Accomodation, Travel & Free-time


There are numerous hotels in central Bristol within walking distance of the conference venue, but we recommend booking rooms as early as possible. For a selection, visit City centre hotels

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You can search more widely by visiting the Bristol Tourist Information Centre

Travelling to Bristol

By road – Bristol stands on one of the UK’s major motorway junctions, the crossroads of the M4 (London – South Wales) and M5 (South West – Birmingham and West Midlands).

By rail – Bristol has two main-line railway stations linking it directly with London and the rest of the UK. Minimum journey time from London (Paddington) to Bristol Temple Meads station is 1hr 20min. Train times and tickets can be found at National Rail Enquiries, Virgin Trains or First Great Western.

By airBristol International Airport is 8 miles / 30 minutes from the University and offers a comprehensive service within the UK and Europe.

There is a frequent coach service around the clock from Bristol Airport to the city centre: Airport Flyer, taking c. 40 minutes and costing £7 one-way or £11 return. There are drop-off and pick-up points around central Bristol: Flyer route map.

A taxi to or from the airport will cost from around £28. Prestige Cars +44(0)117 950 9999 offer fixed prices, currently £27.50 or £32.50 for meet-and-greet. Arrow Cars guideline price is £28.90 from the airport to the Marriott Royal Hotel close by the conference venue.

If you are flying to London Heathrow Airport, there is a coach service to Bristol Coach Station in central Bristol.

Travelling around Bristol

Local buses:



City centre taxi firms
Yellow Cabs
+44(0)117 923 1515
Streamline Taxis +44(0)117 926 4001
Prestige Cars +44(0)117 950 9999

Free-time in Bristol

Bristol is a city with a fascinating history and has had global connections for many centuries.  There is a wide range of cultural venues, architecture and landscape to be explored and enjoyed, should you have the time.

For things to see and do:

Bristol Tourist Information Centre
At Bristol
City Museum
M Shed
Bristol Zoo
Bristol Aquarium
Clifton Suspension Bridge
SS Great Britain
Brandon Hill & Cabot Tower
Georgian House
Watershed Arts Centre
Arnolfini Gallery
Cabot Circus Shopping Centre
Bath – World Heritage Site


Conference venues map
City centre map
Other Bristol maps