Manchester Central Convention Complex, Petersfield, M2 3GX

MBE North will be open between 9.30am to 4.00pm

Car Parking

Discounted rates are avaible via the App for the Manchester Central NCP Lower Mosley Street Manchester M2 3GX

There is a 24-hour NCP car park directly below Manchester Central. It has 720 spaces including 18 disabled parking bays and three electric vehicle charging points. There is direct access to Manchester Central by lift, stairs and escalator.

There is a discount parking code: MCEXHIB14 that can be used to get £14 discounted parking rate for 24 hours. Please note, this code can only be used via the app, details of which can be found here.

Manchester Central NCP Lower Mosley Street Manchester M2 3GX Please note that Manchester Central NCP has a 1.98 m eight limit, the venue cannot provide car parking on its immediate premises.

Bus & Tram

FreeBus : Metroshuttle buses are free and link the city centre's main rail stations, shopping areas and businesses. Click here for more information on routes.

Metrolink: The nearest Metrolink stop to Manchester Central is St Peter's Square. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot. Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. However, the network is currently being expanded so please do check your route before travelling. Routes and further information can be found on the Metrolink website


It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.

Further information on train services can be found at:


Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester's M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.  If using a satellite navigation system - please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round (see above)


Just a 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Train station – Manchester Central is clearly signposted.


Manchester Central works with Manchester’s black cab drivers to make sure they know when they're going to be busy.  They have a dedicated taxi rank at the front of the venue for pick ups and drop offs. Black cab taxis are readily available at Manchester Airport and both Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. 

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH

MBE London will be open between 9.30am to 4.00pm

The Business Design Centre is located in the heart of Islington with easy access to and from Central London by public transport. Surrounded by restaurants and bars the Business Design Centre is in the ideal location bordering North and Central London making it easily accessible by any means.  There are many ways to get to the venue including the use of buses and both the London underground and overground, the BDC is located 10 minutes from Kings Cross St. Pancras International and a very short walk from Angel tube station.

By public transport

Tube and Train

The nearest tube station Angel (Northern line), is a five minute walk away allowing you to travel to the Central London within minutes. Just a little further in the opposite direction is Highbury and Islington with great underground and overground connections.


There are many bus stops near the venue which cover several routes in and around London.  Please click here for the journey planner to plan your trip.


In terms of bike hire there are several Santander Cycle Hire stations located in Islington should you wish to rent one and if you have your own there is free secure cycle storage in the onsite car park plus shower facilities are freely available on site. These are located in Stairwell F. For assistance in finding these, the reception staff will be happy to help.


Driving to the venue is simple as we are located just outside the congestion charge zone on the A1. Please see the Parking page for details of how to direct your sat nav and to pre-book your parking. You may also wish to look at car sharing, with a company such as Liftshare, Bla Bla Car or GoCarShare.

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