Location and how to get here
The registration and most talks will take place in the lecture rooms LT1-LT4 of the
School of Chemistry building. Some talks are in 1.11 and 1.11a of the
Merchant Venturers building, and the public lectures are in the Great Hall of the
Wills Memorial Building (Monday) and the Tyndall Lecture Theatre in the
Physics Building (Wednesday). All locations are in the main University of Bristol campus
in the centre of town, and are very close to each other.
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For information about how to get to Bristol and to the University see
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We strongly advice to book your accommodation soon (unless you are a plenary or
a morning speaker, in which case we arrange it for you).
Big hotels reasonably close to the campus (i.e. walking distance by Bristol standards), with comparatively modest prices include:
There are also hostel-like accommodations, including:
- Clifton Hotels:
This hotel group consists of five hotels -
The Berkeley Square and
The Berkeley Suites.
When you book online, enter the code `BMCC' to get a reduced rate.
Ibis City Centre, phone +44 (0)117 3199000
Ibis Temple Meads Quay, phone +44 (0)117 3199001
King Street Premier Inn Bristol, phone +44 (0)871 5278158
Premier Inn Bristol City Centre, phone +44 (0)871 5278156
Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre, phone +44 (0)871 4234896
Future Inn Bristol, phone +44 (0)845 0945588
Some of these hotels are near the Temple Meads train station, which is about a 35 minute walk from the campus;
as well, the #1 and #8 buses run between this train station and Clifton Triangle, which is where the Wills Memorial Building is.
There is no shortage of
pubs and restaurants near the University. Here are a few options:
RESTAURANTS AND CAFES
- The Richmond:
This place has good beers, table football, pool and free darts. A favourite. No food.
- Nettle & Rye:
Formerly The Hop House.
Expensive, but great beers. Get what you pay for. it's found in Clifton Village.
- The Roo bar:
Beer is expensive in Bristol; it's a bargain here. Its a sports bar with pool tables. Sticky but cheap.
Also expensive, but also great beer. Does pizzas.
- The Highbury Vaults:
Typical English pub with good selection of ales. If you want lager, prepare to be glared at. Does food, although it isn't great. The only place that will sell you a scotch egg in a packet of crisps.
- The White Bear:
Passable selection of ales and lagers. Decent food, although better for non-vegetarians.
- The Robin Hood:
Good beer, no food, can get busy.
- The Eldon House:
Medium-expensive pub, with a nice atmosphere, good drinks selection, and pretty good food.
- The Old Duke:
Live jazz music almost every evening (free entry), no food.
- The Apple:
Wide choice of ciders, some food available.
- Colston arms:
Serve food between fixed hours, good place to watch sport.
- The Beer Emporium:
Famous for wide choice of beer, but serves food as well. The street also has Small Bar and The Famous Royal Naval Volunteer ('The Volley'), making it in to a craft beer destination.
- The Landsdown:
Nice English pub with good ales and food. Large outdoor screen makes this a good world cup venue on a nice evening.
- Koh Thai:
A really fantastic Thai restaurant on the triangle. Superb food at a medium price.
- Zero degrees:
A pizza place with an authentic oven. But the real reason to go here is that it has its own microbrewery brewing tasty dark-light beers. Close to the university.
An aptly named bistro close to the university, for excellent cafe food. A lunch stop.
- Boston tea party:
A good chain cafe; you'll find one on Park street, Whiteladies road and in Clifton village. Great for breakfast and lunch. Good coffee, good food, good atmosphere.
- Oz restaurant:
A tasty Turkish restaurant on the Triangle.
- Krishna Inn:
Medium-priced Indian restaurant on the Triangle. Good for vegetarians/vegans.
- Magic Roll:
Take-away wraps on the Triangle, roughly £6. Outrageously good, big portions. Vegetarian/vegan suitable.
A nice and spacious cafe on the Triangle.
- Falafel King:
£5 falafel wraps. A cheap, healthy, delicious, vegetarian pitstop. Good for both lunch and dinner with a groovy middle-eastern atmosphere.
- The Thali Cafe:
A Bristol institution, a branch of which is in Clifton village. Unsurprisingly, it's all about the thalis. Reasonably priced, very good. Vegetarian/vegan suitable.
- The Burger Joint:
Highly customizable burgers which, correctly chosen, are rather good. Medium-priced; vegetarian/vegan suitable.
Good food at a very good price, roughly £6.50. Serves excellent coffee as well. Style closer to a cafeteria than restaurant.
Chinese restaurant recommended by all Chinese.
- Wide choice of food on St. Nicholas market.
Great place for lunch every day of the week, except Sunday.
- The Cuban:
Restaurant and cocktail bar, extremely close to Ibis hotel. Every evening, in a separate room, they have dance classes following by a freestyle.