How to get there

This year’s RCGP Annual Conference will be held in a world-class facility in a unique setting. Join us at the ACC Liverpool.

Liverpool is accessible from all parts of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Road, rail, air and sea routes bring you within minutes’ walking or driving distance from ACC Liverpool. There is ample parking on site if you come by car. To start planning your travel visit the ACC Liverpool website.

Glasgow

Travelling by car:

Less than 20 minutes from the UK motorway network and adjacent to Liverpool’s main through road, ACC Liverpool is perfectly placed if arriving by car. Venue The ACC Liverpool Kings Dock Liverpool Waterfront Liverpool L3 4FP General Enquiries + 44 (0) 151 475 8888 www.accliverpool.com 

Parking:

There are a number of secure, inexpensive car parking options available for visitors to ACC Liverpool nearby.

Pay and display onsite car parking is available and offered on a first come first served basis with accessible spaces and open 24 hours a day. 

Alternative car parking is available just five minutes’ walk away, with 3,000 spaces spread across three separate sites. Many car parks are secure and open 24 hours. Here are just a few of the options:

Q-Park Liverpool ONE 35 Strand Street L1 8LT

Q-Park Hanover Street Gradwell Street L1 5AQ

Q-Park John Lewis  17 Liver Street, L1 8LJ

Travelling by train:

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station. ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride.

Travelling by plane:

Liverpool John Lennon Airport features low-cost and charter flights to domestic, European and International destinations. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five-minute walk of ACC Liverpool. Just 45 minutes’ away via the motorway network, Manchester Airport has an even more extensive network of flights, with long haul destinations including America and the Far East served with direct flights.

To reduce your carbon footprint we would strongly recommend travelling by public transport where possible.

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) is less than a 15 minute drive or 5 minute train journey from the Glasgow city center and is located on the north bank of the River Clyde. The campus is split into three main venues; the SEC Centre, the SSC Hydro and the SEC Armadillo. 

Glasgow

For information on how to get there, please see below. Alternatively, you can find out more on the SEC Glasgow website.

In light of the continued disruption caused by Covid-19, the College is currently reviewing the best venue options for the 2021 Annual Conference. Please note that the event dates are expected to remain as advertised.

We would, therefore, like to advise you not to make any travel or accommodation arrangements at this present time.

Travelling by car:

The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is conveniently situated for motorists, just off the M8 motorway and with plenty of parking.

Leave the M8 at junction 19 and join the westbound Clydeside Expressway (A814). Westbound on the Expressway (A814) take the cut off for the campus. Turn left at traffic lights and take the right lane to access multi-storey parking. View a map and directions.

Scotland has an extensive motorway network. Glasgow is linked to Edinburgh by the M8 and England via the M74. The M80 connects Stirling to Glasgow, while the M77 connects us to the west coast of Scotland.

Traffic Scotland provides up to date traffic and roadworks information.

Our postcode for your satnav is G3 8YW.

Parking:

The multi-storey is operated by City Parking LLP. A map and directions are here. Onsite pay machines are on the ground floor, or level 2 (walkway level) of the car park. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure.

Tariff Rates in the multi-storey Monday to Sunday are:

  • 0-1 hour £5.50
  • 1-12 hours £11
  • 12-13 hours £16
  • 13-24 Hours £22

Further information is available from the operator’s website.

Travelling by train:

There are more than 20 direct trains per day from London. Direct trains from Edinburgh run every 15 minutes on weekdays. 

Scotrail is the main operator in Scotland and has information on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). Check ScotRail’s latest timetables or download the ScotRail app by texting ‘ScotRail’ to 86688.

Once in the city centre, the SEC is a three-minute train ride from Glasgow Central. If you arrive at Queen Street, you’ll need to walk or get a bus to Central to continue your journey by train.

The SEC has its own dedicated railway station – Exhibition Centre – allowing easy access from the city centre and suburbs. There are six trains an hour (around every 10 minutes) from Glasgow Central station, departing from Platform 17 (low level).

ScotRail Conference Rover – £5 for 5 days

Delegates can purchase a ScotRail Conference Rover ticket for £5 for 5 days train travel within the Conference Zone.

You can then travel between the SEC and the City Centre as many times as you like within this time.

The Conference Rover also gives you up to 50% off train fares throughout Scotland, if you’d like to explore the rest of Scotland after the conference.

To purchase the ticket show your conference badge at the station or photo ID with a conference confirmation.

More information is available at: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/tickets/conference-rover

Travelling by plane:

Glasgow is served by three international airports. The closest airport to the city is Glasgow Airport. However, each airport has well connected train lines to & from the venue and is a 30 – 50 minute taxi ride away. Please see here for more information.

Please note: Travel and parking costs are not included in the price of a ticket to the conference. We regret that we are unable to accept any delegate expense claims. If you are a pre-agreed funded speaker you will be communicated with by the conference organisers about the travel options that are available to you.

To reduce your carbon footprint we would strongly recommend travelling by public transport where possible.