The Data for Policy 2017 Conference is being hosted by the Government Data Science Partnership at the premier 1VS Conference Centre, the venue of choice for major UK government conferences.


Situated on the historic thoroughfare of Victoria Street, 1VS is a two-minute walk from the Houses of Parliament, the seat of British political power, and a ten-minute walk from Buckingham Palace, the residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning Queen-regnant in history. Just a short walk from 1VS the visitor can find Westminster Abbey, the site of all the coronations of English monarchs since William the Conqueror in 1066 and the neo-Byzantine Westminster Cathedral, Mother Church of England and Wales. For art lovers, the National Portrait Gallery is a ten-minute bus journey away, as is Tate Britain, with both galleries boasting art work by the world’s pre-eminent artists, both new and old. For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of modern urban life, beautiful parkland is only a brisk walk away, with the world-famous St. James Park nestled between The Mall and the Royal palace nearby. In the streets around Westminster numerous cafes, bistros and restaurants are to be found offering a cosmopolitan dining experience, with cuisine hailing from every corner of the world. For those with an appetite for exploration, the River Thames flows nearby and crossing Westminster Bridge, the urban adventurer comes immediately to the world-famous London Eye, which offers stunning panoramic views of this city which is at once old and new, venerable and vibrant.



BIS Conference Centre,

1 Victoria Street





Bus: Bus routes Number’s 11, 24, 148, 211 stop directly outside the Conference Centre. Other bus routes pass nearby.

Underground: 1 Victoria Street is within walking distance of Victoria, St. James Park and Westminster stations.

Rail: Victoria, Waterloo and Charring Cross stations are 10-20 minutes away by foot or by London Underground routes.

Car: Parking is available at sites in Horseferry Road and Abingdon Street.



Delegates are responsible for securing their own accommodation whilst in London. There are numerous hotels and other accommodation options within walking distance of the Conference Centre.