Venue & Travel Information

State of Open Con 23 has finished! Check back for information about SOOCon24.

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 guidelines, please review UK Government’s Travel Guidelines for domestic and international travel listed here

In line with long standing UK policy, masks are not required. We understand that some individuals prefer to wear masks when attending events and each track will have a mask wearing area. We ask everyone to respect each individual’s choice and to honour these areas as mask only.

OpenUK asks all attendees to take a lateral flow test before coming on site and not to attend if they have a positive test. If you have been in close contact with someone who has covid and you have symptoms we ask that you do not attend.

Queen Elizabeth II Centre

State of Open Con 2023 will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, UK.  The venue is located at Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE

QEII Centre exterior photo
QEII centre

Nearby Airports

London Heathrow (LHR)

Approximately 1 hour from the venue via public transportation

London Gatwick (LGW)

Approximately 50 minutes from the venue via public transportation

London Stanstead (STN)

Approximately 90 minutes from the venue via public transportation

London City

Approximately 40 minutes from the venue via public transportation


There are several National Rail providers that can get you to our event from across the UK and abroad. Eurostar, LNER, GWR, Southern, and Virgin are major providers that terminate in London.

Public Transportation

The nearest underground stations to the venue are Westminster & St. James’ Park. Westminster is located on the Circle, District, & Jubilee underground lines. St. James’ Park is on the Circle & District lines. London’s public transportation offers trains from the airport into the city. Visit the TFL website to plan your journey.


Bryanston St, Marylebone London W1H 7EH

10-11 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP

157 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8XA

Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7DL

106-110 Belgrave Rd, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, London SW1V 2BJ

172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW

73 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6D