‘Green Britain’ will be held at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, on Saturday 25th June 2016.
Getting to the Shakespeare Institute
The Shakespeare Institute is located on Church Street. The full address is given below:
The Shakespeare Institute
From London/South: Trains depart from both London Euston and London Marylebone heading to Stratford. Trains from Marylebone take an average of two hours and usually have one change, usually Dorridge or Leamington. London Euston routes are longer and have more changes (and are often more expensive). Another option is to take a train to Birmingham New Street from Euston, and then walk to Snow Hill and take a train to Stratford-upon-Avon.
From Birmingham/Midlands/North: Trains to Stratford-upon-Avon do not depart from New Street, the main station. Trains run instead from Birmingham Snow Hill or Birmingham Moor Street; the former is a ten minute walk from New Street and the latter is a five minute walk. On Saturdays, the vast majority of services run from Snow Hill and take around 45 minutes. There is a train at 08.28 from Snow Hill that arrives at 09.23 – this service would be ideal.
Getting to the Institute from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station
The Shakespeare Institute is about a ten minute walk from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station. The simplest route is the one highlighted in blue on the map above. When you leave the station, head up the steps to the main road and turn left, following the traffic signs towards the town centre. At the junction, take a right onto Grove Road/A4390. Follow the road down past the park and the B&Bs and at the triangle island, take a left and cross the road over into Chestnut Walk. Walk the length of Chestnut and then take a left. The Institute will be on your left, roughly opposite The Windmill Inn.
Stratford-upon-Avon is roughly a 40 minute drive Birmingham, or two hours from London. As the conference is being held on a Saturday, traffic shouldn’t present too much of a problem! From the M40 motorway, take Junction 15 signposted A46/A429 Warwick/Stratford/Coventry. At the roundabout, take the exit for Stratford A46 (Stratford Road). At the next roundabout, take the first exit for Stratford A46 and follow the Stratford Road (which becomes Warwick Road). At the roundabout, take the first exit and follow the signs for Local Traffic (A439), continuing on the Warwick Road. Do not take the second exit as this is a much longer route. Follow the A439 Warwick Road into the town and then follow the road round a sharp left as it becomes Bridgeway/A3400. Continue and turn right onto Bridgefoot, immediately moving into the left-hand lane to go over the bridge, following road markings for Town Centre. Once over the bridge, follow the road up to the roundabout and take the first exit onto the High Street. Keep following the road which will become Chapel Street and then Church Street. The Institute is located at the lower end of the street on the right hand side – see below for parking details.
There is limited parking available at the Institute. The car park entrance is located on Chestnut Walk, around the corner from the Institute. Drive through the entrance gates which are located directly opposite the entrance to West Street (see map). Please note that the parking next to the entrance is pay-and-display council parking. You can access the Institute from the car park – head through the garden and you will reach the building.
There is a taxi rank at the railway station. There are a number of taxi companies serving the town and surrounding areas, so should you require a taxi after the conference, we can happily provide taxi firm numbers.
There are no buses that travel down Chapel Street or Church Street: the nearest stop is adjacent to the Natwest bank on Wood Street, and the Institute is a further six minute walk from here, down the street, right onto the High St and straight down to Church Street. There is a bus stop at the top of the steps leading out of the railway station on the Alcester Road (left hand side of road, adjacent to the station itself). You can take buses 16X, 19, 221, 222 and X16 from the station which will take you to the stop adjacent to Natwest, but it is far easier to walk as the bus only takes you half of the way.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us.
Elizabeth Cook & Tayler Meredith