Travel & Accommodation


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The conference is held in the Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH. No 2 on the campus map.

  • Only blue badge holders are able to park on campus. You will have the option to book disabled parking during the registration process, when purchasing your ticket. Parking must be booked in advance.
  • No daily parking permits for UoP car parks are available for visitors.
  • We recommend parking at Wickham Street carpark, which is about 15 minutes walk to the university. There is a discounted parking rate for ALDcon23 delegates of £4.50 24-hour day rate (reduced from £15.00) on display of your conference ticket. Please bring a printed copy of your PDF conference ticket or show your PDF ticket on your phone. The car park is open from 8am – 7.45pm.
  • There is also a park and ride.

Luggage Store

If you need to store your luggage at the venue, please visit room 0.41, Portland Building. Room 0.41 is the South Lecture Theatre (both of these are written on the door). The luggage room is just by the registration desk.


There are several hotels close to the conference venue. Please check with your hotel in advance with regards to parking, if required. Below is a list of some hotels near to the venue.

Ibis Portsmouth Centre
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
Premier Inn Portsmouth Dockyard
Travel Lodge Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth – Gunwharf Quays


For those who have a room-only rate and would like breakfast:

The Hub

The Hub is in the Dennis Sciama building (almost opposite the Portland building) and is open from 8am. It is part of the campus and can be found at no. 9 on the campus map. They sell a range of hot food (including vegan and vegetarian options). The menu is fairly basic (sausage rolls, pasties etc.). 

Explore Portsmouth

Welcome to Portsmouth

Visit Portsmouth

Portsmouth Harbour Tour

Gunwharf Quays

Pedal around Pompey

The Isle of Wight Festival – if you’d like to extend your stay, the festival is the weekend following the conference, 15 – 18 June 2023.

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