Travel details, hotels etc

Venue

Arts Building + Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Edgbaston Campus Map available here

Google map of venue location

Travel and parking

Information regarding travel to the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/getting-here-edgbaston.aspx.

We recommend that you travel to the University by public transport, as the availability of parking on campus cannot be guaranteed. Please note that the ‘University’ train station is the stop you need for the Edgbaston campus and provides the most direct access from the city centre (7 min journey from New Street station).

If you chose to drive to the conference, we recommend the North East multi-storey car park on Pritchatts Road (Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA) The North East car park is a mutli storey and is a pay on foot car park. Visitor charges are:

  • Up to 1 hour £2.00
  • 1-3 hours £3.00
  • 3-5 hours £4.00
  • 5-8 hours £6.00

Parking at the University of Birmingham is free of charge after 4.30pm Mon – Fri and is free all day at weekends.

Accommodation

The University’s conference park is conveniently located for access to the University campus. Information and bookings here: http://www.venuebirmingham.com/accommodation/overnight-stays/. Alternatively, there are many hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in the vicinity. A list of these can be found on Trip Advisor.

Food and drink

Registration to the conference includes lunches and refreshments (teas and coffees) on both days. There are several shops and cafes on campus where light snacks and drinks can be purchased, http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/community/university-campus/retail/food-and-drink-on-campus.aspx Please note that many of these will be closed on Saturday.

Birmingham offers a wide range of options for evening meals and entertainment. Within walking distance from the University, the village of Harborne is home to several restaurants, pubs (such as The Plough, The Junction and Pizza Express) and supermarkets (such as Sainsbury’s, M&S and Waitrose). A short drive or train ride from campus, the city centre offers more options, catering to all tastes. (View the Birmingham Mail’s list of top recommendations here – booking is highly recommended). Birmingham’s iconic Balti Triangle is also nearby, a ten minute drive from the University.

Accessibility

If you have any specific access requirements, please get in touch with C.lund@bham.ac.uk in advance of the conference so that we can do our best to accommodate these.