The Astbury Conversation will take place in the Esther Simpson Building on the University of Leeds Campus. The Esther Simpson Building is situated close to Leeds University Business School and is accessible from Clarendon Road (view map).
Getting to the University of Leeds
The City of Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Regular flights are available from a large number of European and International cities. Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 8 miles from the University and taxis cost in the region of £20. Manchester Airport is 59 miles from the University and has excellent train and motorway links to Leeds. Although Leeds and Manchester are the most convenient airports, there are trains from London Kings Cross to Leeds.
Leeds station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service. The principal station that runs trains to Leeds is London Kings Cross (2.5 hours). For train information and timetables visit National Rail Enquiries. From the station you may wish to either take a taxi to the University or walk.
Taxis from Leeds Bradford Airport cost from £20 – £25. Taxis from Leeds Train Station cost £5 – £7. When travelling in Leeds please ensure you take licensed taxis. Uber Taxis are also licensed and operate in the city. Please ask to be dropped off at the Esther Simpson Building by the traffic lights where Clarendon Road meets Woodsley Road.
The walk from Leeds Train Station to the University takes approximately 25 minutes. Please note, the walking route is uphill and may be difficult if you are travelling with luggage. A map of the route is available here.
Car parking is available at the University of Leeds Orange Zone car park on a first come first served basis. Car parking must be pre-booked and costs £7 per day. Please email email@example.com with your requested length of stay and car registration details. Payment is made by card at the pay machines each time you leave the car park. It is a 10 minute walk from the car park to the Esther Simpson Building, a map is available here. If you have an accessibility requirement and need to park closer to the venue please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leeds has a range of accomodation options close to the University campus. Please make your booking directly with the hotel