Please note: this page will be updated regularly as we receive new information.
LAST UPDATE: 1 October 2021
Exceptional times call for exceptional safety measures. That is why we have been working to create a multi-layered safety approach for this event.
Please rest assured that EASL is working closely with the congress centre to make sure that we have in place the best possible health & safety measures so that you feel comfortable during your participation.
We strongly encourage the congress participants to check the government website for the latest and most accurate information about travelling to UK and current quarantine exceptions.
London is the capital of and the largest city in England and the United Kingdom, with the largest municipal population in the European Union.
2,000 years of dazzling living history, royal palaces, 4 UNESCO World heritage sites, parks, and world-class galleries sit comfortably alongside cutting-edge industry clusters, sky-high hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants.
To find out what’s on in London, book theatre and attraction tickets, tours and for other general information on what to do, please visit the Official London Visitor website - www.visitlondon.com
Currency & ATM
In the United Kingdom, the currency is the GBP pound sterling (£). Foreign currencies can be exchanged for GBP at banks, travel agencies and Post Offices, as well as at London's airports and major train stations. For currency converter please click here.
Credit cards – especially Visa and Mastercard – are widely accepted in London's restaurants, bars, cafés and shops. American Express and Diners Club cards are less commonly accepted.
Read more here.
There are two Note ATMs near the west entrance of the venue by Costa and Panini Pronto, and another Note ATM in the centre of the boulevard between entrances S6 and N6. There are a Barclays and a Note ATM located on level 0 between N4 and S4. There is a Travelex ATM by the S11 entrance on the boulevard.
The language spoken in London is English. The official language of the ILC is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.
London and the South East have one of the mildest climates in the UK, but the weather can be unpredictable. Londoners get used to carrying both an umbrella and sunglasses to be prepared for all eventualities!
Check the latest weather forecast here.
Plug, Socket and Voltage in the UK
UK appliances are fitted with three-pin plugs that can be connected to the UK mains supply through wall sockets. UK power sockets deliver an average voltage of 230v. Unlike the sockets in many other countries, these have a switch to turn the power supply on and off – make sure you've turned it on if you're trying to charge your appliance.
London is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which has no offset from the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC + 0).