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Visiting Liverpool

The PILAS conference 2018 will be held at the University of Liverpool in the Rendall building (no. 432 on the campus map) on the South Campus. You can use the postcode L7 7EZ (for google maps) to help find it or see this map The South Campus can be found by heading up to Abercromby Square which is just up from the Metropolitan Cathedral on Mount Pleasant. Liverpool is well signposted with directions to the university included on the city signposts. Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Mount Pleasant is very close to the University and is a useful landmark you can ask directions to when finding your way to the university.

Travelling to Liverpool

From the M62: at the end of the motorway continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080 then A5047) and follow signs for Liverpool City Centre and the University. Postcode for sat nav or online directions: L3 5TR for the University of Liverpool Student Guild. You may then use the campus map (see link above) to find the Rendall Building from here or use the postcode L7 7EZ (for google maps) to help find the Rendall Building. Paid visitor car parking is available at two locations near to the university campus. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/ maps/visiting/car-parking/

The Campus is a ten minute walk from the nearest mainline station at Lime Street. However, unfortunately Lime Street station is closed from 2nd June to 29th July for improvement works. Your train will arrive at the Liverpool South Parkway station, where you can change onto a Merseyrail train for the city centre. You can either go to Liverpool Central or Moorfields, depending on where you’re going. (Liverpool Central is better for the University of Liverpool.)
Use the Merseyrail website: www.merseyrail.org or National Rail Enquries www.nationalrail.co.uk to plan your journey.
When planning your journey, it’s best to put Liverpool (All Stations) in the destination box. From Liverpool Central Station, come out of the Bold Street exit and walk up Bold Street. At the top, cross over Renshaw Street, to St Luke’s Church (known as the bombed out church because it was partly destroyed during the war). Walk up the hill (Leece Street which then becomes Hardman Street) to the City of Liverpool College Arts Centre, on the corner. From here, turn left onto Mulberry Street, and then take your first right, into the University of Liverpool South Campus. You will find yourself in Abercromby Square. The Rendall Building is opposite and to your left.

The National Express coach station is in Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, Liverpool, L1 8JX, an 18 minute walk from the Campus. From the bus station walk along Hanover Street, pass Liverpool Central Railway Station. Cross Renshaw street onto Brownlow Hill and head towards the Metropolitan Cathedral.
National Express Coaches Telephone: +44 (0)8717 818181 Website: www.nationalexpress.com

Mersey Ferries operates services between Pier Head and Birkenhead/Wallasey on the Wirral. You can also sail between Liverpool and Belfast and the Isle of Man. Once in Liverpool, follow signs for the Catholic Cathedral, or for Lime Street Station, then follow directions to the university from the station, as listed above.
Mersey Ferries Telephone: +44 (0) 151 794 5927
Email: info@merseyferries.co.uk Website: www.merseyferries.co.uk


Liverpool John Lennon Airport is eight miles from the city centre and is best reached by taxi or the express bus, directly outside the entrance to the airport terminal. You can also get buses 500, 86, 80A and 82A to Liverpool city centre. Telephone: +44 (0)871 521 8484
Website: liverpoolairport.com
Manchester Airport
A train service runs between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street station. There is also a direct coach service which takes about 1 hour. Telephone: +44 (0)871 271 0711 Website: www.manchesterairport.co.uk


Liverpool has many hotels, bed & breakfasts, apartments, hostels, etc., to suit all price ranges. See links below for accommodation to suit all budgets and book at favourable rates:
Liverpool Tourism Information

Food and drink near Liverpool South Campus

We have many good restaurants, bars and pubs near the conference venue, particularly on or near Myrtle Street, Hope Street, Hardman Street and Bold Street. Popular (and the nearest) places for tea, coffee, breafast and other meals by the South Campus are Vine Court (off Myrtle Street), Kimos (on Myrtle Street) and Cafe Nero (on Myrtle Street). Bold Street has many good cafes and restaurants

The conference includes a catered lunch on Monday and on Tuesday. Please register for the conference so that we know numbers of delegates and any food allergies/preferences for the lunch. There will also be a conference dinner on Monday 4th June in the Pen Factory on Hope Street at 8pm. Book your conference dinner here by the 28th May. The Pen Factory is approximately 6-7 minutes walk from the conference venue.

What to do in Liverpool: recommendations for tours and exhibitions

Many of Liverpool’s museums and art galleries are free to enter, please see websites for information on exhibitions and events.