Travel & accommodation

manchester central

BIM Show Live will be held on the 23-24 April 2014 at Manchester Central in Manchester. The venue gives us an exciting opportunity to put on an even better programme in the heart of the UK, with excellent transport links and out-of-London accommodation prices.


Manchester Central
Windmill St.
Manchester M2 3GX

Travel by train

From London it takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester, and the city also has a number of direct connections with most major UK cities. The venue is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from Manchester Piccadilly.

Book your train ticket today via National Rail enquiries or Virgin Trains.

Travel by car

If travelling by road, Manchester is easy to reach with the M60 orbital motorway offering straightforward access to the venue, car parking and hotels. For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option. If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

Travel by air

Manchester Airport is just 25 minutes away from Manchester Central by train or taxi. With 18 flights a day between Manchester and London, flying can offer comparable prices to travelling by train at a fraction of the time. Find out more from Manchester Central’s travel section.


You can find rooms near the venue at a discounted rate throughout Manchester via Crème Conferences. All bookings are subject to availability and will be confirmed to you via email.

Exhibiting & sponsorship

To discuss exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Head of Sponsorship Oliver Hughes, or call on +44 (0) 20 7560 4228.