23–25 January 2019
Nottingham UK


New Adventures takes place in the heart of England, and our home is still the incredible Albert Hall. Read a little about our venues and peruse our fave hotels.

Nottingham Albert Hall

The home of New Adventures

Dating back to the 1870s, Nottingham’s Albert Hall was once the city’s largest concert hall (The Rolling Stones performed there in 1964) and a significant venue for political rallies. It’s now an impressive conference venue, sympathetically combining traditional architecture with modern facilities. The Albert Hall is immediately adjacent to Nottingham Playhouse and Anish Kapoor's mesmerising Sky Mirror. A short walk away is Nottingham Castle, The Castle Bar, and a statue of Robin Hood. A little further down the hill is the oldest pub in England, Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem.

North Circus Street, NG1 5AA.
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9500411 / Map

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The conference takes place in the magnificent Great Hall, famous for Mr. Binns’ huge organ. We’ll have the entire building all to ourselves, and refreshments and a packed lunch will be provided. Note that the venue is accessible for disabled users (read our inclusivity statement for exact details).

Our workshops will also take place at the Albert Hall, in the Osborne Lounge, the Balmoral Gallery, and the City Suite. On the day, we'll be there to greet you, give you breakfast, and escort you to the appropriate rooms.


The Albert Hall is a fifteen minute walk along Maid Marian Way from Nottingham train station. Alternatively, you can hop on a tram, alight at the Royal Centre, and walk from there (5 minutes).

If you're travelling by car there are five multi-storey car parks nearby. Our deal lets you park for £6.50 for 24 hours at NCP Car parks on Mount Street and St James Street. Let us know if you intend to drive when you register. On the day, bring your car park ticket and receive a coupon at the venue. Metered street parking is also available around Nottingham City centre.

If you're coming from further afield, East Midlands Airport serves many European destinations, and is a 45 minute bus ride away.

Nottingham Contemporary

An epic venue for our after-party

Nottingham Contemporary is one of the UK's largest and leading centres for contemporary art with a constantly innovative programme and sense of local purpose. The building is larger than it appears from the outside because much of it is sunk into the sandstone cliff that runs through the city centre. The exterior is clad in scalloped panels with a traditional lace pattern found in a time capsule on the site.

Our after-party will take place in the Café Bar and the enormous Space.

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB.
Tel: +44 (0) 115 948 9750 / Map


Welcome to our home

Situated in the centre of England, Nottingham is the perfect location for a design conference. Lauded for its creative and scientific industries, art scene and culture, it's easy to make a case for rewarding the wealth of design and development talent in Nottingham, and the Midlands as a whole.

Obviously, Nottingham is most famous for the legendary Robin Hood and his Merry Men. A fun local pastime is to laugh at the tourists as they try to find the castle that Kevin Costner obliterated, and to let them know that "it's in France".

If you're staying beyond the conference, be sure to check out the Old Market Square, the historic Lace Market, the scary Galleries of Justice, the impressive Nottingham Contemporary, or just potter the hours away in the multitude of pubs, cafes, and boutiques across our wonderful city.

Our updated city guide will follow soon


Our pick of city centre rent-a-rooms

Lace Market Hotel

29-31 High Pavement
+44 (0)115 852 3232

Our favourite, located on a historic Lace Market street. Fills up fast.

Mercure Hotel

2 George St
+44 (0)115 959 9777

Revamped boutique hotel in the centre of lively Hockley.

Hart's Hotel

Standard Hill
+44 (0)115 988 1900

Quality boutique option, close to the Albert Hall. Excellent restaurant.

Premier Inn

7 Chapel Quarter
Chapel Bar
+44 (0)871 527 9658

Formerly a Holiday Inn, now spruced up. Only a minute from venue.

Premier Inn

Goldsmith Street
+44 (0)871 527 8846

On the tram route, next to Nottingham Trent University.

Hotel Ibis

16 Fletcher Gate
+44 (0)115 985 3600

Affordable option near Lace Market and Hockley.

Park Plaza

41 Maid Marian Way
+44 (0)333 400 6148

Close to the venue. AFAIK it has no park nor plaza.

AirBnB, etc.

The Internet

Other people's bathrooms. Good areas beyond the centre include The Park Estate, West Bridgford, Mapperley, Wollaton. Wilford and Beeston are good and on tram routes.