Hotel and travel information for Manchester, UK

Information to help you make travel and hotel accommodations
SPIE Photonex, Manchester, UK

Welcome to Manchester

Home to world-famous football, renowned art galleries and a music scene that brought Oasis to centre stage – there’s lots to love about Manchester. Once the world’s manufacturing powerhouse, its former industrial buildings now bounce with energy. An architectural mix of old and new—from the creative to culinary, there’s a wealth of treasures waiting to be discovered. Learn more about Manchester here.

Don't forget to secure your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed.

Travel to Manchester

Helpful details will be posted soon for:

  • airport information
  • transportation from the airport
  • public transportation
  • parking
  • resaurant and city information

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Hotel accommodations

Hotel accommodation is available to book through Marketing Manchester where you can pick from a range of rooms. 

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Family care while attending the meeting

SPIE believes that individuals with significant caregiving responsibilities should have an equal opportunity to share their research and participate in conferences and symposia.

SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting, either in person or virtually. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare. 

Find information and apply for an SPIE Family Care Grant