General information

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ACAT 2011  will take place on Brunel University campus located in Uxbridge, a suburb town on the outskirts of West London, UK.


Uxbridge is an old Georgian market town transformed today into a thriving commercial and business centre, located in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London.  Its predominantly pedestrian town centre is packed with more than 300 shops, two shopping malls, dozens of bars and restaurants, a multiplex cinema and a £3 million nightclub. The Grand Union Canal, which links the capital and Birmingham, runs immediately west of the town.

The town’s historic links with the monarchy are represented in the form of The Crown and Treaty Inn. Negotiations between King Charles I and his Parliamentary enemies were held at the Inn during the English Civil War, resulting in what was known as The Uxbridge Treaty. Nowadays the pub plays host to live bands and has made a name for itself as a popular music venue.

Uxbridge has been the location for filming of several major film and television projects. External shots on the Ricky Gervais series Extras were filmed in the town and Brunel University has seen the shooting of scenes from productions such as The Sweeney and A Clockwork Orange.

 Travel to and within UK

General information

Participants are advided to contact the nearst UK Embassy or Consulate for accurate information regarding entrance in UK and visa applications. Requests for invitation letters to ACAT should be made by email at

London underground and buses

London airports


Uxbridge transport

Travelling from London to Uxbridge is very straightforward – the town is at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines on the London Underground. The Uxbridge underground station is fronted by a pedestrian High Street (centre of the town). The station is connected to a bus terminus with bus lines to nearby locations, including to Brunel University and Heathrow airport.  Heathrow airport is a 30 minutes bus journey away from Uxbridge.

London bus information site provides details on buses in the Uxbridge area as well.

24 hour Taxi services (local to Uxbridge)

  • Acacia Radio Cars: 0208 848 7777
  • Cabline: 01895 270001
  • Perwood Cars: 01895 236236
  • Village Cars: 01895 562 2222

 Brunel University Campus

Brunel University

Kingston Lane (or Cleveland Road)
Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

Brunel is a campus-based university with not more than 10 minutes walking between its main facilities. Striking 1960s architecture sits alongside outstanding modern designs, offset by gardens and interconnecting pathways.

The University is just a 20-minute walk – or a short bus ride – from Uxbridge underground station, so it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the capital. There is also a night bus from central London that stops at the edge of the campus.

Campus Map
Pedestrian route from buses, underground to Brunel University Campus

Note: Smoking is banned in all University buildings including teaching, research and library areas, offices, stairs, toilets and hallways.

On-site facilities/entertainment: BRUNEL UNIVERSITY SERVICES

  • Food outlets and bars
  • Bank and cash withdrawal:  HSBC bank – three cash points and access to all day-to-day banking services
  • Pharmacy: stocks prescription and non‑prescription products, toiletries and cosmetics, and provides confidential health advice
  • Costcutter: mini-supermarket, stocking household products, food and drink and stationery
  • Computer Centre shop: selling IT products such as printer cartridges and paper, network cables, disks and hardware
  • Laundry:  available in the accommodation building
  • More Energy Fitness Centre

Off-site nearby facilities/entertainment: LOCAL FACILITIES

Local map: Shops, pubs and restaurants near Brunel

Local map: Shops, pubs and restaurants in Uxbridge

 Nearby attractions

There are many places to visit in London, from famous entertainment venues to small, one-of-a-kind art galleries, world-renowned museums, shops and spots to dine. More attractions.

  • Windsor (16 miles/26km from Uxbridge)

Windsor is home of some of the UK’s top visitor attractions: Windsor Castle, Eton College, Legoland, Windsor Great Park.

  • Oxford (40miles/64km from Uxbridge)

Oxford, famous the world over for its University and place in history, has many places to visit.

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