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2005's "NotCon" now has the new name of Open Tech 2005 (and takes place in Hammersmith on Saturday 23rd July 2005) - please click the link for further details.

When: 11am-7pm, Sunday June 6th, 2004.

Where: Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington SW7 2BB (nearest tubes Gloucester Road and South Kensington, NB: Piccadilly line only at weekend, no service on Circle line, no District line between Whitechapel and Earls Court).


Venue Directions:
The event is taking place in Imperial College Union (ICU), which is located in Beit Quad on Prince Consort Road:

http://streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=526559&y=179497

Most parking is "residents only" (there are a few "pay and display" spaces that do not charge on Sundays, but expect extremely limited availability). Fortunately, it's a few minutes' walk from Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations, both on the Piccadilly line - unfortunately, there is no service on the Circle line this weekend, and no District line between Whitechapel and Earls Court (change at Hammersmith for Piccadilly Line if coming from West via District Line).

From Gloucester Road tube station: Walk north along Gloucester Road for 5 minutes until you reach Boots (the chemists); turn right onto Queens Gate Terrace, walk all the way to the other end; turn left onto Queens Gate, then take the first right onto Prince Consort Road. Beit Quad is just beyond the church - if you see the Royal Albert Hall on your left, you've gone too far.

From South Kensington tube station: If the tunnel is open, follow it all the way to the final exit (signposted as Science Museum and Imperial College) and turn left out of the exit onto Exhibition Road; if the tunnel is not open, make your way north up Exhibition Road (crossing over the A40, passing the Natural History Museum on your left). Walk up Exhibition Road towards Hyde Park (past the shiny new steel-and-glass building); take a left (just after some traffic lights) and walk along Prince Consort Road; once you see the Royal Albert Hall on your right, Beit Quad is the next building on your right.

Once you get to Beit Quad: Go through the archway, across the quad and through the main entrance to ICU. There will be a table in the foyer that will be manned during the day.

Local amenities:
Some food (vending machines etc) will be available at the venue but you are advised to visit local retailers and hostelries for more substantial fare:

  • For sandwich shops, Starbucks, convenience stores, proper restaurants - turn left onto Gloucester Road from Queens Gate Terrace
  • The nearest pub (also serving food) appears to be the Queens Arms, 30 Queen's Gate Mews
  • And there's Burger King, KFC, Waitrose, etc. down by Gloucester Road tube (pick up a sandwich on the way, maybe have a picnic in Hyde Park?)
  • Also this weekend:
    If you are visiting London specially for this event, you may also enjoy:

  • Joi Ito's Blogger Meet-up (probably after NotCon, in about the same part of town)
  • The Science and Natural History Museums are both free to visit from 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week, en route from the NotCon venue to South Kensington tube
  • The OneDotZero digital film festival at the ICA


  • All-New NotCon '04 Minimalist Website

    event info >     < audio/video >     < contact >     < wiki >     < venue >     < press >

    Latest (Thursday July 7th, 2005):

    2005's "NotCon" now has the new name of Open Tech 2005 (and takes place in Hammersmith on Saturday 23rd July 2005) - please click the link for further details.