HCI 2014 Conference Venue
The conference will be held at the Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa in Southport, UK. With its grand original Victorian façade, this hotel has superb facilities and is a great location, right on the promenade, enjoying panoramic views over the coastline of the North-West.
Sat Nav - PR8 1DA (this will direct you to Lord Street)
From the South - take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport.
From the North - follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport.
Train services run from various towns and cities into Southport.
Northern Rail operates regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport, Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations), Bolton and Wigan.
Connecting services to / from the North East and Yorkshire are available at Manchester Piccadilly and from the North, Scotland and the South at Wigan. Merseyrail run fast and frequent services between Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport.
With 3 airports less than an hour away, Southport is easily accessible by air:
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the UK's longest established operational airports, and is located 7 miles from Liverpool City Centre with major operators including KLM, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is fully integrated into the North West's Public transport system and located just ten minutes from the major motorway network making it easily accessible.
Blackpool International Airport offers passengers a congestion-freealternative for air travel in and out of the Northwest. It is conveniently located at the end of the M55 which links up with the M6 and has public transport links nearby.
Manchester International Airport is one of the UK’s most accessible international gateways operating to more than 200 destinations. You can connect to the airport via a number of options including train, coach and road links.