Manchester Meeting Place

Manchester Meeting Place is one of the key conference venues on the Sackville Street campus ideally locoated, just a short walk from Piccadilly train station and the city centre.

Address: Sakville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB


As the conference venue is located in the city centre, this venue is easily reached by public transport.

There are four key train stations in Manchester city centre - Deansgate, Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Of these, Piccadilly attracts the most visitors and is the main arrival point into the city centre.

Over 85 airlines offer direct flights to over 180 destinations worldwide, connecting over 22 million passengers to more places than any other airport in the UK. The airport is ideally placed to become your gateway to England's Northwest. You can visit Manchester Airport's website to find out more about flights to Manchester. Wherever you're arriving from, the airport can provide you with personalised information about your onward journey with its My Airport Guide service.

From the airport, trains to the city centre run every 15 minutes into Piccadilly train station; the average journey time is 20 minutes. Alternatively you can jump into a taxi to the city centre.

A comprehensive network of buses offer frequent services to many destinations.

When in the city centre, you can hop on one of the Metroshuttle buses. These are free and link to all the main rail stations, shopping districts and businesses in the city centre. Metroshuttle operates from 7am - 7pm Monday to Saturday and 10am - 6pm on Sundays and runs approximately every 10 minutes. The Metroshuttle can take you from car parks, stations and tram stops around the city centre's main attractions.

Manchester's ring road connects Manchester to motorways north, south, east and west. You can download maps to help find your way around the city centre and beyond.

The closest car park to the conference venue is on Charles Street.

National Express run coaches from major cities in the UK to Manchester. Visit the National Express website for full details.

Manchester's Metrolink tram system has been developed to encourage easier and faster travel in the city centre and beyond. Connecting all major railway stations and tourist attractions, the Metrolink runs every five minutes, making it the perfect mode of transport for those who don't require a strict timetable. Trams run from the early morning until late in the evening; don't forget to purchase your ticket from the machine at the platform before you board.

On foot
Walking is the easiest way to get around. Manchester is easily explored on foot, with plenty of pedestrian-only zones. It is possible to traverse the main central locations within around 20-minutes, end-to-end. To explore the city on foot, you could map your route using the interactive Manchester Walking Routes Planner or download maps to help find your way around the city centre and beyond.