Travel-related Information

Conference-rate Hotel Rooms

Rooms at the Hilton Metropole at the special conference rate (£210/night) are available through this link (King size) and this link (Queen size).

The block rate in the conference hotel is now sold out on some dates, so if you’re not seeing availability, please call the Hilton Metropole and state that you would like to book on the ACM CCS 2019 block rate for as many days as possible. The hotel contact for CCS is Suzanne El-Desouky, +44 (0) 207 616 6570.

Staying in rooms at the conference hotels helps ACM and the SIG offset the costs of meeting space. We hope that the low, negotiated room rate is an added incentive to stay at the conference hotel.  More importantly, the hotel is the center of conference activity, allowing quick access to the programs and functions, as well as the ability to network easily with other attendees.

Visa Support Letter Request

ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee. For visa support letters, refer all requests to supportletters@acm.org.  Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport
  • Your current postal mailing address
  • The name of the conference you are registering for (CCS’19)
  • Your registration confirmation number
  • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the “sole author” or a “co-author”
  • Authors may indicate their paper title. If no paper, speakers can provide the title of their presentation

Brexit and Visas

At the time of this writing, the official position is that nothing will change for visitors from the EU (and most other European countries), even in case of a “no-deal” Brexit.
But, as this may still change, please check with the official site of the UK government regarding “What you’ll need to do to visit the UK after the UK leaves the EU, including whether you’ll need to apply for a visa.”

Heathrow Express

To get from Heathrow Airport into London, one option is the Heathrow Express Train. Discounted tickets are available by following this link (or this link on mobile devices), and logging in with

username: metropole

password: trains1

Once logged in, please use the link to the “Corporate Travel” section (yellow button) and search for the tickets there. It will automatically give the 12% discount on standard tickets.

Note that this may not work in some browsers and some company networks.

Public Transport in London

For getting around London, a super helpful tool is CityMapper.