11th International Magic Lantern Convention

Birmingham and how to get there

Birmingham is a fascinating multicultural city, combining reminders of its industrial heritage with modern commerce, culture and cuisine. Our Convention venue, a historic building in its own right, is in the heart of the cultural quarter close to the Symphony Hall, the remarkable Library of Birmingham, the world-class Museum and Art Gallery and the 18th-century Cathedral. The venue and our suggested hotel are an easy walk or taxi ride from New Street Railway Station.

Birmingham is easy to get to. By rail there are direct trains and connections from all parts of the UK, or from the rest of Europe by Eurostar via London. Road travel is also easy, since Birmingham is central to the British motorway network.

Many airlines fly directly to Birmingham Airport (BHX) from other parts of Europe, and there are connections from further afield via European hubs such as Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt. There are regular fast rail connections from the airport to the city centre. Another option is to fly to London for rail/coach connections to Birmingham from Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted airports.