Leicester Railway Station, 1908

For all those who are starting to plan for their attendance at SHA 2013, a guide to travelling to Leicester is now available to download from the conference webpage.

The travel guide contains information and links to many useful websites, including:

– The UK Border Agency, for those who might need to arrange a travel visa or other supporting documentation in order to travel to the UK (not usually needed by visitors from the US or EU, but please do check);

– Airports serving Leicester and the southern part of the UK (East Midlands and Birmingham Airports are closest, with a wider range of international flights serving London’s Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick and Stansted Airports);

– Train companies serving Leicester Railway Station, as well as the BritRail and Eurail passes, for delegates looking to extend their visit and plan a continental adventure;

– Long-distance travel from the airport by taxi.

Maps of the University of Leicester and surrounding area, as well as further information about travelling to the city by road, rail or air, can also be found on the University of Leicester website, here.

There is now a myriad of online travel agents, competing with each other to deliver the cheapest deal on your flight, and so you might find a comparison website such as Skyscanner of use. Students and younger delegates might find the services of STA Travel useful, especially as they have a branch in the centre of Leicester. Other travel providers are available!

Later in the year we will provide a guide to travelling within Leicester. If you have any questions about travelling to the SHA 2013 conference that the travel guide is unable to answer, please leave them in the comments box below. We will try our best to answer them, and update the travel guide accordingly.

Image: [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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This article has 2 comments

  1. Mary-Lynn E. Longsworth Reply

    Many thanks for posting this.  As an undergraduate student from the States who is planning to attend, knowing as much as I can in advance helps things flow smoothly.  

  2. Emma Dwyer Reply

    Hi Mary-Lynn
    It’s great to know that the information is useful; we will be following this up with a guide to accommodation options in Leicester next month.
    Best wishes, Emma

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