Travel

Bristol is an important historic commercial city, and very accessible.

  • From most of the UK, the cheapest option may be to take a National Express bus. From the London area, the train is faster and more comfortable. From the North of England, you can take trains via Birmingham New Street or London Paddington.
  • From Scotland, Ireland, and from most of Europe, you can fly directly to Bristol. Trains and buses are also options. There are also some flights to the nearby cities of Cardiff and Exeter.
  • From everywhere else, if there is no flight from your home directly to Bristol, you can fly to London from almost everywhere, and take a train (1 hour and 45 minutes) to Bristol. There are several airports around London, but the best train connection is from Heathrow. Avoid crossing London from any other airport at peak times if possible. Peak times are 07:30-09:30 and 17:30-19:00. You will still get there, but it’s more stressful.
  • Bristol Bus and Coach station and central train station (Bristol Temple Meads) are about a 15-minute walk to the venue and there are lots of hotels nearby. A taxi will take a similar time and will cost around £10.

St George’s is located in central Bristol, just off Park Street. The building is a former 19th church. Access is via Great George Street (Box Office entrance), or Charlotte Street (top entrance, dedicated disabled access).

Park Street and the adjoining Queens Road and Triangle areas offer a thriving commercial environment, with an eclectic mix of fashion shops, cafes and restaurants.

Accommodation

Bristol is a busy commercial city, and has accommodation for all budgets. Different kinds of accommodation are marked on our map like this:
Green pin Hotels
Purple pin Self-Catering Apartments
Green square Guesthouses or “Bed-and-Breakfast”
map-yellowdiamond Backpacker Hostels

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Most of the accommodation shown can be booked via Booking.com (available in 40 languages), or directly.
St George’s hall is marked with a star: Red star