The conference takes place at:
The Guildhall is a landmark building in the historic city centre of this ancient cathedral city and former capital of England.
Guildhall is close to the Cathedral, to shopping facilities and city amenities, including sightseeing spots such as King Alfred's statue, Winchester College, Wolsey Castle, the City Museum, the City Mill and St. Giles' Hill. Only a brief stroll up the High Street from the Guildhall, visitors will see the West Gate, one of the two remaining of the former five city gates. It has a viewing platform on top and a museum inside. Next to it is the site of the former royal castle, whose Great Hall has survived and features King Arthur's Round Table. Winchester Cathedral is the burial site of many Saxon Kings and Bishops, as well as Jane Austen. Its library exhibits the Winchester Bible. As the former capital of Wessex and England, Winchester was the site of the Treasury as well as the Mint. Winchester maintains long-standing connections to the University of Southampton, whose School of Art is located here.
The Tourist Office is located inside the Guildhall, on the ground floor, and guided tours depart from there.
To access a map showing the venue location please click here.
Situated in the heart of the city, Guildhall Winchester has excellent national and international transport links.
Southampton International, Bournemouth International, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports all have excellent coach and rail links to Winchester. It is also possible to arrange for a taxi pickup. Please see information on rail, coach or taxi below.
North & Midlands - M1, M42, M40, A34
London and South East - M25/M27, M3
South West - A303/M4, A34
London Waterloo (1 hour), Southampton Airport Parkway (15 minutes) and Bournemouth (45 minutes). Winchester Station is approximately a 15 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride. Heathrow Airport is connected to Winchester via a combination of coach and train (coach to Woking or Reading and train to Winchester from there). Gatwick Airport is connected by rail, via London. For information on rail services please visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
For information on coach services, please visit http://www.nationalexpress.co.uk/. The Winchester bus station is right opposite the Guildhall. The National Express coach station is next to the Guildhall, near the statute of King Alfred. Coaches to and from Heathrow Airport stop here.
Taxi pick-up from the airport can be arranged by booking with local Winchester taxi services at the cost of about GBP 80 from Heathrow airport:
Wintax 01962 878727 http://www.wintaxcarsltd.co.uk/
Wessex Cars 01962 877749 http://www.wessexcars.com/
No bookings are required to pick up a taxi at Winchester Station to Guildhall (appr. GBP 6)
Please note that parking is not available at Winchester Guildhall, however there are a number of pay & display car parks situated close to the venue and a park and ride service is also available.
Please click the following links for further details:
Pay and Display Car Parks (note that some parking areas are for a maximum of 4 hours only)
Park and Ride Winchester