The workshop will take place in Engineers'
House, The Promenade, Clifton - close to Bristol Zoological Gardens.
The workshop registration does not include accommodation. Delegates should
make their own arrangements with one of the following local hotels:
Close to Engineers' House
Close to the city centre
- Approaches to Bristol ( 67K
- Central Bristol street map,
showing Engineers' House, Queen's Building (red) Bristol Temple Meads rail
station, Bristol Bus & Coach Station (orange), hotels (blue) and
Goldney Orangery (magenta) (551K
- Online maps (can be scrolled, zoomed, etc.) from multimap.com
Travelling to the University of Bristol
- By air
airport is only nine miles from the city centre. There is a
dedicated non-stop bus service to Bristol Bus & Coach Station -
the "Bristol Flyer". The journey takes approximately 30 minutes,
tickets can be purchased onboard the coach. The service operates
every 15 minutes from 6:45am to 7:30pm, and roughly every 30 minutes
from 7:30pm until 11:45pm daily. The return fare is about £8 for
adults. Alternatively, take a taxi direct from the airport. Fares are
about £25 each way to most points in the city centre.
airport, 10 miles to the west of London, is the closest of
the London airports to Bristol. The easiest way to Bristol is by
coach, number FK200, FK201 or FK202 - a 2 hour journey, with coaches
leaving approximately every hour. The coach arrives at Bristol Bus
& Coach Station. The return fare is about £38.00 for adults.
Travelling by train is a little more involved (and much more
expensive) journey, and involves taking the "Heathrow Express" into
London Paddington station, and changing trains for Bristol Temple
Meads (see below).
airport also has a direct coach service to Bristol, also
number FK200, FK201 or FK202, taking about 3.5 hours, leaving
approximately every hour. The coach arrives at Bristol Bus &
Coach Station. The return fare is about £44.00 per adult. Do
check the times on the web (see address below). By train, it's a 3
hour journey, changing trains at Reading.
- Travelling from the majority of other UK airports is most easily
achieved by train or coach (see below).
- By train
- The most convenient train station for the Univeristy precinct is the
main station in the centre of Bristol, Bristol Temple Meads - note that
Bristol has a second main line station, Bristol Parkway, but this is a
long way from the city centre, so is best avoided. Trains from London
leave London Paddington station every half hour during the day. Bristol
Temple Meads is also served by direct trains from most other major cities
in the UK. Train timetables are available from National Rail's
website and fares from thetrainline.com (registration
necessary for the latter).
- By coach
- Coaches arrive at the Bristol Bus & Coach Station on Marlborough
Street. More information on coach travel is available from the National Express website.
Travelling to Engineers' House
- From Bristol Temple Meads or the Bristol Bus & Coach Station
- There are taxi ranks at both Bristol Temple Meads and the Bristol Bus
& Coach Station, from where you can take a taxi up to The Promenade,
- By road
- From the M5 (the North & South West), leave the M5 at
junction 15 and take the M4 eastbound. Then follow the M4 directions
- From the M4 (London/South East & South Wales), leave the
M4 at junction 19 (M32), follow the M32 until the end of the motorway
and then follow the signs for the city centre. From the centre,
follow signs for Clifton/The Downs/Bristol Zoo. Turn right up Park
Street, and along Queen's Road (passing the main University precinct
on your right). Keep following directions for Clifton around The
Triangle and back onto Queen's Road, bearing left at the Victoria
Rooms to stay on Queen's Road. Take the third turning on the right,
Pembroke Road, and follow this all the way to the end. Turn left onto
Clifton Down, and past Bristol Zoological Gardens. Bear left when the
road forks, following signs for the Suspension Bridge, and The
Promenade is the second turning on the left.