Practical information


The Royal College of Physicians (conference venue) is situated in the very heart of Edinburgh.

How to get there

The railway station (Edinburgh Waverley) is right in the centre of town, a short walk from the conference venue.  A taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre will take around 30 minutes depending on the time of day, longer in rush hour.  There is also a tram that runs from the airport to the city centre, and we have an excellent bus service who have a downloadable app

Edinburgh in December

In December, Edinburgh has Christmas lights,  a German market, fairground and other events in the city centre, including a skating rink, and a multitude of “shopping experiences”.  Several museums and art galleries are within walking distance of the venue. The weather can be chilly then, around 2-7 C on average (and may well be wet) so layers of appropriate clothing are recommended.  We also have theatres, cinemas and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.