Essential Information

We will keep updating this page with essential information for you about the weekend.


9.30am Saturday 24th October 2009 – 5pm Sunday 25th October 2009.


The offices of IBM on the South Bank, London – 76 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PZ
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Mainline and Overground

Waterloo, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Blackfriars stations are all within walking distance. London’s other mainline stations are within fifteen minutes by London Underground to Waterloo station.

Nearest Tubes

  • Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern Charing Cross Branch, Bakerloo) – follow signs for the South Bank when exiting Waterloo and turn right when you reach the river – the office is just to the east of the National Theatre.
  • Temple (Circle & District) – turn right out of the station, cross Waterloo Bridge, turn left and the venue is just beyond the National Theatre.

We will be providing more advanced “how to walk from tube station to venue” info soon.

Planned Engineering Work

For latest information on engineering works on the Underground over the weekend, please visit TFL website and select the relevent dates. In summary:


  • Jubilee Line – suspended from Stanmore to Waterloo (bus replacements running), OK from Stratford – Waterloo.
  • District Line – suspended Richmond – West Kensington (bus replacements running).
  • Piccadilly Line – suspended Hammersmith – Northfields (bus replacements running).


As Saturday, plus:

  • Central Line – suspended Liverpool Street – Leytonstone (bus replacements running).

Walking to the Venue

Walking from the stations is straightforward. IBM’s South Bank building is located between the Royal National Theatre and the London Weekend Television Studios. From Waterloo, follow the signs from the station for the South Bank. Get to road level, York Road, and head North towards the rail bridge, bear left under the bridge, into Concert Hall Approach, heading for the Royal Festival Hall. Turn right onto Belvedere Road (which becomes Upper Ground as you walk under the bridge) past the Royal National Theatre, and IBM is on your left.

From Waterloo East walk up Cornwall Road and IBM is opposite you. From Blackfriars, walk over Blackfriars Bridge, turn first right into Upper Ground and IBM is just past LWT Studios.

Car Parking

  • There is no car parking at the venue, however there is a 24 hour car park across the street at the National Theatre and it costs £24 per 24 hours.

Bike Racks

  • There are bike racks near the entrance to the venue and along the South Bank to lock your bike in.


The schedule has been moved to it’s own page.


  1. Thanks for the information. Some info on cheap parking nearby for overnight oil burners will be nice!

    Comment by attendee — October 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm

  2. I’m afraid cheap parking nearby is extremely hard to come by!
    You might find this helpful:

    Any chance you could leave it at a Tube station car park and come into central London by public transport?

    Comment by Caz — October 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm

  3. Many thanks for the link. much appreciated. If leaving at a Tube station car park is a cheap and convenient option, can i get some more info – which tube station(waterloo – nearest?), what kind of parking is available at the tube stations- ncp or other , etc. sorry but central london gives me the shivers in terms of parking. :) cheers!

    Comment by attendee — October 8, 2009 at 10:45 pm

  4. Try this:

    Your best bet could be North Greenwich (as that’s on a bit of the Jubilee which is not closed for engineering over that weekend). Then get the Jubilee to Waterloo. Weekend parking would be £6.

    Comment by Caz — October 8, 2009 at 11:10 pm

  5. Hi, is the accomodation provided? if yes, where is it?

    Comment by Paula — October 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

  6. We camp indoors at the venue. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, inflatable mattress – whatever will make you comfortable :-)

    Comment by Caz — October 13, 2009 at 5:31 pm

  7. Hi, technical question, my presentation software runs directly from the Nokia N900 mobile computer with composite video out.
    It has been tested on numerous video projectors with great success and merely needs the right kind of cable (which I have).
    will I be able to use this for a presentation at barcamp?


    Comment by Gary Birkett — October 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm

  8. Gary,
    I don’t think there’s a good reason why it won’t work. They are normal projectors, as far as I know, and if you have the right cable it should be OK.

    Comment by Caz — October 20, 2009 at 11:11 am

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