Plan Your Visit

In 2024 the Creative Cities Convention is being held in Bristol.
Hosted by renowned journalist and broadcaster, Kirsty Wark, the event, which takes place over two-days, is the perfect meeting place for media people to discuss and debate the industry while getting valuable insights from a speaker programme of experts.


Where and When?

The Creative Cities Convention takes place at Bristol Beacon on the 23rd and 24th of April.


Venue address:
Bristol Beacon
Trenchard Street


Event timings:

Tuesday 23rd: 1.15pm - 6.15pm (followed by our networking drinks party with drinks and canapes)

Wednesday 24th: 9.10am - 4pm

(Timings may vary slightly)


For useful venue information please click here.


Getting to Bristol

For information about the best ways to travel to Bristol please click here.


Meet Bristol & Bath and Great Western Railway are pleased to offer reduced rail fares for conference delegates travelling at any time to Bristol from eligible Great Western Railway stations including London Paddington. Standard return travel between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads (central Bristol) is available at the reduced rate of £44.00 on any service, including peak trains.

Outbound tickets are fixed, and times and dates cannot be changed. The return journey is fully flexible. Our conference fares are only available to delegates. You will be asked to produce a confirmation proving that you are eligible for this fare by the Train Manager. This could be an event registration e-mail for example.

How to Book

Conference fares are only available at follow the link, select your destination, and complete the form. In the 'To' box, please make sure Bristol Conference is selected as your destination, this will automatically add the discounted fare for you. Select your travel dates, times, number of passengers and preferred class and click search. You will then be able to see all available trains and continue to book as you normally would.

Bristol Beacon is a 24-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station or a 12-minute bus journey.


We encourage delegates to travel via public transport where possible. If you are planning on arriving by car then please read information on Bristol’s Clean Air Zone prior to travel.

Trenchard Street Car Park, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AN with 936 car parking spaces (nearest multi storey car park to Bristol Beacon)

NCP Rupert Street Car Park, Rupert Street, Bristol, BS1 2PY with 498 car parking spaces


Suggested local taxi firm: Veezu 0117 9252626. There is also a taxi rank at Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station.

Banksy 'Girl With The Pierced Eardrum' - Credit Visit West

Where to stay

Hotel prices vary in Bristol like most major cities, but booking in advance can get you a better deal. Meet Bristol and Bath have arranged special rates for delegates, please click on the link below for more information:

Book accommodation here

Clifton Terraces - Credit Visit West

Additional info and access

There is a cloakroom at the venue where you can leave coats and luggage and a lovely cafe on site.


We welcome all abilities/disabilities, ages, ethnicities, and genders to our events. If you have any questions, concerns or additional requirements then please let us know by contacting [email protected], so that we can make your time at this event as comfortable as possible.

Access information:

Step-free access: Yes

Accessible toilets: Yes

Assisted Listening: Yes

Guide/assistance dog-friendly: Yes

Quiet spaces available: Yes


Disabled parking: Trenchard Street car park across the road

To find out more about Bristol Beacon's special access provisions please click HERE


Things to do in Bristol:

Event photos: There will be an event photographer at the conference for promotional and archival purposes. Some of the photos may be used on our website and socials. If you would prefer not to be photographed please let the photographer or event team know.