This is is a venue like no other. Designed by the architects behind the Turbine Hall and Beijing Olympic Stadium, the RIBA Award-winning building is the perfect setting for three days of pure design inspiration.
Trinity Laban is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Leaders in music and contemporary dance education, they also provide exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and access arts health programmes.
The striking UX London site is home to Trinity Laban's Faculty of Dance, while the Faculty of Music is housed at the beautiful Wren-designed King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval College. These sister buildings truly exemplify the most remarkable architecture, old and new.
PLEASE NOTE: The conference takes place at the Trinity Laban Creekside address (SE8 3DW), not the Naval College Site.
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) offers a frequent service to Cutty Sark station which is a 15 minute leisurely walk from the Laban building. The DLR joins to the London Underground at Monument / Bank (Central, Circle and District Lines), Shadwell (East London Line), Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line) and Stratford (Central Line). At Cutty Sark turn right out of the station and right again on to Creek Road. Take the second left after the bridge, Creekside and the Laban building is on your left.
If travelling from Central London, travel from Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge Stations to either Deptford or Greenwich. There are frequent trains and the journey time is approximately 15 minutes. (Please note if travelling from Charing Cross or Waterloo East, you may need to change trains at London Bridge.) The Laban building is approximately a 10 minute walk from either station.
London City Airport and London Gatwick are the most convenient airports for Greenwich. From London City Airport take a mainline train to Canning Town and change on to the Jubilee Line. Travel to Canary Wharf and change to the Docklands Light Railway there (see above). From Gatwick, catch a train to London Bridge, change there to a mainline train to Lewisham, and there on to a DLR train to Cutty Sark. If you are landing at Heathrow, travel into London on the Piccadilly Line, changing at Green Park on the Jubilee Line (see London Underground and Docklands Light Railway above).
Food & Drink
Lunchtimes at UX London are truly something to savour, thanks to the tastebud-tempting folk at KERB Food.
Once again they’ll be bringing you a variety of the best street foods (and whichever delicious dish you opt for, you can put your wallet away, because lunch and refreshments are included with your ticket price).
The KERB Food gang will also be serving tasty and imaginative desserts during the afternoon break - AND providing amazing coffee, all day!
Places of Interest
The Royal Observatory
Discover the past, present and future wonders of astronomy at the centre of time. Here you can stand astride two hemispheres at the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the world's Prime Meridian, travel the universe in London's only planetarium, and touch a 4.5 billion year-old asteroid.
The Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark reopened in April 2012, beginning a new chapter in the extraordinary life of the last surviving nineteenth century tea clipper, the fastest and greatest of her time. She is a living testimony to the bygone, glorious days of sail and, most importantly, a monument to those that lost their lives in the merchant service. Venture aboard and beneath one of the world’s most famous ships. Walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago. Explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on those epic voyages.
Greenwich Park hosts the Prime Meridian Line and Royal Observatory as well as being part of the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site which is home to The National Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College. The oldest enclosed Royal Park, Greenwich dates back to 1427 and offers spectacular views across the River Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral and beyond.
Discover London’s only historic market set within a World Heritage site. Surrounded by independent and boutique shops and a well established designer-maker trend means you are sure to find something different. Enjoy a relaxing time with a great choice of take away food from the market and a range of gastro pubs, restaurants, cafes and wine bars within an easy stroll.