Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, LEEDS LS6 3EQ
Devonshire Hall is situated in a quiet residential area just one mile from the main University campus. It was the University of Leeds’ first purpose-built Hall of Residence and was designed on the model of an Oxbridge college by the architects John C. Procter and F.L. Charlton in the 1920s.
Devonshire Hall has a 24 hour Porter’s Lodge, telephone numbers for which will be made available to delegates before arrival as part of the “Joining Information”.
Rooms are either ensuite or have their own washbasin and share bathroom facilities. Most rooms have 3/4 double (4ft) beds. Each room is provided with bed-linen, a bath and a hand towel, complimentary wash pack, and access to tea/coffee-making facilities. Accommodation blocks have kitchen facilities where a continental-style breakfast will be made available for delegates booking extra accommodation on Sunday and/or Wednesday nights.
Devonshire Hall has laundry, sporting and other facilities, for more information visit the Devonshire Hall website.
Wireless internet access is available in Devonshire Hall via eduroam or a temporary Leeds University login, which is available as part of the conference fee but must be signed for at registration if required.
How to get to Devonshire Hall
Pdf Map for getting to Devonshire Hall
Leeds Bradford Airport is approximately 7 miles away.
Arrow Taxis (which accept online credit card bookings) are available outside the terminal building, costing around £18 to Devonshire Hall and taking 20-30 minutes. Arrow Private Hire: +44 (0) 113 258 5888
Alternatively you can take the Leeds Airport Bus (757) to Leeds Rail Station (£5.50 return; £3.30 single) and then catch a 1 bus from outside opposite the Scarborough Taps (£3.90 day ticket). This will take about an hour on a Sunday but less time on a weekday.
Manchester Airport to Leeds takes about an hour and a half by direct train (you can check the times on the National Rail Enquiries website), once you get to Leeds Railway Station there is a taxi rank outside and the journey to Devonshire Hall takes 10-15 minutes and will cost £7-9, depending on the time of day. The number 1 bus from just outside the Railway station (opposite the Scarborough Taps pub) takes about 15 minutes to Cumberland Road/Leeds Girls High School, costing £1 one-way, but services are less frequent on a Sunday than the “every ten minutes or less” of daytime on weekdays.
The closest station is Leeds. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website. There is a taxi rank outside the station. The journey takes 10-15 minutes and will cost £7-9, depending on the time of day.
From Leeds City Centre, most buses towards Headingley will stop at Cumberland Road including the 1, 6, 28, 95 and 97. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro and First Leeds websites for timetables and general information. An all day bus ticket costs £3.90 outside peak times. All these buses pass the main University entrance (Parkinson Building) on the left and after just over 1/2 mile cross over a main crossroads (Hyde Park corner). Cumberland Road is the third right and the bus stop outside Leeds Girls High School is almost directly opposite. The Devonshire Hall main entrance is second left off Cumberland Road.
Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62. From the city centre follow signs towards Headingley. Devonshire Hall is off the A660 (Otley Road/Headingley Lane). Limited street parking is available outside the venue and is free of charge. For more detailed directions, visit the Devonshire Hall website, or click on the pdf map link above.
Cumberland Road is off the A660 (Otley Road/Headingley Lane) – look for City Church at the bottom of the road. You can also find directions from walkit.com.
Eating Out Locally
Non-residential delegates who wish to eat dinner are advised that Devonshire Hall is a 10-15 minute walk from the centre of Headingley (less than 5 minutes by bus; cost £1-£1.20 for a single ticket), which is well equipped with Italian, Greek, Mexican, Thai and other restaurants to suit a range of pockets within each cuisine type (see Headingley Restaurants). Hyde Park Corner is 5 minutes walk in the opposite direction – back towards the University – and has a selection of inexpensive takeaways, a small Moroccan restaurant (L’Oranaise) and an excellent curry house (Akmal’s) in the former public toilets in the park, well worth another 2 minutes walk. Leeds City Centre has a great number of restaurants to suit all pockets, but the greatest concentrations are around Millennium Square or on Park Row and the streets off Park Row to the right, going away from The Headrow and towards the railway station. For further advice or suggestions, ask the conference team or take a look at the selection listed by cuisine type on the Leeds List website.