Conference Location

The Light, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London. NW1 2BJ

The Light has been chosen as our conference location because:

  • It has been refurbished to meet high environmental standards;
  • Its accessible with excellent public transport;
  • The Quakers share our values of working for sustainability and peace;
  • They use some permaculture suppliers for their catering and have a great sourcing policy; and
  • It is a fantastic venue!

Full information about The Light is available here

Getting there

Situated directly opposite Euston mainline station Friends House is within walking distance of King’s Cross and the Eurostar at St Pancras. In addition, Friends House has excellent underground links and frequent direct (and cheap) bus services to many parts of London. A network of cycle superhighways criss-cross the city that pass Euston.

Trains from the North of Britain all terminate at the nearby stations of Euston, King’s Cross or St. Pancras. Other rail terminals are easily reached by underground.

European participants can travel on the 30 daily Eurostar services from Paris and Brussels that terminate at London St. Pancras International.

For global attendees the nearby Paddington station offers a frequent and fast service to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). The other three international airports - Stansted (STN), Gatwick (LGW) and Luton (LTN) – are all an hour or less away by train.

Access to participation

The building is completely accessible for wheelchair users. The Light has built-in Hearing Induction Loops. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. If you have specific requirements to help you participate fully please let us know in advance.


There are a range of available options in the local area - from 5-star hotels to sofa-surfing, here are some great options:

Couch Surfing (you’ll need to set this up well in advance) – various areas - Free
Stay4Free (you’ll need to set this up well in advance) – home swap holidays – Free

Low cost
St. Pancras YHA (Youth Hostel Association) – 7min walk from the Conference venue - £
Clink Hostels (young people’s youth hostel) – 10min walk from Conference venue - £
Generator Hostel (big youth hostel) – 5min walk from venue - £

St. Athans Hotel (run by a Permaculturalist) – 5min walk from venue - ££
Alhambra Hotel (family run) – 7min walk from venue - ££
Passfield Hall (very nearby) – 2min walk from the Conference venue - ££
Airbnb (peer to peer accommodation) - options in venue area - ££ - £££

High End
The Harlingford Hotel (family run) – 6min from venue - £££
Pullman Hotel (modern chic) – 5min from venue - ££££
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel (one of the most beautiful buildings in the area) – 7 min walk from venue - ££££