Venue, travel and accommodation information

OER18 will be held at Watershed in Bristol, a vibrant city with good public transport links. Watershed’s event space is on the first floor of the historic Grade II listed building, which is situated at the entrance way to Bristol’s Harbourside. Watershed is best known as a leading film culture and digital media centre and also has its own a café and bar. It is a social enterprise and a registered charity. Find out more about Watershed:

The Watershed, Bristol


Watershed is a fully accessible building adapted to make your visit as easy as possible. If you have any specific questions about accessibility, do contact us.

Travel information

The address of Watershed is

1 Canons Road

By train

Bristol Temple Meads train station is about one mile from Watershed.

You can take

  • Bus no. X39 or 73 to Prince Street
  • Bus no. 8, 9 or 72 to College Green

Both Prince Street and College Green are a few minutes’ walk away from the venue.

Taxis are available from outside the station.

By car

Two car parks are nearby: Millennium Square Car Park and Trenchard Street NCP parking. See also

Accommodation Suggestions

There are a number of hotels in the area please see below for details:

Hotel Stars Budget (per night) Walk to venue (mins)
Ibis Bristol Centre 3 £100-£125 4
The Bristol Hotel 4 £100-£125 4
Brooks Guest House 4 <£100 7
Merchants Almshouse 4 <£100 6
Mercure Brigstow Bristol 4 £125-£150 9
The Berkley Square Hotel 4 <£100 14

Other options include:

YHA Bristol – shared rooms start from £18 per night

AirBnb (rooms in private houses), there are various properties close to the venue with prices starting at £21 per night.

Prices for rooms and are given for guidance only. Please contact the hotels/accommodation provider for availability and prices.

You can also contact Tourist Information, Bristol (tel. 0906 711 2191) for help with accommodation or for any other questions about the local area.