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Accommodation and logistics

Harwell Campus Space Cluster: Directions and Registration

The PV2018 conference will be held in Harwell Space Cluster;  organisations include STFC’s long-established RAL Space centre, the Satellite Applications Catapult, ESA’s European Centre for Satellite Applications & Telecoms (ECSAT) and a thriving ESA Business Incubator. ESA’s Europe-wide Technology Transfer Network is also led from Harwell Campus.

External visitors should go main reception of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory  where you will be giuded to to Pickavance lecture theatre where registration will take place.  Directions to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and infomation on travel can be found here

Hotels: Please note the royal wedding will be held the same week as PV2018 and we expect tourism levels to high in the area, so you are advised to book flights and accommodation early.

Milton Hill House (5 minutes drive to RAL) : Conference Dinner Venue

Milton Hill Steventon Nr Abingdon Oxfordshire OX13 6AF

Tel: +44 (0)844 980 2314


The Kingswell Hotel (5 minute drive to RAL)

Reading Road Harwell

Nr Didcot Oxfordshire OX11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1235 833 043


Steventon House Hotel (5 minute drive to RAL)

Milton Hill Steventon, Nr Abingdon Oxfordshire OX13 6AB

Tel: +44 (0)1235 831 223


Premier Inn Oxford South (Didcot) Hotel (15 mins drive to RAL)

Milton Interchange

Nr Didcot



OX14 4TX


The Crown & Thistle  (20 minutes drive to RAL)

18 Bridge Street

Abingdon on Thames


OX14 3HS


The Cosener's House – STFC (20 minutes drive to RAL)

Abbey Close Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3JD

Tel: +44 (0)1235 523 198

Fax: +44 (0)1235 534 160


The Dog House (25 mins drive to RAL)

Fraingdon Road

Frilford Heath


OX13 6QJ