Accommodation, Travel & Food
WHERE TO STAY
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The new Clayton Hotel Bristol City is located in the old city at the walls of St. John’s. The hotel’s location right in the heart of Bristol makes it an ideal base for business and leisure, with all amenities such as transport links, Bristol’s shopping quarter, and Bristol Harbourside with its abundance of restaurants and bars, just a short stroll away. It is a modern contemporary hotel housed in the Grade II listed Everards print works. The design of the building celebrates Bristol’s links to art whilst restoring a piece of local history.
Please also see alternative accommodation options below.
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL
Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (King Street), Llandoger Trow, King Street, Bristol BS1 4ER
Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol, Broad Quay, Bristol BS1 4BY
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA
For other Premier Inn hotels in the area click here
GETTING TO BRISTOL
Bristol has direct rail links from London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham, as well as across the South of England, South West and South Wales with Great Western Railway.
Bristol Airport is a few miles south of Bristol City Centre with direct services to over 125+ destinations across Europe.
Once in the city, local transport information can be found on the Travel West website.
Bristol Beacon encourages delegates to travel via public transport or active travel modes and avoid travelling in private cars where possible. The venue is within the Bristol Clean Air Zone, so if you are planning to drive, check if your vehicle will be charged. For more information on travelling to Bristol Beacon, check out their website.
Bristol has two major rail stations, Bristol Temple Meads in the city centre and Bristol Parkway to the north of the city. Bristol Temple Meads is around a 20-minute walk to Bristol Beacon and the Clayton Hotel, a 15-minute bus ride or 7-10 minutes in a taxi. Train timetables and tickets can be found through Great Western Railway.
Bristol Airport is about 8 miles south of the city. UK destinations include Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The A1 Bristol Airport Flyer service is a direct shuttle bus from the airport to the city centre, taking around 40 minutes.
Bristol is also easily accessible by train from London Heathrow Airport, via London Paddington.
GETTING AROUND BRISTOL
The Travel West website has useful information about using public transport in the city, whilst Visit Bristol provides information about various taxi options. Hackney carriages (black cabs) are painted blue in Bristol and can be picked up from taxi ranks or flagged from the street. The BRAXI app allows you to hail local taxis licensed by Bristol City Council.
For more information about travelling in Bristol, check out Visit Bristol.
EATING IN BRISTOL
Bristol Loaf is Bristol Beacon's lower ground floor café, serving delicious breakfast, lunch, and small scandi-inspired evening plates and sharing boards accompanied by speciality coffee and delicious natural wines from Native Vine and a selection of local craft beers, ciders and spirits. They also serve freshly baked pastries, cakes, filled focaccia, ciabatta and artisan loaves to take away. No booking is required.
The newly opened Colonnade Restaurant is also situated on the lower ground floor of Bristol Beacon.
Visit Bristol also offers a range of restaurant, café, bar and pub recommendations.