Data for Development Festival Useful Information A-Z Guide (PDF)

Hotel Reservations and Travel Arrangements

The official program runs from 9:00 am, Wednesday 21 March to 1:00 pm, Friday 23 March (with lunch until 2:00 pm). All are welcome to warm up drinks on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm -- further details will be provided. A Data Dive session is also taking place on Friday, from 1:30pm - 7:30pm, with more details forthcoming.

If you are waiting for a response regarding travel support to attend the Data for Development Festival, please do not book any travel until you have received a response as we cannot reimburse pre-booked travel.

If you do not require a visa to enter the UK, then please go ahead and book your accommodations. We have arranged courtesy rates for participants with several Bristol hotels. To book please follow the instructions below. Please be aware that these courtesy rates are only available until February 27th unless otherwise specified below. Additional courtesy rates will be added here as and when they become available:

1. The Berkeley Square Hotel
15 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1HB, UK
5-minute walking distance from Bristol City Hall

** Courtesy rate: To book a room at the Berkeley Square Hotel call their reservation desk at 0117 925 4000 (please ask for Justine Gardiner or email here: and reference the Data for Development Festival. 

2. Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SP, UK
4 nights minimum stay | Courtesy rate available until March 1st
11-minute walking distance from Bristol City Hall

** Courtesy rate: To book a room at the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel email and reference the Data for Development Festival.

3. Doubletree by Hilton Bristol City Centre Hotel
Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ, UK
4 nights minimum stay
15-minute walking distance from Bristol City Hall

4. Bristol Harbour Hotel
49-55, Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HT, UK
10-minute walking distance from Bristol City Hall

Airports and Travel

Bristol Airport, Bristol BS48 3DY, UK Code: BRS is the nearest airport

London Heathrow is conveniently connected. Delegates can take a train from the airport to Paddington Station, and then a train from Paddington Station to Bristol Temple Meads station. In March 2018 there will be trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads every 30 minutes. The journey time is approximately 1 hr 40 mins.