Local Arrangements

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The workshop will be held at Hewlett-Packard's European research centre in Bristol. It is conveniently reached by road and rail (to Bristol Parkway Station) from London and Heathrow Airport. It takes approximately 80 minutes by train from London, Paddington Station. The Heathrow Express provides a regular service from Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station in 15 mins.

Further information for visitors to Bristol


50 rooms have been temporarily reserved for the 15th and 16th of November at the Forte Posthouse Bristol. It is advisable that you make any reservations as soon as possible. The rate is 89.95 for a single room and this includes breakfast.

The hotel has a totally refurbished ground floor area including the lounge bar and restaurant and is located on 16 acres of landscaped woodlands with fishing lake. Other amenities include exercise facilities, indoor pool and sauna.

Address: Posthouse Bristol
Filton Road
Bristol BS16 1QX, U.K.
Tel: +44 -117 - 956 4242
Fax: +44 - 117 - 956 9735

Don't forget to mention that you are attending this particular workshop.


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The hotel is located approximately 15 miles from Bristol Airport. Take the M5 and join the M4 at junction 15 going towards London. Leave the M4 at junction 19 joining the M32. Follow the M32 until junction 1 and get onto the A4174. You will soon see the entrance to the Forte Posthouse signed-posted on your left hand side. If you are coming from London on the M4, then follow the directions set above from junction 19.

The nearest train station is Bristol Parkway, as shown on the map, and there should be an abundance of taxis willing to take you either to the hotel or HP Laboratories. The map also shows the location of the HP site. Ask for the Laboratories, Building 3, at the gate house.

Further Help

If you require further help on how to get to Bristol or alternative accommodation or you wish to use our facilities to make the necessary hotel reservations, then please contact Jenny Tanner on:

Tel: +44-117-922-9500
Fax: +44-117-922-8035