Useful Information

Travel and accommodation


There are a good selection of hotels situated within walking distance of Manchester Central.
Visit Manchester is the official accommodation provider for Housing 2018.

All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card.

To book accommodation for this event, please use the following

If you are a delegate or an exhibitor and have not received your code, please email


Negotiated rates will be available to book until the end of the day on the 30th May 2018, with paid and registered delegate rates available until 13th June 2018 at selected hotels, so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a room. If you require accommodation beyond this date or you have any queries about the website, please contact Visit Manchester.



Housing will be held at Manchester Central between 26th and 28th June 2018.

Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd
M2 3GX

Show times

26th June 2018 – 9am-5.30pm
27th June 2018 – 9am-5.30pm
28th June 2018 – 9am-4pm

For further information on planning your visit, please choose whether you are a delegate, visitor or exhibitor and customise your experience. For all enquiries, please visit our Contact Us page.




Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00). For more information, click here.



Manchester Central has a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick-ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. For more information, click here.


It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot. For more information, click here.

Car parking

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and there is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalators.

The height restriction for this Car Park is 1.98m. For more information, click here.

Visas for Visitors

If you are not a British citizen you may need to acquire a visa before your visit. Please allow plenty of time to make an appointment for your visa application before you travel to avoid disappointment. For full details about visa requirements, visit

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