Travel to the venue

Halfway to the Future will be held in the Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK. The venue is conveniently located in the city centre of Nottingham near to multiple hotels.

Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham

Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham.

The Albert Hall main entrance is located on North Circus Street, opposite St. Barnabas Cathedral and adjacent to the Nottingham Playhouse in the city centre of Nottingham. The main entrance has stairs.

  • Satellite navigation postcodes: NG1 5AA or NG1 5AE
  • Main (non-accessible) entrance on Google Maps and Apple Maps

The accessible entrance, used also for deliveries, is on the opposite side of the building, on Maid Marian Way. We ask you to not use this entrance unless you need it as it is smaller.

Travel by public transport

If you are travelling by rail, Nottingham has a single central railway station that is a 15-minute walk from the venue, through the centre of the city. You can either walk from the station, catch a tram from the station to the nearby Royal Centre tram stop (see below for details of discounted tram travel), or alternatively catch a taxi from the adjacent taxi rank.

Due to construction work as part of the Nottingham Southside Regeneration Project, the city's southern bus station, Broadmarsh, is currently closed.

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The conference centre is located next to the St. Barnabas cathedral bus stops (leaving the city) and Tollhouse Hill bus stops (into the city). Nottingham is served by multiple bus operators, primarily Nottingham City Transport and trentbarton. Most of the bus companies also co-operate as part of the Robin Hood Network and provide all-day multi-operator tickets. If your journey starts and ends in Nottingham, you can use the Robin Hood Network journey planner to find your route to the venue.

If you are catching a tram, the Nottingham tram system, NET, is providing discounted tram travel for attendees, however you must print off and complete the voucher in this PDF for each day you travel on the tram system. To buy a tram ticket, you must use a machine at any tram stop, and purchase an "Event Ticket". You must retain this voucher with you at all times while on the tram as failure to do so may result in a penalty fare. The nearest stop is Royal Centre.

NET is also part of the Robin Hood Network, thus Robin Hood tickets are valid on both buses and trams (note that each Robin Hood operator sells operator-only and multi-operator tickets).

Travel by car

If you wish to travel by car, there are a couple of nearby public carparks you can use. At the carpark you will receive a ticket that can then be validated on your arrival at the Albert Hall reception.

  • NCP Nottingham City on Mount Street (NG1 6HG)
  • NCP St. James Street (NG1 6EY)

Alternatively, you can park at one of the 9 free Park and Ride sites that are part of the Robin Hood Network. The route to the main (non-accessible) and accessible entrance is the same from each car park.

Travel by taxi

If travelling by taxi, give the details of the venue (as above). Most taxi drivers are likely to be familiar with the venue, and certainly with the cathedral on Derby Road.

If you need the accessible entrance, you may also direct the taxi driver to the Central Police Station on Maid Marian Way (this is adjacent to the accessible entrance).

Travel by aeroplane

The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport. To reach Nottingham from the airport you need to take the Skylink Nottingham bus to Nottingham and alight at the Friar Lane bus stop, or catch a taxi.

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