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This year’s conference will begin at 08:30 on Wednesday 6 June, and close at 17:00 on Thursday 7 June. There will also be a pre-conference social evening from 19:30 on 5 June at The Bessemer public house which will be a great opportunity to meet other delegates in an informal setting.
Social evening (Tuesday 5 June): The Bessemer, The Fountain Precinct, 58 Leopold St, Sheffield, S1 2GZ. Tel: +44 (0) 114 270 6760.
Conference (and pre-conference workshop) venue: Sheffield Hallam University: City Campus – Charles Street Building, 133 Charles St, Sheffield, S1 2ND. Tel: +44 (0) 114 225 2070.
Gala dinner venue (Wednesday 6 June): Cutlers’ Hall, Church St, Sheffield, S1 1HG. Tel: +44 (0) 114 276 8149.
Below you’ll find a map showing the locations of the conference and social venues, as well as most of the hotels that are within walking distance. Click on the icons to see further information, or check out the text further below.
We advise that you check for the best hotel deals on booking.com or hotels.com for special rates, but the rates below were correct at mid-January 2018. Hotels are listed from cheapest to most expensive.
A. Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre Angel Street
Double room £75.50 (breakfast not included) for 2 nights (5/6 June)
B. Best Western Sheffield City Centre Cutlers Hotel
Winter Sale single room £82.50 incl. breakfast for 2 nights (5/6 June)
C. Travelodge Sheffield Central
Double room £88 (breakfast not included) for 2 nights (5/6 June)
D. Hotel Ibis Sheffield City
Double room £118 (£132.30 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)
E. Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel
Standard king room £118.80 incl. breakfast for 2 nights (5/6 June)
F. Leopold Hotel (boutique hotel with lone female guest policy)
Double room from £180.20 (breakfast not included) for 2 nights (5/6 June)
G. Jurys Inn Sheffield
Single room £189 (£209 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)
H. Novotel Sheffield Centre
Superior room £224 (£258 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)
I. Mercure Sheffield – St Paul’s Hotel and Spa
Double room advance saver £258 (£278 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)
Manchester airport is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night with a journey time of 1hr 20mins.
If you are flying in to London (Heathrow or Gatwick) the journey time to Sheffield via London St Pancras is 3hrs 20 mins approx.
A smaller airport with fewer carriers is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, near Doncaster, 25 miles from Sheffield. You could take a taxi from the airport, or a train from Doncaster to Sheffield.
It may also be worth checking out Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands airports which are further away again but offer alternative journey options.
Sheffield station is situated just 6 minutes’ walk from the main conference venue on Charles Street and around 10 minutes from most city centre hotels. Sheffield is very well connected to all major cities in the UK – see the National Rail for timetable and fare info.
There ae no car parks at the conference venue but various parking options across the city. See Parking in the city for details.
Extending your trip?
If you plan to stay before or after the conference then Sheffield is the perfect jumping off point for the Peak District National Park and all that Yorkshire has to offer. A bit further North is the breathtaking Lake District.
If you have any questions about any of the above please contact Marisa who will be happy to help.