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CLUK'06 will be held at the Knowledge Media Institute located on the 4th Level  of the Berril Building at The Open University Campus in Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire MK7 6AA UK. Milton Keynes is conveniently located for travel by train or road from various parts of the country. Nearest airport is Luton (bus service to Milton Keynes), and there is a train service from Birmingham International Airport.

How to get here

The KMi website gives information on how to get to Berril Building when you get to the Open University campus. For more information about how to get to the Open University, please check below:

Coming by Air

The closest airport to Milton Keynes is Luton. You may also come from Heathrow, Stansted (not recommended), or Birmingham. Information about how to get to the Open University and Milton Keynes from the airports is here. National Express coaches from Heathrow to Milton Keynes cost approximately £22. Luton to Milton Keynes coach timetable here. Stansted to Milton Keynes Coachway coach timetable here. We recommend transport links that bring you to Milton Keynes Central train station as it is easy to get a taxi to the Open University (fare approximately £7, 10 minutes). Note that some of the airport connections will take you to Milton Keynes Coachway. This will require a taxi from the Coachway to the Open University, or your hotel, cost approximately £9, approximately 15 minutes. KMi guide to coming by Air.

Coming by Train

The University is about four miles from Milton Keynes Central Station, on the London (Euston) to Birmingham line. MK Central is an Intercity stop. Trains are frequent and the journey time from Euston takes approximately 60 minutes. Virgin Trains run the faster intercity services, and Silverlink run the slightly slower local services. At London Euston train station ask for a ticket for all trains, allowing you to use both Virgin and Silverlink, which will cost approximately £20.50 return (for trains leaving after 08.30). Train timetables are here. When you get to Milton Keynes Central Station, you will need to get a taxi to the Open University. This will cost approximately £7 and take 10 minutes.

Coming by Car

The Open University is at Walton Hall, in Milton Keynes which is midway between London and Birmingham, and Oxford and Cambridge. The OU is sited on the South East side of Milton Keynes. It is close to Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1

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From M1, Junction 14: Follow signs for Milton Keynes, taking A509 to first roundabout (Northfield roundabout). Take first left A5130 signposted to Woburn Sands for two miles. At next roundabout (Kingston roundabout) with BP garage on left, take third exit signposted A5/Aylesbury/Dunstable/Walnut Tree/Universities. Go straight over the next roundabout (Walnut Tree). At the following roundabout (Walton), turn right, then first left for the East entrance to the campus. Main reception is located in the Berrill Building.

From M1, Junction 13: Follow signs for Milton Keynes, taking A421 for 3 1/2 miles to the Kingston roundabout. Take second exit onto Groveway (H9), signposted A5/Aylesbury/Dunstable/Walnut Tree/Universities. Go straight over the next roundabout (Walnut Tree). At the following roundabout (Walton), turn right, then first left for the East entrance to the campus. Main reception is located in the Berrill Building.

Taxis from Milton Keynes Central Train Station

There are always taxis waiting outside the entrance of the train station. The fare is approximately £7.00 and the journey time about 10 minutes.


You can find the locations of the hotels by typing their postcode into the Milton Keynes interactive map.

Forte Travelodge Milton Keynes Central
199 Grafton Gate
Milton Keynes, MK9 1AL
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 241079
£65 per room

MacDonald Parkside Hotel
Woughton On The Green
Milton Keynes, MK6 3LR
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 661919
£95 (Wednesday, Thursday) £45 (Friday night) per room (Open University rate)

Calverton Lodge Hotel (website)
38 Horsefair Green, Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes, MK11 1JP
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 261241 Fax: +44 (0) 1908 265924
£65 single / £75 double

Kents Hill Park
Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park
Milton Keynes, MK7 6HL
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 694433 Fax: +44 (0) 1908 695533
£73.11 B&B weekday (OU Rate)
(walking distance) NOTE: not open on the night of 3rd June

The Caldecotte Arms
Bletcham Way, Caldecotte
Milton Keynes, MK7 8HP
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 366188
£50 per room

Travel Inn Milton Keynes East (website)
Brickhill Street, Willen Lake
Milton Keynes, MK15 9HQ
Tel: +44 (0) 8701 977 185 Fax: +44 (0) 1908 678 561
£49.95 per room

Guest houses, etc

We've noted some guest houses we've been recommended, and also there is a link to all guest houses in Milton Keynes. Stony Stratford is one of the prettier parts of the town.

Telford Guest House
17 Wolverton Road, Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes, MK11 1EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 564206
£30 single, en suite room £50 twin or double room, en suite. All with full English Breakfast

Fegans View Guest House
119 High Street, Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes, MK11 1AT
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 562128 and +44 (0) 1908 564246 Mobile: +44 (0) 7801 352152
£20 (single) £28 (single en suite) £40 (double)

Bills B & B
116 High Street
Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH
Tel: +44 (0)1908 562450
£18 - £45 per room

Apple Tree House
16 Verley Close, Woughton on the Green
Milton Keynes, MK6 3ER
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 669681 Fax: +44 (0) 1908 669681
(medium walking distance, friendly, good breakfasts) £39.50 per room

Bradwell Village Youth Hostel (website)
Vicarage Road, Bradwell
Milton Keynes, MK13 9AG
Tel: 0870 770 5716 Fax: 0870 770 5716
£11 a night : One 1, three 4, one 5 and two 10 bedded rooms
17th Century house, in a rural corner of Milton Keynes, close to the Grand Union Canal

List of other guest houses (link to Milton Keynes Council website)

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