The 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & the 9th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI)

Travel Info

July 8, One-day Tour information

One-day tour itinerary 


Conference Venue

The conference will be hosted at the University of Liverpool. The Address is: Chatham Building, Chatham Street, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZH
The University campus is located in the heart of the city of Liverpool, close to many major transport links. For example, it’s only about 10-15 minute walk from Liverpool Lime St Station and about 10 minute walk from the Paradise St bus Station.


Liverpool has excellent national and international transport connections, making it easily accessible by road, rail, sea and air. Travelling around the city is also easy with a convenient and easy to use local transport system. Liverpool city centre is compact with good signage – you can walk across it in 30 minutes. Locals are also more than happy to give directions – the “UK’s Friendliest City” (Conde Nast Traveler Magazine).
Most of the hotels, shops, attractions, bars and restaurants are within walking distance of each other, making it easy for delegates to get around and explore the city. Taxis (Black Cabs) in Liverpool are plentiful and all are metered. There are also circular city centre shuttle buses every 10 minutes.

By Air

Two international airports serve Liverpool. Manchester International Airport is a 45 minute car journey to Liverpool City Centre and is also served by an hourly direct train service (journey time one hour). Manchester is a long-haul hub airport.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 20 minutes from the city centre and offers hundreds of direct flights from 60+ European cities, as well as several domestic airports. Liverpool is a ‘no-frills’ airline hub. KLM offers an Amsterdam-Liverpool shuttle three times a day which connects Liverpool with 650 world-wide destinations. Half-hourly bus shuttles connect the airport to the city centre, stopping at the major hotels and the main bus interchange. Metered taxis from the airport are plentiful (typically £12-£15 to city centre).

By Road

Liverpool is well connected by a dense motorway network (M62, M56, M57, M58). As with most city centres, chargeable parking is available but we would recommend that delegates arrive by public transport.

By Rail

Virgin Trains operate 18 trains per day between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street, taking just over two hours to arrive in the heart of the city from the capital. There are regular services between Liverpool and most other major UK cities.

Liverpool Visitor Guide:

Hope Street Hotel
Address: 40 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9DA
Tel: +44 (0)151 709 3000
Avg. price/night: £ 86
Distance: 5 mins walk

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Hallmark Inn Liverpool
Address: 115-125 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TF
Tel: +44 (0)330 028 3426
Avg. price/night: £ 62
Distance: 8 mins walk

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The Nadler Liverpool
Address: 29 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4AU
Tel: +44 (0)151 705 2626
Avg. price/night: £ 60
Distance: 15 mins walk

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Holiday Inn – Liverpool City Centre
Address: Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1NQ
Tel:+44 (0)151 709 7090
Avg. price/night: £ 77
Distance: 15 mins walk

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Hilton Liverpool City Centre Hotel
Tel: +44 (0)151 708 4200
Avg. price/night: £ 92
Distance: 20 mins walk

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Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre
Address: One Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH
Tel: +44 (0)151 476 8000
Avg. price/night: £ 80
Distance: 20 mins walk

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The Shankly Hotel
Address: Millennium House, 60 Victoria St, Liverpool L1 6DN
Tel: +44 (0)151 236 0166
Avg. price/night: £ 79
Distance: 23 mins walk

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Hard Days Night
Address: 39/41 North John Street, Liverpool L2 6RR
Tel: +44 (0)151 236 1964
Avg. price/night: £ 75
Distance: 24 mins walk

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Bookings are subject to availability.

Other hotels of varying prices and ratings are available nearby, which an easy search will locate. Some options include (listings shouldn’t be interpreted as endorsements):


If you are not a British Citizen or a citizen of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need an entry clearance (or visa) before you travel to the UK.
We recommend that every non-UK delegate checks their entry visa requirements for the UK. The UK Border Agency has an informative website, giving details about which nationals require a visa and the application process, including an online version. We would recommend that all international delegates apply for their visas early to ensure they have the correct paperwork at time of travel. We have no authority over visa decisions. Detailed information is available at