As the 2008 European Capital of Culture, Liverpool offers all congress participants a vibrant and exciting venue in which to gather, share ideas, and build and strengthen connections.
Liverpool has recently undergone considerable development to welcome international visitors, and host world-class events and entertainment. It is a truly diverse city, with a rich history in popular music, the oldest Chinese communities in Europe, UNESCO world heritage status for its maritime history, impressive architecture, more museums and galleries than any other UK city outside London, and two premier league football teams.
Liverpool is one of the most accessible cities in the UK, served by Liverpool John Lennon Airport and with London only two hours away by train. Manchester International Airport which has global connections is also only an hour on the train.
Accommodation can be booked for the conference via Liverpool Convention Bureau who have obtained competitive rates at a variety of hotels and apartments for EuCheMS delegates. Any bookings and payments are made direct with the accommodation provider, not the Royal Society of Chemistry, and all queries and requests must be made direct to them.
Rooms are available at the preferred rate for conference delegates until 17 July 2018. After this date there is no guarantee of room availability or pricing, so early booking is recommended
Travelling to the ACC Liverpool
The nearest train station is Liverpool James Street, shortly followed by Liverpool Station and Liverpool Lime Street Station.
Liverpool James Street Station and Liverpool Station are approximately a 10-15 minute walk away and are served by Merseyrail.
Liverpool Lime Street Station is the mainline station and is a 20 minute walk away. It is serviced by Merseyrail, East Midlands, West Midlands, Virgin Trains, Northern, Transpennine Express. The CityLink bus runs every 12 minutes as a circular service around the city centre and stops at Liverpool Lime Street and the ACC Liverpool.
If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to Liverpool James Street Station from Liverpool Lime Street Station, inclusive in the cost of your ticket.
Virgin Trains operates a direct service from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street every hour (just over 2 hours journey time).
There are trains from Manchester airport to Liverpool Lime Street (estimated journey time around 1 to 1.5 hours)
Bus 4 operates from Kings Parade, which is outside the ACC Liverpool, and the route and timetable are available at the MerseyTravel website.
Approaching from the south, leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for The Waterfront.
From the Wirral, Wales and the M53, stay on the M53 motorway to the end, as it becomes the A59 into the Wallasey (Kingsway) Tunnel. Go through the tunnel and follow signs to Liverpool Waterfront.
Approaching from the north, leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to the end of the M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
There are three car parks, with over 3,000 spaces, within a 15-minute walk of the ACC Liverpool. Car parks are secure, open 24 hours, and have their own charges. Here are just a few of the options:
Q-Park Liverpool ONE 35 Strand Street L1 8LT
Q-Park Hanover Street Gradwell Street L1 5AQ
Q-Park John Lewis 17 Liver Street, L1 8LJ
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (JLA) is one of the UK’s top 10 busiest airports and features flights to approximately 75 destinations in the UK and across Europe. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five-minute walk of ACC Liverpool.
Manchester Airport, brings even more domestic and international destinations, and is approximately 45 minutes’ away via the motorway.
Coach services operated by National Express run between Manchester city centre and Liverpool city centre and service the airports.