Where the enterprising gather

The city of York was established by the Romans in AD71 and retains much of its historic beauty amongst its cosmopolitan culture. York’s medieval architecture sits alongside stylish modern developments, creating a mosaic cityscape with a distinctive vibe. Business events are sure to thrive in its many superb venues.


Getting here

  • York is 1 hour away from Leeds Bradford International Airport, with flights from six UK airports, including London Heathrow, and 60 European cities.
  • York is 2 hours 20 minutes away from London by train.

University of York


The University of York hosts small and large events of up to 1,190 delegates in its tiered auditorium and also offers 1,500 bedrooms. Despite being a relatively young, the University of York has become one of the world's leading universities, with research excellence in many disciplines.

University of York

York Barbican

The York Barbican's Auditorium accommodates 1,500 delegates for conferences and events and up to 400 for seated dining. The Barbican is located in the centre of York with first-class sound and visual services.

York Barbican
02 Jan 2020(last updated)

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