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Symposium Venue

The Francis Crick Institute
1 Midland Road
London NW1 1AT

The Francis Crick Institute is dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases.



The Crick is an independent organisation founded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL, Imperial College London and King's College London. It was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and supports staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

Airport and Ground Transportation

The Crick is easily accessible by train, tube and bus. 

The nearest railway stations are St Pancras International, King's Cross and Euston stations.

The nearest London Underground stations are:

  • King's Cross St Pancras: Northern, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. Station has step-free access.
  • Euston: Victoria, Northern, London Overground lines

The following bus routes pass near the Crick:

  • Bus routes 45, 46, 214 stop outside the Crick on Midland Road
  • Bus routes 10, 30, 59, 73, 91, 205, 390, 476 stop on Euston Road outside the British Library

There are three cycle stands near the main entrance on Midland Road. Please be aware that bicycles are left at the owner’s risk. The nearest Santander docking stations are in front of the British Library on Ossulston Street.

There are a small number of disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders outside the Crick on Ossulston Street. Read more about accessibility. There are not car parking facilities, and local parking is very limited. The nearest car parking is at Euston station and St Pancras station.


  • From London City Airport: take the DLR to Bank, then the Underground (Northern Line) to King's Cross St Pancras. Or take the DLR to West Ham, then the Underground (Hammersmith & City) to King's Cross St Pancras.
  • From Heathrow airport: Heathrow Express, 15 mins to Paddington station, then the Underground (Circle line or Hammersmith & City) to King's Cross St Pancras. Or take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to King's Cross St Pancras (1 hour travelling time).
  • From Gatwick airport: take a national rail train to St Pancras International. Or take the Gatwick Express, 30 mins to Victoria station, then the Underground (Victoria) to King's Cross St Pancras.
  • From Stansted airport: Stansted Express to Tottenham Hale station, and then the Underground (Victoria) to King's Cross St Pancras. Or take the Stanstead Express to Liverpool Street station, then the Underground (Circle) to King's Cross St Pancras.
  • From Luton airport: take the Luton Airport Shuttle to Luton Airport Parkway station, then the Thameslink to St Pancras International.