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Getting There

The esela Annual Conference 2020 will take place at the London School of Economics in the New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields. 

The closest station to the venue is Holborn Underground Station, served by the Central and Piccadilly lines (3 minute walk from the conference).

The next closest is Temple Underground Station, served by the Circle and District lines (11 minute walk from the conference). The nearest stations served by National Rail are Embankment (14 minute walk) and Blackfriars (19 minute walk).

The conference is close to a number of places of interest:

  • Covent Garden (10 minute walk)

  • The Strand (7 minute walk)

  • Bloomsbury Square (8 minute walk)

  • The British Museum (11 minute walk)


The area near the conference has plenty of accommodation options. View the hotels document for suggestions close to the venue. The accommodation options included are grouped by price and ordered by proximity to the venue.


Travelling by air?

We know that learning gained and connections formed at the conference have the potential to change legal systems and practice for good in numerous jurisdictions. For some delegates, attending the conference means air travel.


If you are joining the conference by air, we would ask you to consider offsetting the CO2 emissions through a climate project verified through the Voluntary Gold Standard or Voluntary Carbon Standard.



Given growing concerns about coronavirus, you may be wondering about our plans for the esela conference.


To confirm, we are planning to go ahead with the esela conference on 27-28 April, as scheduled.

However, we are monitoring developments and plan to follow UK Government guidance, as amended from time to time. On this basis, if you are based in or have travelled to any country or region subject to current GOV.UK restrictions and are expecting to attend the conference, please do let us know.


We are also asking any attendees who have plans to travel to a GOV.UK specified country between now and the conference to notify us. Given the current circumstances, we may be required to ask certain prospective attendees not to attend, though we hope very few will be affected.


In the meantime, we will also be exploring with the venue whether any additional preventative measures may be taken to enhance the safety of attendees, such as by increasing availability of anti-bacterial hand sanitisers in common areas.


We will continue monitoring the situation and will send out further updates if the situation changes.

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