Essential Information


9.30am Saturday November 13th 2010 — 5pm Sunday 14th November 2010.


Social Sciences Building, City University, St. John Street, London.


You’ll find details of various ways of getting to BarCamp London 8 below. For up-to-date travel information, make sure to check the TfL web site.

PLEASE NOTE: the Jubilee, Victoria and Circle lines are closed all weekend.

Mainline and Overground

  • Farringdon (First Capital Bedford – Kent (Brighton, Sutton)) – 12 mins walk (Walking Directions)
  • Kings Cross St Pancras – 24 mins walk / or 23 mins with bus (Take the Route Bus 4 from Stop: US towards Archway)
  • Old Street – 16 mins walk

Nearest Tubes

  • Angel (Northen Line, Bank Branch) – 10 mins walk (Walking Directions)
  • Old Street (Northen Line, Bank Branch) – 16 mins walk

Please note: Farringdon and Barbican tube stations are also close, but all three lines that run through them (Circle, Hammersmith And City, Metropolitan Lines) have planned maintenance, so these stations are effectively closed.


  • 4 – from Archway Station / Junction Road towards Waterloo Station, Waterloo Road
  • 56 – from Whipps Cross Roundabout towards St. Bartholomew’s Hospital
  • 153 – from Finsbury Park Interchange towards Liverpool Street Station
  • 394 (from Angel) – from Homerton Hospital / Wardle Street towards Tolpuddle Street / Islington Police Station
  • 19 – from Finsbury Park Interchange towards Battersea Bridge / Hester Road
  • 38 – from Clapton Pond towards Victoria Bus Station
  • 341 – from Glover Drive / Tesco & Ikea towards County Hall
  • 43 (from Angel) – From Halliwick Park towards London Bridge Bus Station
  • 205 (from Angel) – From Paddington Station / Eastbourne Terrace towards Bow Bus Garage
  • 214 (from Angel) – From Highgate School towards Liverpool Street Station
  • 274 – from Angel Islington towards Lancaster Gate Station

Cycling from Waterloo

  • Come out of Waterloo Station, cross York Road and pass under flyover to back of Royal Festival Hall
  • Turn right, enjoy a few minutes of easy cycling passing the back of the National Theatre, ITN and Gabriels Wharf.
  • At the end, turn left onto and cross Blackfriars Bridge.
  • Continue north, onto Farringdon Road.
  • After a few minutes, turn right onto Exmouth Market (Exmouth Street) at Roseberry Avenue cross roads
  • Continue straight, passing through bike road break to the Social Sciences building.

Details on Google map.

Planned Engineering Work

  • No service on the Jubilee, Victoria and Circle lines
  • District line closed Turnham Green to Ealing Broadway
  • Picadilly closed Rayners Lane to Acton Town
  • Hammersmith & City – closed Edgware Road to Barking
  • Metropolitan Line – closed Baker Street to Aldgate

Car Parking

Here are some car parks local to the venue. See Parkopedia for more.

Northampton Square

Parking in the roads surrounding the Northampton Square site is at parking meters. The nearest National Car Park to Northampton Square is on Skinner Street, off St John Street.

Bunhill Row

Parking in the roads surrounding Bunhill Row is at parking meters. The nearest National Car Parks to Cass Business School are at Finsbury Square, Tabernacle Street, Clere Street and Paul Street.

West Smithfield

Parking in the roads surrounding West Smithfield is at parking meters. The nearest National Car Parks to West Smithfiield are at Smithfield Central Market, Snowhill and Cowcross Street.

Inns of Court School of Law

Parking in the roads surrounding the Inns of Court School of Law is at parking meters. The nearest National Car Parks to the Inns of Court School of Law are Selkirk House, Museum Street or International Press Centre, Shoe Lane.

Barclays Cycle Hire Docking Stations

There are two docking stations a short distance from the venue with locations below also being easily accessible:

  • Finsbury Library , Finsbury
  • St. John Street, Finsbury
  • Goswell Road (City University), Finsbury
  • Sadlers Sports Centre, Finsbury
  • Chadwell Street, Angel
  • Torrens Street, Angel
  • Hardwick Street, Clerkenwell


  1. Could you please suggest secure, convenient and cheapest (not very expensive) overnight parking for overnight stayers? something like ncp etc?
    Many Thanks.

    Comment by a — November 9, 2010 at 8:13 am

  2. @a – I don’t know the area, but might I suggest you take a look at the Parkopedia page for the area around City University?

    Comment by Leeky — November 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm

  3. Farringdon will be closed as well that weekend!

    Comment by Carin Campanario — November 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm