11-14 September 2011. Liverpool, UK - Global Leaders Congress 2011 - Global Solutions to Global Challenges

Hotel link

Accommodation ranging from budget to 4* is available within a 5 to 20 minute walk of the congress venue.


Please note the online accommodation booking site closed on 26th August 2011Please download here a list of suggested hotels.

If you are having any problems finding suitable accommodation, or for hotel booking queries please contact kate.prescott@merseyside.org.uk

To see a map of the venue area and nearby accomodation, please see: http://www.myliverpoolconference.com/glc/

Joining instructions

By plane

The closest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport. This is connected to Schiphol Airport by KLM and Easyjet flights.

Taxis are available from the airport or there is an express bus service, Route 500, which has several bus stops in the city centre (please see below for details of public transport information). The journey from the airport takes approximately 25 minutes.

Manchester International Airport is linked to London Heathrow Airport via British Airways. It is about an hour’s drive from Liverpool, or accessible via direct train links into Liverpool Lime Street station. Manchester Airport is served by some of the world’s largest airlines, including British Airways, KLM and Emirates.

By train

From London:
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). The Royal Liver Building is a 20 minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride.

From other UK cities:
Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Local transfers:
You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk). If travelling from elsewhere in the region, Moorfields station is also a 10 minute walk.

Please visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk or call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33 for up-to-date information about your bus, train or ferry service. Traveline phone service is open 8 am – 8pm UK time every day.

By car

The address for the Royal Liver Building is:

Royal Liver Building
Pier Head
L3 1HU
United Kingdom

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Pier Head/ Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. The Royal Liver Building is based on the waterfront next to the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Isle of Man ferry terminal. The postcode for use in SatNav devices is L3 1HU.

From the North

  • Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool
  • Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool
  • Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront/ Pier Head

From the South

  • Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool
  • At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront/ Pier Head

From the East

As above for those coming from the South, using M62 for access into the City.

From the West

  • Via M53 until the end and progress through the tunnel (Please note there is a Toll Fee for using the tunnel, currently £1.50 for cars. You need the exact change, if you do not have this please go to one of the manned booths)
  • Follow signs to City Centre and Pier Head/ Waterfront

Local Parking

Please note at present Rights and Humanity cannot provide parking for participants on weekdays and where possible we strongly advise travelling via public transport. Several of our recommended hotels are also within walking distance of our premises at the Royal Liver Building.

There are several car parks in the local area within a short walk e.g. at the Capital Building, across New Quay from the Royal Liver Building and at QPark, Strand Street, 10 mins walk away. Please see the council website for further details and prices http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/transport_and_streets/ motor_vehicles_roads_and_parking/parking/council_car_parks/index.asp.

If you require disabled car parking please let us know so that we can facilitate your parking at the Royal Liver Building.

Shining the Light – A Call For Action

On 10th December Rights and Humanity marked its 25th Anniversary, and as part of the celebrations we held a follow up meeting to the Global Leaders Congress on Friday 9th December. We had a wonderful mix of thought leaders and innovators from the public, private and civil society sectors, some of whom had been at the September Congress and others' who had been inspired to join us for the first time.

Download & Commit to the Call for Action

The purpose of the meeting was to forge consensus on the Call For Action, as developed during the Global Leaders Congress. All participants who attended the day signed the pledge. If you would like to share your commitment to upholding the values and aims of Shining the Light – A Call For Action and add your name to our signatories, please email congress@rightsandhumanity.org.  

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