2014 Conference Venue
2014 Conference Venue
Our understanding is that the hotel is now fully booked for 10 September and only has a very limited number of rooms available for the Tuesday evening. The Ramada, City Rooms, Premier Inn and Ibis are all situated close to the conference venue.
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The venue has complimentary wifi access.
Toilets are situated on the ground floor. Accessible toilets can be found by the lift on the 2nd floor.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hotel. The nearest smoking area is by the car park area to the rear of the hotel.
There is limited parking available at the venue. This costs £5 per day for day delegates and for £7 (including overnight) for hotel residents. Alternative car parks can be found at Dover Street and around the railway station.
Travel arrival & access
The Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel is located in Leicester city centre, the Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel is 26 miles from East Midlands Airport and 800 metres from St Margaret's bus station and Leicester railway station, with direct London services. Highcross Shopping Centre and renowned Asia restaurants in London Road are both within half a mile (800m).
Getting to Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel from:
Leicester railway station 800m
Turn right out of the train station and continue down London Road.
Go through the underpass. Continue down Granby Street.
The Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel is 350 metres on the left hand side.
St Margaret's Bus Station 800m
Turn right out of the bus station and left into Churchgate.
Continue to the clock tower into Gallowtree Gate and then onto Granby Street.
The Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel is on the corner of Granby Street and Belvoir Street.
From the M1 (junction 21) and the M69 junction 21 off the M1
The M69 leads into the Junction 21 roundabout.
Follow the A5460 towards Leicester. After Total petrol station, pull into the right hand lane in readiness to turn right at the next set of traffic lights into Upperton Road.
Follow signs for the City and after about a mile you will come to a T-junction, with the Royal Infirmary on the left and the Tiger's Rugby ground ahead.
Take the right-hand lane and follow the traffic to the left.
Follow the signs for the railway station and turn right at the next set of traffic lights.
Take the left-hand lane to turn left into Tigers Way and follow signs for the railway station. Go through fourth sets of traffic lights. The railway station will be on your right-hand side. At the fifth set, bear left into Charles Street. Take your first left onto Northampton Street, and at the T junction turn right onto Granby Street. Turn left at the traffic lights and you will find the hotel car park 50 yards on your left.
From A50 North (M1 Junction 22)
Follow signs for A50 Leicester (Northgate Street), which turns into Highcross Street as you approach the city centre, then turn left into Vaughan Way passing the St Margaret's bus station on your right-hand side.
Continue in the right-hand lane and proceed over the flyover.
As you approach a roundabout, stay in the right-hand lane and take the third exit on to St George's Way.
Continue past three sets of traffic lights (Leicester Mercury Building on the right-hand side). At the fourth set of traffic lights turn right into Charles Street.
Take your first left on to Northampton Street and at the T Junction turn right on to Granby Street. Continue down Granby Street to the set of traffic lights and turn left where you will find the hotel car park 50 yards on your left.