• location

The conference will be held at the ExCel Centre in London.

ExCeL is easily accessible from all areas of London, with its own station on the Docklands Light Railway (Custom House) and close to London City airport.

The new CrossRail Elizabeth line and station is scheduled to be operational by the time of the conference and will transform travel across London to ExCeL with direct access to Heathrow (45 minutes) and, with one connection, to all other London Airports.

The venue will offer a ‘campus’ style venue right by the river Thames but just 15 minutes from the heart of London and host a scientific conference where we can live, network, socialise and work together all on one site, but have the sights and sounds of London a short tube train ride away.

A number of rooms will be reserved in hotels close to ExCel and details of these will be added to this site shortly.


London is one of the world’s most popular destination cities for business and pleasure.

In addition to easy and cost-effective connections to the world via 5 international airports, London offers visitors a wide range of world-famous attractions that makes it an ideal host city for ICOM2020.

Make time during your stay to visit the historic royal palaces and castles, West End theatres, museums, world-class shopping and famous attractions such as Madame Tussauds, Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street and Big Ben.

Enjoy a host of international, multicultural dining experiences with top quality food from around the world and traditional British restaurants and afternoon tea.

Visit the links below to find out more:

Excel London: Visitor experience

Visit London - your official city guide to London

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  • European Membrane Society
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