I strongly recommend that you book accommodation at the college. I tested it myself in the summer and it is basic, but comfortable – and very close to the seminar rooms. If you prefer to stay in a hotel, there are not many hotels in the Mile End area, but here is a link to the closest ones: http://www.residences.qmul.ac.uk/alternative/hotels/index.html. If you wish to stay in central London, the area around Holborn is the most accessible, but in general you need to be near the Central Line (the red line on the London tube map). You would need to allow up to 45 minutes for travel between Holborn and the venue.
Details of how to get to QM and other helpful information may be found under the FAQS tab in the accommodation link.
For accommodation during the conference please follow the link below:
Promotional code: ISHER2017 to be entered when booking accommodation
Rate per night: £57.00 per room per night including breakfast and VAT
For dates outside 22 July – 02 August please search without the promotional code for availability.