Hotels in Central London in June fill up quickly so we suggest booking as soon as possible.

Your best bet is probably going to be to use Expedia ( or Tripadvisor ( to find a hotel which suits you.  We suggest looking at the following areas: Covent Garden, Waterloo, Russell Square or Euston. All of these are walking distance (ten minutes to half an hour) or a short bus or taxi ride away.

Chains such as Travelodge, Holiday Inn and Ibis all have reasonably priced hotels nearby so you might like to look on their websites.

Others suggestions:
Blow the budget at the Waldorf, The Howard or The Savoy
Middling, try the Strand Palace Hotel
Save your pennies at the Tavistock Hotel

If you are stuck, please give us a call on 020 83140718 or email

A quick tip: if you’re arriving on Saturday, most hotels won’t let you into your room in time for you to get ready and get to the ceremony unless you pay extra for an early check-in.

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Travelling to King’s College London


Here’s the address:

King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

It’s at the Aldwych end of the Strand (not the Trafalgar Square end).  Nearest stations are Temple, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Covent Garden and Holborn.  Other options and a detailed journey planner can be accessed at the Transport for London website ( The easiest and cheapest way of paying for travel in London is by obtaining an Oyster card; you can obtain one in advance of the day through this website:

There are also detailed directions on this website:

The entrance to the College is directly on the Strand and there will be someone there to show you the way to the Chapel.  The Great Hall is just below the Chapel in the same building.

As we indicated in the general information, driving to the College is not ideal.  However, if you do want to drive, there are some (expensive!) parking options nearby – although these do tend to fill up quickly on a Saturday.  You should expect to pay upwards of thirty pounds for a day’s parking in central London.  A good website showing parking options near to the College is available here:

If you’re coming by taxi we suggest you ask for ‘King’s College London on the Strand’ as the College has other sites around London.

Here’s a map (marked Strand Campus):

View of the entrance to King’s from the Strand:

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Wedding Gifts

As many of you know, we live in a small flat that is (very!) full of lovely things.  With that in mind we won’t be providing our guests with a wedding list in the usual way and we genuinely don’t want our guests to feel obliged to read any further.

If you really, really do want to give a gift a couple of ideas are below:

We have a “wedding list” consisting of goats, chickens, a cow, solar panels, mosquito nets and so on at Oxfam (just go to and enter number 1020074 half way down the page in the Wedding List section).

Alternatively, we’d be happy to receive a contribution towards our honeymoon, if that appeals to you. It is going to be a trip to Istanbul, spending the first week in the city and the second week in what looks like a very relaxing spot on one of the Princes’ Islands. If this is what you’d like to do, please send a cheque to Bradley Robinson, 38B Wearside Road, London SE13 7UN or do an electronic bank transfer to account 03076374 sort code 089249 and email us at to let us know.

If you want to discuss anything else, do give Helen’s mother Sandra a quick call on +44 (0)1902 742819 or email

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Information for wedding guests

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Hopefully you’ve received the invitation and information letter now.  We’ve reproduced all the details below for you. The ceremony will commence at 3.00pm in the Chapel and will be followed by drinks downstairs in the Foyer.  A reception will follow … Continue reading

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