Travel & Accommodation

Getting Here

By Air

Newcastle International Airport is 6.4 miles from the conference venue and has a direct Metro link to Newcastle City Centre.

By Rail

Newcastle is on the East Coast Main Line with frequent direct trains from London.  Journey times include Edinburgh - 89 mins, Leeds - 85 mins, London - 171 mins and Manchester - 140 mins. The Catalyst is only an 8 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station.

By Car

If traveling by car there are several city centre car parks close to the conference venue, including the multi-storey Q-Park on Stowell Street

By Metro

The Catalyst benefits from being a 3 minute walk from St James Metro station, an 8 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station and a 13 minute walk from Monument Metro station.



Working with Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, we are able to offer discounted rates for several hotels close to the conference venue: 

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 If you have any queries about accommodation or require assistance with booking, please contact NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau on 0191 440 5757 or


Visiting the Region

Newcastle upon Tyne is the cosmopolitan capital of the North East of England. Over the past 20 years, a cultural regeneration has changed the area beyond recognition, creating a stunning cityscape and a special place that rewards people who choose to visit, live, work, study and invest here.            

Today, Newcastle is a modern, compact and culturally vibrant European city with a strong identity. The city centre is easy to get around and offers excellent shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries and cinemas. The city centre is renowned for its stunning architecture with many fine buildings and streets including Grey Street, described by renowned architectural historian, Nikolaus Pevsner, as ‘one of the finest streets in England’. Once a busy industrial and commercial dockside, Newcastle’s Quayside is now packed with cafés, bars and restaurants from which to enjoy views of the River Tyne and its bridges.

Neighbouring Gateshead, on the south bank of the Tyne, is now famed for its contemporary culture and iconic structures, including BALTIC, converted from a landmark industrial building in the 1990s and now a major international centre for contemporary art, the Sage Gateshead concert venue occupying a curved glass and steel building designed by Norman Foster, the Stirling Prize – winning Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North.

Angel of the North

Grey Street

Tynemouth beach

Hadrian's Wall