Venue & Travel


SAGT 2016 will be held at the at the Hilton Liverpool Hotel.

The Hilton is located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, near the historic Albert Dock (home of The Beatles Story museum) and adjacent to the recently completed (in 2008) Liverpool One shopping centre. Liverpool One has more than 20 restaurants and bars. Many hotels and smaller B&B's are within easy walking distance of the Hilton, offering a variety of accommodation to suit anyone's tastes.

The Hilton Liverpool is 20-25 minutes by car from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, a 45-50 minute drive from Manchester Airport, and a 10 minute walk from Lime St train station. The train journey between Manchester Airport and Lime St Station is one hour, and bus service between John Lennon Airport and Liverpool One (Paradise St) Bus Station, next to the Hilton, takes approximately 45 minutes.

Air Travel

Manchester International Airport (MAN) is 38 miles from Liverpool. There is regular train service (two per hour) from Manchester International Airport to Liverpool Lime St Station. There are direct trains with a journey time of about 1 hour, or trains with one change with a journey time of 1 1/2 hours (National Rail timetables). The Hilton hotel is about a minutes walk (1 mile) from Liverpool Lime St Station. National Express coaches also provide a similar journey time to Liverpool.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) also provides a variety of international flights. The 500 Airport Express Bus leaves from outside the terminal building and takes 25 minutes to reach Liverpool One Bus Station (adjacent to the Hilton Hotel). Regular service buses 80A, 82A, and 86A can also be used.
Taxis are available outside the terminal building and a journey into the city centre would cost approximately £15 – £20.

Car Travel

From M62, continue straight ahead onto Edge Lane (A5080, then A5047) and look for signs for Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool One Shopping Centre, or Albert Dock. The Hilton Hotel is located between Liverpool One and Albert Dock.

If you're coming from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), follow the A561 into Liverpool, then at Parliament St exit onto the A562. Continue to Chaloner St onto the A5036, following this until you reach Strand St. Take a sharp right onto Strand St and the Hilton Liverpool Hotel is on your right.

For GPS users, the post code for the Hilton Liverpool Hotel is L1 8LW (3 Thomas Steers Way).

Coach Travel

National Express provides coach service between Liverpool and many destinations in the United Kingdom.

Rail Travel

Liverpool Lime Street Station is well-served by the British Rail network with connections to London and all other major British cities. Trains to Liverpool from London take just over 2 hours and leave from Euston Station. Please visit National Rail for ticket information. Taxis are available at the Skelhorne St exit of the station.

The Eurostar rail service operates between London (St Pancras), Paris, and Brussels, with further (non-Eurostar) connections to many major European cities. St Pancras to Euston takes about 10 minutes on foot, or it is one stop on the London Underground.

Sea Travel

Liverpool is linked to Dublin via ferry service and Birkenhead (across the Mersey River from Liverpool) is linked to Belfast. Please visit Liverpool Ferry for further information. If you’re traveling with your car, here is one ferry service that can accommodate you.


If you are not a British Citizen or a citizen of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need an entry clearance before you travel to the UK. To find out if you need a visa and for further information, please visit UK visas. Please contact Giorgos Christodoulou if you need a letter of invitation for visa purposes.

Visiting Liverpool

There are some suggestions for things to do while you are in Liverpool here. You may also be interested in an optional waterfront walking tour that we have arranged; for more details see here.