How to get to the Festival

Our host for Fulldome UK 2016 is the National Space Centre in Leicester. It is the UK’s largest visitor attraction dedicated to space and space exploration, welcoming around a quarter of a million visitors each year since its opening in June 2001. Located within the National Space Centre is the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, the largest in the UK, with seating for 140 people. More info can be found on their website:

Leicester is located in the centre of England, approximately 100 miles north of London.

Traveling from London

By Car

It is a 2h30 drive, straight up the M1.

By Train

It takes 1h20, from St Pancras International.

If you book in advance using services such as The Trainline or Red Spotted Hankey, train fares are as low as £36 return. Tickets will be much more expensive if purchased on the day. From Leicester train station, the National Space Centre is 2.5 miles / 10 minutes by taxi.

Local Airports

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is the closest airport just 20 miles away. There is a bus from the airport to Leicester

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is 40 Miles away, just over an hour by car or 1-2 hours by train or bus service which connects via the centre of Birmingham.

Where to Stay

There are hotels of varying standards in Leicester, one of the cheapest we have found is the Travel Lodge… but don’t expect the Ritz.

There are many websites that help you find a hotel such as Late Rooms, Trivago and Expedia.

For an extensive list of hotels in the area and offers available for anyone attending the event please check out the local accommodation page on the National Space Centre website.