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Manchester Central Convention Complex is an award-winning conference and exhibition venue in the heart of Manchester.

Over the last decade, Manchester Central has established itself as a leading convention complex and it is now recognised as the premier venue in the UK for political conferences. The versatile venue is capable of hosting a wide range of events with flexibility in terms of space that is the envy of other event venues.

Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill Street
M2 3GX
Tel: +44 (0)161 834 2700


Manchester is a vital and sophisticated urban capital that influences the world in science, business, fashion, style, music and culture. For more information on Manchester as a destination please visit Here you will discover all things to do in Manchester - from events and attractions to fine dining and a great night out.

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Marketing Manchester is our official trusted hotel booking accommodation service provider.  They offer a competitively priced, free booking service via this link

Delegates may book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, Marketing Manchester is also happy to take telephone bookings or booking requests via email during office hours - Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm (excluding Bank Holidays): 0161 238 4563 / 4514 |

Delegates are able to secure their booking by credit/debit card with payment being made upon arrival/departure at the hotel or by requesting an invoice where payment is made prior to arrival.

Website close date
The allocation of bedrooms will be available until 28 days prior to conference – Sunday 20th May 2018.

Marketing Manchester will still be able to take requests after the website closes via telephone and e-mail, however, availability and rates will be dependant upon the individual hotel’s availability at that time.

Restaurants - Manchester

For a list of restaurants in Manchester that offer special deals, please click here.  The website can be found here.

Getting there

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Manchester has direct rail connections to all major UK cities. Services come into the city at either Piccadilly or Victoria station, both of which connect to Manchester’s Metrolink light-rail system which provides easy access to all parts of the city centre.

For more information on the rail network within the UK visit or

Virgin Trains East Coast

Trains serve Manchester from cities including London, York and Newcastle. Get the lowest fares by booking online at, with advance booking prices and no fees. The further in advance you book, the more you save (up to 24 weeks in advance).

For 3-9 passengers travelling together, Virgin offer a small group discount of 25% off Advance purchase fares booked through the website.

For groups of 10 or more, you visit

Virgin Trains West Coast

Trains serve Manchester from many cities on the West Coast including London, Birmingham, Preston and Carlisle. Best fares are at, with advance booking prices and no fees. The further in advance you book, the more you save. For 3-9 passengers travelling together they offer 20% discount off Advance Fares booked through their website.

For groups of 10 or more, or to ask about hiring a carriage for a special Red Carpet Service, visit or contact the Groups Team. If you’re booking through the website for individual tickets or the 3-9 offer, make sure to claim the Nectar Points.


Take the Metrolink from either Piccadilly or Victoria (in the Altrincham or Eccles direction) and alight at St Peter’s Square, which is within a 5-minute walk of Manchester Central. You can also take advantage of the free Metroshuttle bus that travels between the two stations across the city centre.

For information on train services to Manchester, visit;


Manchester airport is a major international air traffic hub with frequent scheduled flights to the majority of key UK, European and international destinations. It is 9 miles (14.5km) outside the city centre, taking approximately 25 minutes by taxi, or alternatively there is a direct half-hourly express rail service to the city centre that takes approximately 20 minutes.

For city transport information visit