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There are various hotels and hostels available within the vicinity of the Barbican Centre. The WMF has block booked some hotels to house WMF-funded scholarship recipients, WMF staff, board members, and others. Other Wikimania attendees can book directly at these hotels at a discounted rate.

If you have been granted a WMF scholarship, or you are WMF Board, staff, FDC, Affcom or Advisory Board member, please do not book accommodation or travel until you have been contacted by the WMF Travel Team.

If you are looking for someone to share with, please see Attendees and Roomsharing.

Main Hotel

The main hotel for the conference is at the following address:

Thistle City Barbican Hotel,
Central St,
London,
EC1V 8DS
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7956 6000

The hotel has a few more rooms available as of July 19. If you wish to book, please contact: sarah.sadleir@thistle.co.uk

Other hotels

Holiday Inn, London

The Holiday Inn, London is located at the following address:

Holiday Inn London,
5 Cavell Street,
Commercial Road,
London,
E1 2BP

  • Single occupancy: £145 bed & breakfast including VAT per night
  • Double Occupancy: £155 bed & breakfast including VAT per night

A minimum of a three nights stay is required. This hotel is holding a block of discounted rooms from August 6 through to August 10 (6 nights). This hotel is about 20 minutes away from the Barbican Centre by public transport. Please call (+44) 207 791 9013 from 09:00 UTC to 17:30 UTC (Monday to Friday) or email Lonuk.reservations@ihg.com for bookings. Quote “W9K” or “Wikimania” when booking.

A credit/debit card will be taken at the time of booking, and will be charged fourteen days prior to arrival. Individual cancellations may be made up to this point. The deadline for bookings is July 8.

Uniquely Gouman Tower Hotel

The Uniquely Gouman Tower Hotel is located at the following address:

Uniquely Gouman Tower Hotel,
St Katharine's Way,
London,
E1W1LD

  • Standard double for single use: £180 per night
  • Standard twin for single use: £180 per night
  • Double occupancy supplement: £10

This hotel is reachable via public transport. To make a booking please e-mail groupsadmin.tower@guoman.co.uk and mention Wikimania to get the available discount. To make a block booking, instead e-mail Donna.Thomas@thistle.co.uk. The deadline for booking is July 8.

Thistle Euston Hotel

The Thistle Euston Hotel is located at the following address:

Thistle Euston Hotel,
Cardington Street,
Euston,
London,
NW1 2LP

  • Standard double for single use: £169
  • Deluxe double for single use: £189
  • Double occupancy supplement: £10

This hotel is reachable via public transport. To make a booking please e-mail groupsadmin.euston@thistle.co.uk and mention Wikimania to get the available discount. To make a block booking, instead e-mail Donna.Thomas@thistle.co.uk. The deadline for booking is July 8.

International Hall, University of London

There are various different plans and sharing options. It is a short ride by public transport to the conference venue. Please view this link for more information.

Travelodge London Central City Road Hotel

A 2 star "budget hotel" within walking distance of the Barbican Centre.

Travelodge London Central City Road Hotel,
1-23 City Road,
London,
EC1Y 1AG

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £87 for a double or a single room with a direct booking. This can be made by calling (+44) 871 984 6333, +44 (0)203 195 4525 or by using their website.

Premier Inn London City (Old Street)

A low-mid range hotel within walking distance of the Barbican Centre.

Premier Inn London City (Old Street),
Corsham Street,
London,
N1 6DR

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £87-£130 for a double room with a direct booking. This can be made by calling (+44) 871 527 9312 or by using their website

Premier Inn London Blackfriars

A low-mid range hotel within walking distance of the Barbican Centre.

Premier Inn London Blackfriars
1-2 Dorset Rise,
London,
EC4Y 8EN

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £87-£130 for a double room with a direct booking. This can be made by calling (+44) 871 527 9312 or by using their website

Ibis London City

A mid-range hotel less than 2 minutes walk to Aldgate East tube station, which has direct services to Barbican and Moorgate stations for the Barbican Centre.

Ibis London City,
5 Commercial Street,
London,
E1 6BF

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £105 for a double room with a direct booking. This can be made using their website

Holiday Inn Express London City

A low-mid range hotel about 15 minutes walk from the Barbican Centre.

Holiday Inn Express London City,
275 Old Street,
London,
EC1V 9LN

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £125 for a double room with a direct booking. This can be made using their website or by phoning +44 871 221 2478.

Travelodge London Central Bank

A 2 star "budget hotel" just over 15 minutes walk from the Barbican Centre.

Travelodge London Central Bank Hotel,
19-23 St Swithin's Lane,
London,
EC4N 8AD

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £110 for a double room with a direct booking. This can be made using their website or by phoning +44 871 984 6485.

Travelodge London Central Liverpool Street

A 2 star "budget hotel" 15-20 minutes walk from the Barbican Centre. Travelodge London Liverpool Street Hotel,
1 Harrow Place,
London,
E1 7DB

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £95 for a double room with a direct booking. This can be made using their website or by phoning +44 871 984 6485.

easyHotel London Old Street/Barbican

A very basic budget hotel with single and shared rooms just over 5 minutes walk from the Barbican Centre. easyHotel London Old Street/Barbican,
80 Old Street,
London,
EC1V 9AZ

The hotel is not holding rooms specifically for Wikimania, but they offer a current rate of about £55 per night for a double room with direct booking. This can be made using their website.

Hostels

Various hostel options also exist, including:

  • Clink 78 Hostel, 78 King’s Cross Road, London. WC1X9QG, UK
    • Shared dormitory space is currently available at less than £30 a night.
  • YHA London St Pancras, 79-81 Euston Road, London, NW1 2QE
    • Shared dormitory space is currently available at less than £25 a night
  • YHA London St Pauls, 36 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5AB
    • Shared dormitory space is currently available at less than £20 a night
  • Londonears, 1 Barkston Gardens, London, SW5 0ER
    • Shared dormitory space is currently available at less than £15 a night.

Further options can be researched at Hostel Booker.

Map and overview

An overview of the options on this page:

Hotel/Hostel Price (£) Distance (miles) Distance (km) Walking time (minutes) Travel time (public transport)
Thistle City Barbican Hotel N/A 0.6 1.01 12 13
Holiday Inn, London 155 1.8 2.9 38 21
Uniquely Gouman Tower Hotel 180 1.5 2.5 22 20
Thistle Euston Hotel 169 2.4 3.9 49 20
International Hall, University of London 63 1.5 2.4 30 23
Travelodge London Central City Road Hotel 87 0.4 0.7 9 9
Premier Inn London City (Old Street) 87 0.7 1.1 14 11
Premier Inn London Blackfriars 87 0.9 1.5 20 18
Ibis London City 105 1.1 1.8 23 12
Holiday Inn Express London City 125 0.8 1.3 17 13
Travelodge London Central Bank 110 0.8 1.3 16 9
Travelodge London Central Liverpool Street 95 0.8 1.3 16 11
easyHotel London Old Street/Barbican 55 0.3. 0.55 4 10
Clink 78 Hostel 30 1.3 2.1 27 19
YHA London St Pancras 25 1.9 3.0 38 13
YHA London St Pauls 20 0.8 1.2 16 15
Londonears 15 4.9 7.9 102 41

Notes:

  • Price is the advertised price per night for a double room (hotels)/single bed in a dormitory (hostels) as of 30 June 2014.
  • Distance is for the recommended walking route to the Barbican according to Google Maps.
  • Walking and travel time are for the Google Maps recommended route.

A map showing the location of the Barbican Centre and the accommodation options on this page is available as a Google map.