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Rothamsted Research

West Common

Harpenden

Hertfordshire

AL5 2JQ

 

BY CAR

From the M1 - Take J9 off the M1, follow the signs to Redbourn - Go past the Hertfordshire County Showground on your right - At the roundabout take the first exit (left) and follow the B487 until the next roundabout - At the roundabout take the first exit (left) onto the A1081, Rothamsted Research is signposted on your left. Free car parking is available for users of the Rothamsted Conference Centre.

 

BY RAIL

Harpenden is 28 mins by Train from London St Pancras (adjoined with London Kings Cross). Taxis are available on arrival at Harpenden station. Rothamsted Research is approximately 10 minutes walk from the station.

Harpenden is on the Thameslink rail network with direct trains to both Luton Airport Parkway (for a bus connection to Luton Airport) and London Gatwick (direct to the Airport). For up-to-date timetable and ticket information, see National Rail. Tickets can be bought directly at most rail stations, or through any of the UK rail franchise websites.

 

BY AIR

Luton Airport is 6 miles from Harpenden. A bus service operates between the Airport and Rail station (Luton Airport Parkway) from which a direct train (approximately every 20 minutes will take you directly to Harpenden).

London Gatwick Airport is a 1 hour 15 minutes train journey from Harpenden Station.

London Heathrow and London Stansted airports are approximately an hour’s drive from Rothamsted Research. Alternatively, from Heathrow take a Piccadilly line underground train towards Cockfosters to St Pancras International and take the rail line direct to Harpenden. From Stansted, travel by train into London and then onto St Pancras International. Alternatively, take the bus from Stansted to Luton Airport, take the bus to Luton Airport Parkway train station, then take the train to Harpenden.

 

BY BUS

321: St Albans – Harpenden – Luton Town Centre

Other bus services:

657: Redbourn - Harpenden - Wheathampstead - St Albans – Hatfield

45: Luton – Stevenage

307: Harpenden – Hemel Hempstead

366: Hatfield – Luton/Dunstable

610: Enfield - Hatfield

 

Where to stay

Recommended Hotel:

Aubrey Park Hotel | Hemel Hempstead Rd |Redbourn |St Albans | AL3 7AF | 01582 792 105 | 4 miles

A coach transfer service to/from Aubrey Park will be provided by the Conference Organisers. A number of rooms have been reserved and can be booked at a conference rate of £84 per night. The booking code will be provided upon confirmation of conference registration, or contact cnc2019@rothamsted.ac.uk

 

Alternative Options:

Clarion Collection Hotel | Ryder House | Holywell Hill | St Albans | 01727 848 849 |4.7 miles

Hampton by Hilton (Luton Airport) 42-50 Kimpton Road | Luton | LU2 0NB | 01582 798 477 | 7.3 miles

Harpenden House Apartments | Harpenden House |65 High Street | Harpenden| Herts AL5 2SL | 01582 761642 | 1 mile

The Hayloft Bed & Breakfast | Singlets Lane | Flamstead | Herts | AL3 8EW | 01582 842 473 | 5 miles

Hilcote House Bed & Breakfast | 80 Wheathampstead Road | Harpenden | AL5 1JA | 01582 462 995 | 2 miles

Holiday Inn Express | London Road | Flamstead | St Albans |01582 841 332 | 5.7 miles Hyde Mill Bed & Breakfast | Lower Luton Road | East Hyde | Luton | LU2 9PX | 01582 712 641 | 3.1 miles

Luton Hoo Hotel | The Mansion House |Luton |Bedfordshire | LU1 3TQ | 01582 734 437 |4.2 miles

The Old Cock Inn Coaching House | 58 High Street | Harpenden | AL5 2JF | 01582 712 649 | 0.9 miles

Premier Inn (St Albans) | St Albans | Herts | AL3 5BH | 0871 527 9464 | 4.3 miles

Premier Inn (Luton South) | London Road | St Albans | Herts | AL3 8HT | 0871 527 8334 | 4.4 miles

St.Agnells Bed & Breakfast | St. Agnells Farm | Lybury Lane | Redbourn| Herts | AL3 7JL | 4.8 miles

Silver Cup Public House | 5 St Albans Road | Harpenden| AL5 2SP | 01582 713 095 | 0.5 miles

The Studio | 64a Station Road | Harpenden | AL5 4TN | 01582 765 832 | 1 mile

Airbnb

 

What to do

Hertfordshire:

http://www.enjoystalbans.com/things-to-do/index.html

http://www.hertfordshirelife.co.uk/out-about/places/22-great-days-out-in-hertfordshire-1-5010061

 

London:

https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/101-things-to-do-in-london

https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/101-things-to-do-in-london

https://tfl.gov.uk/

 

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