#FBC14 Venue, Travel and Lodging Options

In keeping with #FBC14′s “growing community” theme, from June 6th to 8th, we will be occupying the wonderful Battersea Arts Centre, once more! The BAC is a local venue, geared at promoting art in the community and conveniently located just a short walk from Clapham Junction, one of the busiest hubs in London. The centre is set between two of London’s most vibrant communities, Clapham and Battersea. Full of young professionals, busily going about their daily lives, we couldn’t think of an area of town which reflects this year’s mission better! What’s more, with prayers already going out to the weather gods, the beautiful Clapham Common is but a stroll, while nearby Northcote Road is fast becoming one of the trendiest streets around, filled with quirky bars, fantastic restaurants and old-school pubs.

Conference times:

  • Check-in at 12:00 PM on Friday 6th of June
  • Depart by 18:00 on Sunday 8th of June

Weather info:

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Getting There

Battersea Arts Center
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London SW11 5TN

By Bus

345, 77, 87, 156 and G1 stop on Lavender Hill outside BAC. The night buses N77 and N345 also stop outside BAC. 35, 37, 39, 49, 170, 219, 239, 295, 319, 337, 344, and C3 buses either terminate at, or go through Clapham Junction. BAC is then a 5/10 minute walk up Lavender Hill on the left hand side. The night buses N19, N31, N35 and N37 also stop near Clapham Junction.
See all buses from Clapham Junction.

By Underground

The closest Underground stations to BAC are Clapham Common on the Northern line or Stockwell on the Victoria line. Either of these stations is approximately a 15 minute bus journey away. The 345 bus departs from outside both stations and travels along Lavender Hill stopping outside BAC.

By Train

BAC is a 10 minute journey from either Waterloo or Victoria station and is also on the overground. Take the train to Clapham Junction, pass through the shopping centre exit and turn left out of the station. BAC is a 5 – 10 minute walk straight up Lavender Hill. Walk up Lavender Hill past ASDA, the Post Office and Magistrate Courts and cross Latchmere Road. BAC is at the top on the left hand side.

Nearest Airports:

Heathrow: Catch the Heathrow Express to the Paddington Rail Station, from there walk to  Paddington Underground Station, take the Bakerloo Line towards Elephant & Castle Underground Station and from there take the Northern Line towards Morden to Clapham Common Underground Station Journey time: 58 minutes

Heathrow: Take the Piccadilly Line towards Cockfosters Underground Station to Leicester Square Underground Station, from there take the Northern Line towards Kennington Station. At Kennington Station take the Northern Line towards Morden to Clapham Common Underground Station Journey time: 1:10 hours

Gatwick: Take Southern towards London Victoria Rail Station to Clapham Junction Rail Station. Journey time: 25 minutes

Gatwick: Take First Capital Connect towards Bedford Rail Station to the London Bridge Underground Station. From there, take the Northern Line towards Morden to the Clapham Common Underground Station Journey time: 54 minutes

Gatwick: Take First Capital Connect towards Bedford Rail Station to the London Bridge Underground Station. From there, take the Northern Line towards Morden to the Stockwell Underground Station Journey time: 51 minutes

By Car

BAC is on Lavender Hill SW11 5TN. Plan your route using AA Route Planner. In accordance with Battersea Art Center’s Industry Green sustainability goals, we recommend car sharing services such as zipcar.

By Bike

Find your cycle route using TFL Journey Planner

Parking

BAC has a private road (Town Hall Road) on the right hand side of the building. Parking permits are required between the hours of 10am and 6pm. These are obtainable from Box Office and are free of charge to BAC customers although space is limited.

Other side roads around BAC have residential and restricted parking between the hours of 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Accommodation

We are chuffed that so many bloggers are trekking in from around the world for the annual FBC ‘pilgrimage’,  visiting from outside London. It’s a chance to not only get to meet other food bloggers and enjoy the event, but to get to know the up and coming foodie area of Southwest London. Since FBC is a weekend long conference, several bloggers have requested for advice on accommodation – where will other bloggers be staying?  Where is near the location?  What will fit within their budget?  We’re happy to be able to offer a list of accommodation near the Battersea Arts Centre, in a variety of price ranges, so that bloggers can really enjoy the heart of Clapham and beyond.

Couch surfing:
Check our post to get in touch with London bloggers offering their couches.

AirBnB:
Surf AirBnB for cozy house shares or rooms near the Battersea area, you can use the venue post code (SW115 5TN) to search options close by.

Hotels:

Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 9.14.23 PMTravelodge London Clapham Junction

155 Falcon Road
Clapham SW11 2PD

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from £28

About 15 minutes via public transport

 

 

 


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Chelsea House Hotel

96 Redcliffe Gardens, Earls Court
London SW10 9HH

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from  £71

About 17 minutes via public transport

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 9.29.49 PMHoliday Inn Wandsworth

Riverside West, Smugglers Way
Wandsworth SW18 1EG

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from  £109

About 20 minutes via public transport

 

 

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Hotel Verta
 

Bridges Wharf, Battersea
London, SW11 3RP

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from  £150

About 20 minutes via public transport

 

 

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Hotel Rafayel

34 Lombard Rd
London, SW11 3RF
Adjacent to London Heliport

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from £120 

About 20 minutes via public transport

 

 

 

 

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Pestana Chelsea Bridge

354 Queenstown Rd
London SW8 4AE

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from £270

About 20 minutes via public transport

 

 

 

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Comfort Inn Vauxhall

87 South Lambeth Road
London SW8 1RN

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from  £111 

About 15 minutes via public transport

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Park Plaza Hotel – Vauxhall

239 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London, SW1V 1EQ

Nightly Rates Per Person approximately from £180
(77, 87 and 156 go from the station direct to BAC)

About 15 minutes via public transport

 

 

 

 

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