Hotels in ACC Liverpool

Get down to business with Premier Inn’s hotels near ACC Liverpool – the city’s award-winning waterfront convention centre. Sitting by Liverpool’s historic Albert Dock, and just east of the city centre, the ACC is a go-to destination for corporate events in the North West. The only BREEAM accredited venue in Great Britain, Liverpool’s ACC has been lauded as one of Europe’s most environmentally friendly event spaces and has been awarded CONFEX’s ‘Best UK Venue’ twice. View all hotels in Liverpool or take a look at our budget hotels.

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About ACC Liverpool

What is ACC Liverpool?
ACC Liverpool is a multipurpose events and conference venue. It is part of the Liverpool event campus on Liverpool’s waterfront, an interconnected arena, convention and exhibition centre.

What does ACC stand for?
ACC stands for Arena and Convention Centre.

Where is ACC Liverpool and what’s the address?
ACC Liverpool is on Kings Dock, part of Liverpool’s world heritage waterfront. The address is ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4FP.

Who owns ACC Liverpool?
ACC Liverpool is owned by Liverpool City Council. The ACC Liverpool Group Ltd was set up as a management company to run it on the council’s behalf.

How big is ACC Liverpool?
ACC Liverpool is a large and flexible event, conference and exhibition space. It’s split into several distinct spaces.

The Upper Level Rooms and Auditorium has a range of rooms which can be configured in different ways. The main auditorium has 1,350 theatre-style seats made up of the core auditorium’s 850 seats and two ‘revolving drums’ which can be rotated 180 degrees and used for 250-seat lectures or closed off to make the auditorium smaller. The upper level also contains a range of conference centre meeting rooms of different sizes.

Hall 2 on the lower level is a versatile multi-purpose event space measuring 3,725m². There is space for 1,800 dinner guests, 2,990 for a theatre-style conference or 1,400 in a cabaret arrangement. It’s also possible to connect Hall 2 to the Lower Galleria, extending the exhibition space to an impressive 7,125m². In 2015, ACC Liverpool doubled its event space with the addition of Exhibition Centre Liverpool, an 8,100m² purpose-built exhibition centre.

When did ACC Liverpool open and why was it built?
ACC Liverpool officially opened on 12 January 2008. It was built to celebrate and coincide with Liverpool being awarded the European Capital of Culture title the same year.

What is near ACC Liverpool?
Liverpool is a compact city packed full of an impressive array of things to see and do. The waterfront on which the ACC Liverpool is situated has The Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey, a river explorer cruise that really is a must-do when visiting the city. Your ferry ticket also includes entry to the U-Boat Story attraction at Woodside ferry terminal. Also at the ferry terminal is one of two sites dedicated to The Beatles Story, an interactive museum detailing the incredible story of the most famous band of all time. A ticket covers entrance to both sites, with the other just along the water at Albert Dock.

The waterfront is also home to three other museums that are well worth a visit. The beautifully-designed Museum of Liverpool explores how the port has shaped the city whilst the Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum look at the influence the waterfront has had on Liverpool over the last three centuries. All three museums are completely free to enter.

If you prefer your art to your history then check out Tate Liverpool. It has a permanent collection containing works from some true greats such as Picasso, Matisse and Cezanne and has also built a reputation for outstanding exhibitions. Check the website for the latest details as the events programme changes regularly.

There are plentiful dining options nearby too, chain restaurants such as Pizza Express and Bills are always a good bet but for something a little more special try Panoramic 34. It’s one of the UK’s tallest restaurants and serves lunch, dinner and excellent cocktails complete with a magnificent view of the Liverpool skyline.

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Getting there

How do I get to ACC Liverpool and what’s the nearest station?
ACC Liverpool is easily accessible from the city centre by train, bus, car or bike. The main train station in Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street which is a 20-minute walk away or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street Station, it’s the closest station to the ACC, just a 10-minute walk away.

There are plenty of bus routes that serve ACC Liverpool, your best bet is to aim for the Liverpool ONE retail development bus station which is just five minutes’ walk away from the ACC. Bus numbers to look out for are the 10A, 136, 27, 433, 487, 79, 82 or 86A.

Citybike, run by Liverpool City Council, is the largest public bike scheme outside of London so if it’s a nice day or you just fancy a bike ride then it’s easy to hire a bike and use one of the number of cycle routes that will take you direct to the ACC.

How do I get to ACC Liverpool from Liverpool Lime Street?
ACC Liverpool is a 20-minute walk away from Lime Street Station or you can hop in a taxi to take you the two miles across the city. You can also transfer to James Street Station on the underground, or take the CityLink Route C4, open seven days a week it will take you directly to the ACC.

How do I get to ACC Liverpool from Liverpool Airport? 
Liverpool John Lennon Airport, named after the legendary Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, is approximately a 20-minute taxi ride away from ACC Liverpool. There is also an express bus service Route 500 which takes around 25 minutes and drops you off within a five-minute walk. If you contact ACC Liverpool in advance of your visit you can also arrange a private transfer direct from the airport.

Can I park at ACC Liverpool? How much does it cost?
You can park your car at ACC Liverpool; if you’re planning to drive then use the postcode L3 4FP in your sat nav or mapping app to direct you to the pay and display car parks from wherever you’re travelling. One hour of parking costs £2, two hours is £5, five hours is £7, nine hours is £10 and up to 24 hours of parking is £15.

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Planning your visit

Does ACC Liverpool have Wi-Fi?
As you’d expect from a large and busy events and conference venue, wifi is available throughout the building, it’s fast and free to both visitors and delegates.

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