Delegates will all navigate to Newcastle upon Tyne (by air, rail or road) before crossing the river to reach the conference hotel.
Newcastle International Airport is approximately a 20 minute taxi journey from the conference hotel, depending on rush hour traffic. The taxi cost will be approximately £20.
You can view the airport website at www.newcastleairport.com
Airport Taxis are the official taxi service for Newcastle International Airport. Taxis can be booked by calling the above number or by visiting their webpages at www.airport-taxis.co.uk.
There is a surburban railway connection (the Metro) direct from the airport terminal tot he main railway station (Newcastle Central Station).
Tyne and Wear Metro is a light rail system with 60 stations serving Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. The Metro has been rated as one of the country’s most efficient modes of transport and currently carries nearly 40 million passenger journeys per year.
The journey to Newcastle Central Station takes around 25 minutes. There are trains every 12 minutes from approximately 5.44am (Sundays 6.27am) to 11.58pm.
A single fare from the airport to Central Station will cost £3.00 and a return fare will cost £4.80.
For further information on Metro services, go to www.nexus.org.uk/metro
From the main railway station (Newcastle Central Station) a taxi to the hotel will take 5 minutes and cost around £6.00. Alternatively, the hotel can be reached on foot, via the High Level bridge, after a walk of just over 1km.
The mainline rail network serves the centre of Newcastle via Newcastle's Central Station.
London (Kings Cross Station). Trains leave approximately every 30 minutes to Newcastle Central Station – journey time approx three hours. The main route from Kings Cross to Newcastle upon Tyne is serviced by East Coast Trains, you can find out more information at www.eastcoast.co.uk/
From The A1, junction with the A184 From the A1 northbound or southbound, take the A184 and continue towards Gateshead. Continue on this road across 2 roundabouts towards Gateshead and at the 2nd set of lights turn left onto the Tyne Bridge approach road. Turn left into Bottle Bank. The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel is on the left.
Sat Nav postcode reference: NE8 2AR
Make the most of your visit to Newcastle with some unmissable city highlights:
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
The Biscuit Factory - Gallery
Laing Art Gallery
Centre for Life
Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas
Holy Jesus Hospital
St. James' Park
Belsay Hall and Gardens
SAGE Philharmonic Hall
The Great North Museum
Weather in the UK does have quite a reputation, which is largely justified so, if you are not familiar with it, it is worth being prepared (for anything). Realistically, in late June a temperature of 15º Centigrade counts as cold and 30º counts as hot. You might hope for daytime temperatures in the low 20s. However, since we are not very far from the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, rain is likely, but by no means inevitable; in summer there may be thunderstorms and hail is not impossible. Sunny weather is not unheard of; it’s recently become a bit warmer, a bit drier and (perhaps) even more unpredictable.
For further information on Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, please visit the websites below:
A City Guide iPhone App is also available for Newcastle upon Tyne.