Practical Information 

Heritage Trust Network Conference 2021

Here you will find information on travel and accommodation in Coventry, and our approach to environmental impact.

Public Transport Links 

Coventry is easily accessed by both train and bus routes, and we would encourage you to car share where possible. All our venues are within walking distance of the train station and the bus station.

Coventry Train Station:

To the Draper’s Hall, 0.7 miles, 15 minute walk.

To the Telegraph Hotel, 0.7 miles, 15 minute walk.

Coventry Bus Station:

To the Draper’s Hall, 0.2 miles, 4 minute walk.

To the Telegraph Hotel 0.2 miles, 5 minute walk.

Park and Ride:

Coventry also has a Park and Ride Service with parking at Kenilworth Road car park at War Memorial park.
View the full information here.

Draper’s Hall Venue

Draper’s Hall Sat Nav Destination: CV1 5RN

What3Words location: https://w3w.co/bared.learns.type

Car Parking is available on Grove Street
There is no car parking on the site. The nearest car park is Grove Street car park (CV1 5AG) which is located underneath the ring road. For further information please see https://www.coventry.gov.uk/directory_record/11435/grove_st.

There are a two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane.

More information here.

Accommodation

The Telegraph Hotel 

We have secured a set rate with the Telegraph Hotel of £85 per night, on the 18th and 19th November, Bed & Breakfast, in their ‘Big room’, free cancellation until 2pm the day before.

Details on how to secure this rate below, please double check the website first, as hotel rates fluctuate, you may get a better deal without our discount code.

  • Visit the website
  • The code is HERITAGEBB
  • It is a DISCOUNT code (use this not promo code)
  • Based on BIG rooms only.  you will have to click on SEE ALL RATES on that room type to be able to see the Bed and Breakfast £85 price

More info:

“The iconic Telegraph building at 157 Corporation Street was home to the city’s newspaper for more than 50 years. Just imagine the buzz and bustle of journalists and machinists producing four printed editions every single day. The scene is more laid-back since its conversion into a chic new hotel putting Coventry in the news with headline-grabbing features that bring style and comfort to the city.”

This is of course just one option and we do recommend that you look at price comparison websites to find something that best suits your budget.

Historic Coventry Trust Accommodation 

Stay in a fairytale medieval gatehouse, or one of the gorgeous timber-framed cottages in the heart of the city.

Historic Coventry Trust are reimagining some of the city’s most important historic buildings, bringing them back to life as luxury bolt-holes to relax and explore the UK’s City of Culture. You’ll be able to stay in these places from October 2021 – keep an eye on their website for updates and availability.

Tickets

Thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (and Lottery players!) we are delighted to be offer free tickets to students and apprentices. You can book these direct on Eventbrite. 

If you are unemployed or the ticket price is a barrier to your attendance at our event, please get in touch so that we can arrange a complimentary place.

If you need financial help to attend our conference this year (ie. if you are a student, currently unemployed or in the early stages of your career and need help with travel/accommodation) please get in touch with sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk to access a support bursary generously provided by Buttress Architects (typically up to £100).

We will offer a discounted, ‘early bird’ rate for the first three weeks of ticket sales, ticket prices will rise by £5 and £10 from the 20th October – so don’t miss out!

We have joint discount code arranged with Locality for anyone who wishes to attend both organisations conferences in the same week. Just enter ‘FRIEND10’ at both checkouts.

Environmental Impact 

Our goal at Heritage Trust Network is to reduce the environmental impact of our work as much as possible, and in due course, become carbon neutral.

Find out more about how we plan to do this with our 2021 Conference.

Carbon Offsetting

We will support green initiatives run by our members in order to off-set the carbon produced by this year’s Conference. In particular, those that involve growing projects.

If you have an initiative that you would like us to support, please get in touch via sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk.

Many thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players for making this possible.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We will work with our caterers and all suppliers to reduce single use plastics, however we will may need to make exceptions in order to ensure Covid-19 safety. We will use recycled materials in the printing of our delegate packs and we will ensure that all papers are recycled following use.