Monday, 4 November 2013

Directions To Blog-Con From The Victoria Centre

For all the bloggers and friends going to Blog Con but leaving the car away from Foundry. It struck me that a fair amount of us may want to park at one of the many Park and Ride locations. The tram locations have great service with Trams running from 6am till midnight Saturday and 11PM Sunday so would be perfect to park at as it's free to park and about £3.50 for a return ticket. Two adults can have a return for £5.

The best bet if you do this or come via the train or bus is head for the Victoria Shopping Centre (the main bus station is at the Vic Centre as us locals call it). 

To follow these directions you need to leave the Vic Centre from the ground level passing Ernest Jones Jewellers and it's less than a five minute walk. 


The exit is a longish corridor. Ernest Jones was on your left hand side. You can see a white building through the doors.

Follow the path from the entrance towards the road and the crossing. When you cross the road go past the white painted cafe and follow the path round towards the main road.

The path as you can see is nice and wide. You will see an Aldi food-store on the opposite side of the main road. 


Close up of the view of Aldi you are aiming for. Cross the road and turn to the right and down the hill.

You will see a pub called The Forrester, you will need to try and walk past this!

on the opposite side of the road is an Halfords, directly opposite this is the side street you need to go down. It's called St MARKS St. and this is where Foundry are based.

Go down the side street and next to a tyre garage is the Foundry building and all the fun you could wish for.

15 comments:

  1. Great guide, thank for all your hard work (getting passed the pub)

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  2. Good job., good directions, just one think I thought they were on St Marks Street.

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    1. Er yes it is, Union is the street before!!!) time to correct on both blogs

      Ian

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  3. That's a great set of instructions, Ian. Really very helpful. I'm coming by train on the Saturday, so this should help a lot.

    What time does Blog Con open its doors to the blogging public? :)

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    1. Sounds perfect! My train arrives at 9.36am!

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    2. You will be there in time for the shutters to come up

      Ian

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    3. What time will we all be thrown out the door?

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    1. I think I lost you at the pasty shop ;-)

      Ray won't get past the three pubs that surround it

      Ian

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    2. Nah, its the pasty shop for me as well I'm afraid!

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  5. I wish I could come, but sadly not possible for me.:-( I wish you all a lot of fun!

    Christopher

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  6. Is there parking at Foundry? (I'm bringing several boxes of minis + buildings for the Chain of Command game)

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    1. There is some outside, which you can use for unloading and leave it there, or move it to a more secure site a short distance away

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  7. For anyone driving there's also an underground car park on Curzon Street (2 minutes walk away). It's closed on Sunday but it's only £4.50 all day Saturday.

    Don't park at the Victoria Centre itself, very expensive.

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