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The conference will take place in the new home of the Institute of Communications’ Studies at the University of Leeds: the Clothworkers’ North Building.

Located at the very heart of the campus, the building houses ICS production and teaching facilities, as well as staff offices. Keynote speeches, parallel panels and refreshment breaks will all take place in the Clothworkers’ North Building.

From Manchester Airport
There are regular, direct trains from Manchester Airport to Leeds Rail Station.

From Leeds Bradford Airport
Bus number 757 goes from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds city centre every 30 minutes.

From Leeds Train Station to the University of Leeds Campus
It’s a short, 10-15 minute walk from Leeds train station to the University of Leeds Campus.

From the station, walk up Park Row, cross The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the end of this road, join Woodhouse Lane, and continue north along the flyover over the inner ring road. Shortly after you will see the University’s big, white Parkinson Building on you left.

Finding the Clothworkers’ North Building
If you enter the campus through the arch just before the Parkinson Building, the Clothworkers’ North Building is the second red brick building on your right. The building is in the centre of the campus. Visit the How To Find Us section of the University of Leeds website for an interactive campus map.


Leeds City Centre Hotels

Queens Hotel, City Square.
A number of rooms are allocated for delegates to book at the negotiated rate of £83.00 for bed & breakfast in a Standard Double Room.  These may be booked by telephoning Queen’s central booking office on 0845 074 0060 and quoting ‘Communication and the City’ (not online booking)

The Met Hotel, King St Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2HQ – 0844 824 6171. The Met Hotel is a grade II listed building in the city centre and has recently been fully refurbished. Rooms are from £69 per night:

Radisson Blu, The Headrow: Bed & Breakfast in a Standard Double Room, single occupant – £86. No 1  The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL. Telephone: 0113 236 6000.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre  Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds LS1 4BR. Telephone: 44(0)113 241 1000. Standard Double Room for single occupant – current average nightly rate £59:


Budget Hotels

Cliff Lawn Hotel, Headingley Telephone:  0113 278 5442.

Travelodge, Leeds Central Tel: 0871 984 6155.

ETAP/Ibis Budget Hotels, 2 The Gateway, Crown Point Rd, Leeds:

Discovery Hotel Leeds, next to the train station, LS1 5DY, single room from £33: