Travel to York

About our venue

Convention takes place in central York, in York St John Creative Centre, a brand new, award-winning building built to house music, drama and other creative courses at the university. With a central auditorium seating 170, purpose-built creative break-out spaces and a surrounding atrium to mingle and browse exhibition stands, it’s the ideal venue for our return Convention

The Centre is just outside the ancient city walls, within sight of York Minster, less than a mile from the railway station and within walking distance of a range of hotels and guest houses.

You can see the location of York St John Creative Centre here.

About the city of York

York is a vibrant city with Roman roots and a Viking past, offering an adventure for everyone. Ancient walls surround incredible local businesses, attractions, shops, accommodation and eateries, with exciting events every day and inspiring festivals every month of the year.

The Visit York website has a dedicated section for conference visitors, with lots of useful information about travel, accommodation and what to see whilst you’re there: find out more here.

Finding accommodation

There is no on-site accommodation and this isn’t included in delegate rates this year, but there is plenty to choose from in York city centre. 

Getting to York

This ancient city is best explored on foot, and it’s easy to get from one side of the city centre to the other in just 20 minutes. Download a map of York city centre here.

By rail

York is ideally positioned in the heart of the country with direct rail links bringing you from London, Edinburgh and Manchester in around 2 hours. The railway station is the other side of the city from the Creative Centre, but it is a pleasant 20 minute walk through the historic centre. To follow walking directions on Google, click here.

By car

If you’re travelling into York by car, use one of the six ideally located Park & Ride sites surrounding the city for a hassle-free journey. Alternatively, a number of hotels and guest houses have parking available. Please note that there is no parking on the campus. The nearest car park to the Creative Centre is Union Terrace car park, YO31 7ES. Find out more detail about York car parks here.

Find out more about travel to York here.

Enjoy the city of York

If you have time, why not book a longer stay in York? This ancient city is home to an amazing array of historic sites, world-class museums, art galleries and more. Just a few highlights include York MinsterYork Castle Museum, the National Railway MuseumJorvik Viking Centre and even a chocolate museum! The Visit York website has lots of information on things to do.