UXLibsVI – Useful Information

VENUES

Conference venue: Northumbria University City Campus East 1 (CCE1): Business and Law School Faculty Building – City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8ST. Tel: +44 (0)191 232 6002

Gala dinner venue: The Biscuit Factory – 16 Stoddart Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 1AN Tel: +44 (0)191 261 1103


ACCOMMODATION

Below you’ll find a map showing the locations of the conference and gala dinner venues, as well as most of the hotels within walking distance – click on the icons to see further information, or see the text below the map.

A.  93a Grey Street Apartments
One bed apartment from £220 for 2 nights (8/9 June)
City Centre. 13 min walk from conference venue. Score of 9.3 on booking.com

B.  Maldron Hotel
Twin room from £157 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (£10 extra for breakfast)
City Centre. 17 min walk from conference venue. Score of 9.4 on booking.com

C.  Dream Apartments City Centre
One bed apartment from £180 for 2 nights (8/9 June)
City Centre. 16 min walk from conference venue. Score of 8.1 on booking.com

D.  Hampton by Hilton Newcastle
Double room from £182 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (incl. breakfast)
City Centre. 17 min walk from conference venue. Score of 9.0 on booking.com

E.  Grey Street Hotel
Twin room from £146 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (incl. breakfast)
City Centre. 12 min walk from conference venue. Score of 8.7 on booking.com

F.  The New Bridge Hotel
Double room from £68 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (£10 extra for breakfast)
City Centre (east). 7 min walk from conference venue. Score of 7.9 on booking.com

G.  Vermont Hotel
Twin room from £187 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (incl. breakfast)
City Centre. 15 min walk from conference venue. Score of 8.8 on booking.com

H.  Motel One
Double room from £138 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (£9.50 extra for breakfast)
City Centre. 14 min walk from conference venue. Score of 9.3 on booking.com

I.  Premier Inn Quayside
Double room from £88 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (Breakfast extra)
Quayside. 13 min walk from conference venue.

J.  Travelodge Newcastle Central
Double room from £100 for 2 nights (8/9 June) (incl. breakfast)
Quayside. 8 min walk from conference venue.

K.  Dream Apartments Quayside
One bed apartment from £220 for 2 nights (8/9 June)
Quayside. 9 min walk from conference venue. Score of 8.8 on booking.com

L.  Staybridge Suites
One bed apartment from £97 for 2 nights (8/9 June)
Quayside. 8 min walk from conference venue.

N.B. When booking check a site such as booking.com to see if any special rates are available.


TRAVEL

By air:
There are regular direct flights to Newcastle Airport https://www.newcastleairport.com from Paris, Amsterdam and London Heathrow. The Airport is 8 miles north west of the City Centre.

Take the Metro between the Airport and the City:
The Metro rail system is the easiest and cheapest way to get between the Airport and Newcastle City Centre: https://www.nexus.org.uk/metro. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm. The journey to the Metro stations in the City Centre (Haymarket, Monument or Central Station) take around 20 minutes and one-way fares are around £3 only. Manors is the closest station to the conference venue – 4 minutes’ walk, while Monument is the closest to the centre. The Metro is super easy to use and has great UX – Andy swears by it and used to go to school via it when it was brand new in the late 70s!

Take a taxi between the Airport and the City:
The alternative is to take a taxi which will cost around £20. The dedicated Airport on-site taxi service is Arrow Cars: tel: +44 (0)191 2449966, email: newcastlebookings@arrowcars.co.uk.

By train:
Newcastle Central Station is 5 to 10 minutes’ walk from the City Centre and 20 minutes’ walk from the conference venue. There are direct trains to Newcastle from most major UK cities: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

By car:
The A1(M) connects Newcastle and the North East of England with the rest of the UK. If you require a car park space in Newcastle visit: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/parking-and-permits/car-parks-and-street-parking


DATES / START AND FINISH TIMES

The event will start on the afternoon of Monday 8 June with the optional pre-conference workshops followed by a social evening (details tbc). The conference will finish on Wednesday 10 June at approximately 5pm.


Questions?
If you have any questions about any of the above please contact Marisa who will be happy to help.