No matter where you're studying abroad in Europe you can join other InterVarsity students for a weekend retreat in London to set the tone for your semester and send you out inspired and equipped to share Jesus with those you meet.
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- Travel to London
- Arrival and check-in at the hostel by 4:30pm
- Dinner out
- Session 1: Introductions, Bible study, and prayer
- Breakfast at hostel
- Session 2: Bible study
- Session 3: Workshop
- Lunch out and afternoon excursion to Westminster Abbey
- Session 4: Presentation
- Session 5: Bible study & prayer
- Dinner out & exploring the city together
- Breakfast at hostel
- Session 6: Reflection & prayer
- Session 7: Commissioning
- Departure and goodbyes
- End at noon
When is Launch London?
Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, 2018
Where is it?
23 Kensington Square
W8 5HN, UK
Note: The entrance is via 23 Kensington Square, though their website lists their mailing address at 20 Kensington Square.
Check out the website and Milleret House's website.
When should I arrive?
On Friday, plan to arrive at the hostel between 4pm - 5pm to check in and get settled. The retreat will begin at 6pm.
How much does it cost to attend?
The price for the weekend ranges from $145 to $165 depending upon when the attendee registers for the event.
What is included?
The Launch London rate includes a two-night stay at the hostel, including breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, lunch on Saturday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday nights.
What if I need to cancel?
The $50 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
What is housing like?
Milleret is a religious retreat house with simple modern and comfortable guest rooms. There is a free continental breakfast, as well as a kitchen and refrigerator if you want to store any items for special dietary needs. Bed linens and towels are provided. There is free storage for luggage and free Wi-Fi in the house.
What should I pack?
- Clothes appropriate for the weather in London at this time of year; check the weather before you leave.
- Money for meals during your travel to and from London, for historical sites than may charge minimal fees, and for any souvenirs.
- A journal to take notes, reflect, and write down what you're hearing from God.
Which airport should I fly into?
Heathrow Airport (LHR)
How can I get from the airport to the hostel?
Milleret House is a 5-minute walk from the High Street Kensington station on the Tube. Note: You will need to purchase an Oyster Card to use the Tube; you may be able to purchase a Visitor Oyster card in advance. We will mostly walk during Launch and not need public transportation, but feel free to add a few extra pounds to your Oyster Card just in case.
From Heathrow airport:
Take the Picadilly Line (Dark Blue) from terminals 1,2,3.
Transfer to the Circle Line (Yellow) at Gloucester Road station.
Take the Circle Line (Yellow) for one stop until you arrive at High Street Kensington station.
There is also a Heathrow Express that will take you to Paddington Station, where you can get onto the Circle Line (Yellow) and take it 3 stops to High Street Kensington station.
From Gatwick airport:
Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station, where you can get onto the Circle Line (Yellow) and take it 4 stops to High Street Kensington station.
Can I stay in London longer?
You are welcome to stay longer in London, either before or after Launch. You will need to book your own hostel for any additional nights.
When does Launch London end?
The retreat ends at 12 noon on Sunday. Please plan your travel with enough time to get from the hostel to the train/airport, likely no flights earlier than 3pm.
How do I pay my balance after registering?
Log in to your registration through this link. Use the email and password that you used when registering. A week before the event, the remaining balance will automatically be deducted from the credit or debit card with which you registered.
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ADVANCE RATE: $145
Rate valid until Friday, January 26. Register until 11:59 CST.
STANDARD RATE: $165
Rate valid until Friday, February 2. Register until 11:59 CST.
To register, you must pay a $50 non-refundable deposit.
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