Planning Your Visit

Conference 2019 will be held at: Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ



Bristol Temple Meads train station is only a short distance away. Buses and taxis to the City Centre or Baldwin Street are frequently available although when the weather permits the walk takes approximately 15 minutes.

Walking from Temple Meads Station:
On leaving the station walk past the taxi rank to your left and past the Passenger Shed (Brunel’s Old Station) and Café Gusto on your right. When you reach the road turn right onto Temple Gate and walk 70m to the pedestrian crossing. Cross by the roundabout via the pedestrian crossing. Make your way down Victoria Street (you should see the Novotel on your right). Walk the length of Victoria Street crossing Bristol Bridge. Turn to your left down Baldwin Street, walk past Queen Charlotte Street on your left. Take the next left, which is a cobbled pedestrian street, this is Telephone Avenue. Walk up Telephone Avenue and Armada House is the last building on the right before the corner. The walk is approximately 15 minutes.


There are many bus routes into Bristol. You can use any bus that stops in the City Centre or Baldwin Street. There are also Park & Ride facilities located at Long Ashton, Brislington and the Portway (Avonmouth)



M4 continue along the M4 to junction 19. Join the M32 and head towards Bristol. (This motorway reduces to an urban dual carriageway after approximately 2 – 3 miles and becomes the A4032). At the traffics lights (you need to be in the left lane or left centre lane) follow the signs for A4044 and Bristol Temple Meads Station; this will take you left onto Bond Street and under a foot bridge. You now need to move to the right hand lane as you travel under Temple Way underpass. Continue to a major roundabout. Take the fourth exit onto Victoria Street (B4053). Continue the length of Victoria Street and take the left hand lane over Bristol Bridge. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Baldwin Street. The first left turning off Baldwin Street is Queen Charlotte Street (Nearest public car park is situated here, see map). On foot from the car park, return to Baldwin Street, Telephone Avenue is next left off Baldwin Street. By car, turn left at the lights into Marsh Street and then first left into Telephone Avenue is where Armada House is situated. However, please see parking directions.

M48 join the M4 at junction 21 and continue to junction 19. Follow the directions as above.


M5 exit the M5 at the M4/M5 interchange. (M4/M5 J20/15) and join the M4 heading East. Exit the M4 at junction 19 and follow directions from the M4 as above.


M4 exit the M4 at junction 19 and follow the directions from the M4 as above.


A4 continue along the A4 towards Bristol and follow signs for Temple Meads Station and the City Centre. As you approach Bristol itself you will arrive at a major roundabout which is built over the River Avon. Take your third exit towards the station and continue through two sets of lights. (Temple Meads Station is on your right). On exiting the second set of lights merge into the right hand lane and turn right through another set of lights. Turn left onto Victoria Street keeping the Holiday Inn and Brann on your right. Continue along Victoria Street and across the mini roundabout, keeping in the left of the two lanes available. Once across Bristol Bridge, turn left onto Baldwin Street. The last turning on the left is Marsh Street and Telephone Avenue is first left. However, please see parking directions.


A37 continue along the A37 northbound following signs for Bristol City Centre. This northbound carriage will eventually meet the A4 in Brislington. Turn left and, again, follow signs for the city centre and then take up directions along the A4 as above.


M5 leave the motorway at junction 18 and head towards Bristol on the A4. Continue along this main road following signs for the City Centre until you reach the city’s central roundabout. (Adjacent to the roundabout are The Bristol Hippodrome on the left and the Bristol & West building on the right). With the Hippodrome on the left continue ahead in the right hand lane taking the first right through the middle of the roundabout. Move into the left-hand lane and turn left into Baldwin Street, signed Bristol Bridge and Car Park. First right into Marsh Street and then first left into Telephone Avenue is where Armada House is situated. However, please see parking directions.


Car parking charges in Bristol city centre are high (up to £4 per hour), so you may want to consider using one of the Park and Ride services, located to the north, south, east and west of the city. It is free to park your car and a return day ticket costs between £3.50 and £4, depending on which route you use. Both route operators use mobile apps as well as cash for tickets. Car parks open between 5.30am and 6.15am, and the last buses back from the centre are between 9pm and 10pm

There are four park and ride services that serve Bristol City Centre: Brislington and Portway, operated by First Bus and Lyde Green and Long Ashton, operated by Metro bus.

First Bus Park and Ride fayre information:

Metrobus fayre information:


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