The 47th IOP Plasma Conference will now be held as a virtual conference


On the afternoon of Wednesday 7 April 2021, you will have some free time from the conference to explore London. Here are a few suggestions in the King's Cross area that you might like to visit. Please ensure that you make your own arrangements for these excursions at your earliest convenience.  

London Canal Museum

A waterside museum of London's canals and the Victorian ice trade, set in a former ice warehouse of the 1860s. It tells the colourful story of the canals, their people, horses and trade. Peer down into a huge ice well, uniquely preserved, and learn about the ice trade. Go inside a narrowboat cabin, meet the horse, and watch archive film. Free MP3 audio tour for download from the museum website for your own player.

For more information please visit their website:

Hidden Depths Canal Cruises

The Lapwing (max 12 persons) is the perfect choice for a leisurely cruise along the Regent’s Canal between Islington and King’s Cross. Steeped in history and wildlife, this waterway is home to, amongst others: Camley Street Nature Park, Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard, the London Canal Museum, City Road Lock, and the 200 year old Islington Tunnel which is only accessible by boat. Why not join them for an unforgettable journey through this unique part of the London waterways!

For more information please visit their website:

British Library

Open to you for research, inspiration and enjoyment. 

Their collection of over 170 million items includes artefacts from every age of written civilisation. They keep the nation’s archive of printed and digital publications, adding around three million new items to their collection every year.

Their London and Yorkshire sites have everything from newspapers to sound recordings, patents, prints and drawings, maps and manuscripts. They run inspiring exhibitions to interpret these collections and bring their stories to the public.

For more information please visit their website:

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 and 3/4

If you want to do some shopping instead, you can visit The Harry Potter souvenir shop and famous train platform from the films, located inside King's Cross train station. You can find more information here.


You may also find the Time Out guide helpful for other things to do in the King's Cross area.

Key dates

Registration deadline:

5 April 2021


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Please see here the list of exhibitors at this conference.