get around London via public transportation, that having an Oyster Visitor Card is recommended. Oyster is a plastic smartcard you can use instead of paper tickets. You can put Travelcards, Bus & Tram season tickets and pay as you go credit on it.

Alternatively, there is the Transport for London Oyster App (

Oyster is the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on bus, Tube, tram, and DLR services in London.

Oyster Visitor Card.

Please NOTE: All travelers are required to have their own card - although the Web site states all children under 11 travel free accompanied by an adult using a valid Visitor Oyster card or ticket. A maximum of four children under 11 can travel free with an adult who has a valid Visitor Oyster card or ticket on Tube, DLR and London Overground services.

If you’re using a Visitor Oyster card, you must touch in and touch out as normal but ask a member of staff to let your group through the side gate.


Getting Around (to and from the Meeting Venue)

transportation maps.

Suggested Smart Phone Apps:

"Tube Map" by MXDATA is a live Underground arrival and departure information that includes a station finder and journey planner.

"Citymapper" by CITYMAPPER LIMITED is an app to help you get from point A to point B - whether you choose to walk, bike, taxi, bus, or tube to your destination. Also includes NYC, Paris, and Berlin.


Running Trails:



ATMs & Money Conversion

There are Travelex Currency conversion desks in Heathrow Airport.

Terminal 1: Before security (check-in area) Terminal 3: Before security (first floor next to security) Terminal 4: Before security (departures) Terminal 5: Before security (departures zone B)

Cash dispensers (ATMs) are available before and after security control in every terminal at Heathrow.

Most cash machines accept UK bank and building society cards without surcharge. They also accept major credit cards.

Self-Service Laundry

Search results for the Edgware Road area:

Central Wash Launderette and Dry Cleaners 17 Star Street, Paddington, London W2 1QD

Star Kleen 398 Edgware Road, London W2 1ED

Electrical Plug / Outlet

Plug/Outlet and Voltage Information for United Kingdom


Cellphones / Data

Miscellaneous Information



Espresso, Coffee, and Tea


Current weather conditions in London.


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