Conference location and directions
The Oculus, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Sat Nav reference: CV4 7AL
Complimentary car parking spaces available. View the link above to the campus car park map.
Cars are parked at owner’s risk. the University of Warwick, HEART UK and conference organisers do not take any responsibility for damage, theft or otherwise arising to your car during the conference period.
IMPORTANT - A permit is required to park in the designated conference car park at the University campus. Permits will need to be completed a minimum of 3 working days in advance of the conference. Download, print and display the permit on the dashboard of your vehicle. Cars without a clearly displayed permit will be fined.
Your permit provides you with complimentary car parking in the Reserved Conference Car Park.
Attendees should look for the Warwick Conferences grey swing signs which read “Conference pre-booked car park” This will only be for people with a permit, there isn’t any provision for people to pay and display in this car park. If you do park in this car park without a permit, there is a danger that you will receive a parking ticket.
If you haven’t pre-registered, please park in one of the “pay and display” car parks on campus.
You should allow additional time when planning your journey as the conference car park could be a 10-15 minutes’ walk from the conference facilities and the accommodation blocks.
Once on Central Campus delegates should follow signs for ‘Conference Parking’.
Please note that during busy periods you may be directed to alternative parking facilities which could be up to a 25 minutes’ walk to Central Campus.
We encourage anyone travelling to the University to consider alternative methods of transport where possible:
Accessible parking spaces are available in the Conference Car Park and also on Health Centre Road (see attached map). Please note that this road is on a slight gradient.
For accessible parking close to your accommodation (blue badge holders only) contact your organiser.
If you have particular car parking requirements (i.e. a minibus or high-sided vehicle) contact your organiser.
Typical Travel Times to Coventry from:
Birmingham Central – 50 minutes
London Central – 2 hours 30 minutes
Manchester – 2 hours 15 minutes
Newcastle – 3 hours 45 minutes
Glasgow – 5 hours 20 minutes
Edinburgh – 5 hours 30 minutes
Distance to venue from closest airports by taxi.
Birmingham International – 30 minutes
East Midlands – 1 hour 20 minutes
Coventry: 10 minutes by car
Birmingham International: 25 minutes by car
Birmingham New Street: 50 minutes by car
Manchester Piccadilly: 1 hour 30 minutes DIRECT to New Street + 20 minutes to Coventry station
London Euston : 1 hour 20 minutes + 20 minutes to Coventry station
Edinburgh Waverley: 4 hours 10 minutes DIRECT or change at Crewe + 20 minutes to Coventry station