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The Principal

Oxford Street
M60 7HA

tel: 0161 288 1111

The Principal is situated directly opposite Oxford Road Station which is within walking distance of Piccadilly Station and St Peter’s Square tram station. The hotel is just a short journey from Manchester International Airport.

NB - The restaurant at The Principal is very busy. If staying overnight for the AELP Autumn Conference we would recommend you make an advance booking as soon as possible to ensure availability.

By Rail

  • Nearest station: Manchester Oxford Road. Other stations: Manchester Piccadily, Manchester Victoria
  • Manchester Oxford Road Station is directly opposite the hotel and serves destinations in South Manchester and the North of England such as Blackpool, Preston and Leeds
  • Manchester Piccadilly is the main station for the city and serves London, Edinburgh and Cardiff amongst other destinations. It is a 10 minute walk from the hotel or 5 minutes by taxi
  • Manchester Victoria is a 10 minute drive or 20 minute walk

By Car

The Principal Manchester is just 3 miles from the M62 to the south, from where you simply follow signs to the University; or enter the post code M60 7HA into a SatNav or smart phone.

Parking is available at a reduced rate of £20 when you book direct for 24 hours/overnight at the NCP Manchester Palace Car Park on Whitworth Street—payable at the hotel, a short walk away. Please take your ticket to reception for validation.

By Bus

  • Nearest stations: Oxford Road bus stop & Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station
  • Oxford Road bus stop is directly outside the hotel and serves destinations across the Greater Manchester area. You will also find bus stops on Whitworth Street
  • The main bus station in the city is in Piccadilly Gardens which is a brief 10 minute walk from the hotel

AELP will endeavour to keep to the draft published start and finish times on the agenda but this may not always be possible due to the nature of this conference. Therefore, prior to booking travel, we advise you check with AELP first as a later finish time may be unavoidable.

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