Hilton London Metropole Hotel
225 Edgware Road
W2 1JU

Please note that this is a black tie event.

Covid-19 safety measures

We ask that all guests take a lateral flow test within 24 hours before their arrival at the Hilton London Metropole. If your test is positive, please do not attend, and nor should you attend if you are experiencing any of the main Covid-19 symptoms.

Though masks will not be mandatory, we encourage you to wear them in common areas. Hand sanitiser dispensers will be placed throughout the venue, including at your dinner table.

Air vents will be opened intermittently during the evening, meaning fresh air will circulate throughout the Kensington Suite where the dinner and ceremony are taking place.

You may wish to read the Hilton’s Covid policy and the guide on travelling to England during Covid.

If you have any questions, please email THEawards@timeshighereducation.com .

Getting there

Delegates are responsible for their travel arrangements and travel costs to and from London.

Within London, public transport (Underground, Overground, DLR, buses and trams) can be paid for with an Oyster card or with a contactless bank card. Please note that cash is not accepted on buses and trams.

Train and railway stations

Closest stations : Paddington, Marylebone (8-10 min walk)

Other nearby stations : Kings Cross St Pancras, Euston, Victoria, Liverpool Street, Charing Cross, Waterloo.

All of these have easy public transport links to the Hilton.


Heathrow Airport : Take the Heathrow Express (15 mins) to Paddington Station then walk 8 mins to the Hilton.

Gatwick Airport : Take the train to Victoria Station (30 mins) then the Underground or bus to the Hilton (15-20 mins).

London City Airport : Take the DLR to Canning Town Station (8 mins) then the Underground to the Hilton (30 mins).


Delegates are responsible for reserving and covering the cost of accommodation for the duration of their stay.

We recommend staying at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel as this is where the event will be taking place. If you do not wish to stay here, below you will find a map through which you can easily browse for other hotels and private accommodation. You can hover over an accommodation option to view travel times and distances to the Hilton.