The 8th Invest in ME International ME Conference 2013
IIME - Infection, Immunity and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - Mainstreaming ME Research
Clinical and Research Updates
31st May 2013 Westminster, London



The Venue


The venue for the conference is 1 Birdcage Walk, London, England SW1H 9JJ


Perfectly situated between the graceful 18th century houses of Queen Anne's Gate to the east, and the Wellington Barracks to the west, Birdcage Walk is surrounded by notable landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

Originally the site of James I's aviary and extended by his Grandson, Charles II, One Birdcage Walk was created as part of a post-Restoration remodelling of  St. James' Park and is regarded as one of the finest examples of traditional architecture in Westminster.

Up until 1828 only the Hereditary Grand Falconer (the Duke of St. Albans) and the Royal Family could drive down it. The Building is regarded as one of the finest examples of traditional architecture in Westminster. The interiors and function rooms are styled to reflect Birdcage Walk's heritage.



The Lecture Theatre

The Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor and includes temperature controlled air conditioning, writing tablets attached to every seat and all the technical requirements expected of a modern lecture theatre.

Registration, refreshments and lunch are held in the Marble Hall and Gallery on the lower ground floor.

NOTE: Wheelchair places in the conference lecture theatre are limited by the venue owners. Please check before registration.

The conference day will be held in the Lecture Theatre (Click here for a 360 Virtual Tour).


The Location

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Transportation to Birdcage Walk

By air

  • London Heathrow Airport
    50 minutes by car or 40 minutes from Paddington Station by Heathrow Express
  • London Gatwick Airport
    1.5 hours away by car or 30 minutes from Victoria station by the Gatwick Express.

British Airports Authority (BAA)
Operators of Heathrow and Gatwick airports

By rail

  • Waterloo / Eurostar - 5 minutes by car
  • Victoria Station - 15 minutes by car
  • Paddington Station - 15 minutes by car
  • Charing Cross Station - 5 minutes walk

National Rail Enquiries
Up-to-date railway service information and timetables.

By underground

From Westminster Tube Station (Jubilee and District & Circle lines):

5 minute walk

  • Take Exit 6

  • Turn left out of underpass and take next left on to Great George Street

  • Walk along Great George Street and cross over Horse Guards Parade

  • Cross over the road at the pedestrian crossing on your left

  • The main entrance to One Birdcage Walk is on your left.

From St James's Park Tube Station (District & Circle lines:

7 minute walk

  • Take Broadway exit

  • Turn left out of exit and cross road at pedestrian crossing on to Queen Anne's Gate

  • Go through Queen Anne's Gate and turn right on to Birdcage Walk

  • Walk along Birdcage Walk until just before Horse Guards Parade on your left

  • The main entrance to One Birdcage Walk is on your right.

From Victoria Mainline/Tube Station (Victoria and District & Circle lines):

20 minute walk

  • Take Victoria Street exit

  • Walk along the left side of Victoria Street (Victoria Theatre is on this side)

  • Walk the length of Victoria Street passing Sainsbury's and the HSBC bank until you

  • reach Barclay's Bank. Westminster Abbey will be on your right

  • Turn left at Barclay's and cross over Tothill Street, via the pedestrian crossing, on to

  • Storey's Gate

  •  Walk the length of Storey's Gate passing the Methodist Central Hall and

  • Westminster Arms pub until you reach Birdcage Walk

  •  Turn left on to Birdcage Walk

  •  The main entrance to One Birdcage Walk is on your left.

Transport for London (TFL)
Information on Tube, light rail, bus and taxi services in London.

By car

There are a number of local car parks near Birdcage Walk.


Should you wish to hire a car there are a number of local car rental companies around the area.

National Car Parks (NCP)

Taxis and Private Hire




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