Accommodation for SWAN Conference 2013

Booking your accommodation well in advance of the conference is advisable and is also likely to be cheaper than booking closer to the time.


Backpacker hostels:

London Bridge/Borough area:

St Christopher’s Inn hostel (tel 0207 939 9710) :

Dover Castle (tel 0207 403 777):

St Christopher’s Oasis – female only hostel (tel 0207 939 9710 ):

Elephant & Castle area:

Safestay(tel 0207 703 8000):

Waterloo area:

Steam Engine

Youth Hostel Association:

More hostel information:


Hotels (from £57 upwards):


University Accomodation:
LSE (central London approx £30 per person for twin room):
International Students House (central London from £43):
Roehampton University (approx 1 hour from South Bank University by public transport, guest rooms from £34 per night):
or telephone 0208 392 3698


General London Accommodation Information:




Public Transport to the conference:

London South Bank University is a short walk from Elephant and Castle, where there is both an underground and national rail train station and stops for several bus routes. There is more comprehensive travel information, including accessible public transport options on the Transport for London website (see link below).

Transport for London Journey Planner:

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