Venue, Accommodation and Travel Information

Scottish Piping Society of London 80th Annual Competition

Venue Information
Address – 9 Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DR
Telephone – 020 7235 5162
Nearest London Underground Station – Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line Zone 1)
Nearest Mainline Rail Station – Paddington
Recommended Airport – Heathrow

Websitehttps://www.caledonianclub.com/

The committee advises that there is a strict dress code in operation at The Caledonian Club and this applies to all competitors, guests and spectators at the Annual Competition. Strictly: no jeans, trainers or t-shirts.

See here for more information.

Accommodation

In previous years the SPSL has sought a preferential rate with The Copthorne Tara, as a recommended hotel close to the previous venue. With the move to a new competition venue, there will no longer be a recommended hotel with which we negotiate a preferential rate.

Should you wish to stay in the familiar surroundings of The Copthorne Tara, to get from there to The Caledonian Club, travel via the London Underground Circle Line from Kensington High Street to Gloucester Road, then change to Piccadilly line to travel to Hyde Park Corner. This journey should take 20-25 minutes.

In the vicinity of The Caledonian Club there are a number of popular hotel brands, although some of these may exceed the anticipated budget for those travelling to the competition. In the vicinity of Victoria Station there are a number of budget hotels. Competitors may want to consider the following:

The Premier Inn

Hotel Z

These hotels are a 15-minute walk from the venue, a short taxi/ Uber journey, or four stops on the bus from Grosvenor Gardens (Stop Q) – Bus numbers 2, 38, 52 or 148, with a set fare only payable by contactless bankcard/ Oyster.

Closest transport hubs to The Caledonian Club

Heathrow Airport

  • Heathrow Express Train to Paddington Rail Station. London Underground Circle Line to South Kensington then change to Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner.
  • Heathrow Express Train to Paddington Rail Station. London Underground Bakerloo Line to Piccadilly Circus then change to Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner.
  • London Underground Piccadilly Line from Heathrow Airport to Hyde Park Corner.

Gatwick Airport

  • Gatwick Express from South Terminal to Victoria Train Station. London Underground Circle Line to South Kensington then change to Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner.
  • Train from Gatwick South Terminal to London Bridge Station. London Underground Jubilee Line to Green Park then change to Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner.

Victoria Bus Station

  • London Underground Circle Line from Victoria to South Kensington, then change to Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner.

Paddington Rail Station

  • London Underground Circle Line from Paddington to South Kensington, then change to Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner.

Euston Rail Station

  • London Underground Victoria Line from Euston to Green Park, then change to Piccadilly Line to Hyde Park Corner.

Car Parking

  • The Caledonian Club has negotiated discount parking at NCP Cadogan Place Car Park. In order to receive the discount, a pre-loaded card is required which may be obtained from Reception. Charges after the discount are £8.25 per hour and £36 for 24 hours. Free street parking: 18.30-8.30, after 13.00 Saturday and all-day Sunday.