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Housing will be held at Manchester Central between 23rd and 25th June 2020.


Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd


M2 3GX



We want you to get the most from your stay in Manchester during Housing 2020.


Click here to book through our official channel and get the best rates from our carefully selected hotels.Ocean Media Group has negotiated a number of hotel rooms for this period for Housing 2020 delegates and exhibitors. Your room will be secured, once your registration has been confirmed. A member of the Housing 2020 team will send you a code to reserve the hotel of your choice. However, these will be issued on a first come first serve basis.





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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