Blood and Glory 2020 is held on 9/10/11th October at the Nottingham Tennis Centre
Nottingham Tennis Centre is located just off University Boulevard, walking distance from ‘University of Nottingham’ tram stop, which is about 2 miles south-west of Nottingham City Centre and along the same Tramline and footpath as Warhammer World.
We are very easy to reach from the city centre and train station.
Where is Nottingham?
The city of Nottingham is in the UK, located in the East Midlands, 120 miles north of London, 50 miles north-east of Birmingham.
If you’re spending some time in Nottingham, why not also visit Warhammer World, or the Nottingham city centre store on Friar Lane, between Nottingham Castle Museum and the city centre?
For accommodation and details of the many other places you can visit in and around Nottingham, check out our handy guide
Travelling by Air
Nottingham East Midlands Airport is the nearest airport to the University. There are direct flights to Nottingham East Midlands Airport from various European countries, and shuttle flights from the larger UK airports.
A taxi from the airport to the Tennis Centre takes around 20 minutes and costs about £25.
The Skylink bus service operates from the airport to Beeston and Nottingham City Centre every 30 minutes. The journey takes about 55 minutes. This service runs 24 hours a day but operates hourly from 11.00pm to 4.00am. For more details, see www.skylink.co.uk
For other airports, Nottingham University have published an excellent guide, See page 2 and 3.
Travelling by Rail
Nottingham Station and East Midlands Parkway have regular services from all over Britain. Travelling between London and these stations takes about 1 3/4 hours, and there is a regular train service between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham train station. See advice below for further travel options once you reach Nottingham train station in Nottingham city centre.
Travelling by Tram
The tram runs frequently from Nottingham city centre and train station, and further afield with Park and Ride options on the city outskirts. The Toton Lane branch runs past Warhammer World, and ‘Nottingham University’ is the closest tram stop to Blood and Glory at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Tickets for the tram must be purchased before using it, either online or from tram stops. Combination tickets are available to use on both the tram and selected bus companies. They also offer discounted group and family tickets during certain times.
You can find more details for tram routes, times and tickets on their website here.
Travelling by Bus
The closest regular bus stop is known as Nottingham University Main Campus, Tennis Centre located on University Boulevard. More buses also stop a 10 minute walk away at a series of stops near Dunkirk Roundabout. Buses are run by different companies, with the Trent Barton Skylink bus being the closest regular bus. You can find the Skylink details here.
Some buses require exact change when purchasing a ticket. Combination tickets are available to use on both the tram and selected bus companies. Some bus companies offer discounted group and family tickets during certain times.
You can plan public transport travel by all companies by planning a journey to “Nottingham Tennis Centre” using the Traveline East Midlands website. This will suggest journeys including bus, tram, and short walks.
Travelling by Bike or On Foot
From the city centre you can take a 20 to 30 minute (less than 2 mile) stroll or cycle along the canal walkway. It’s even shorter if your hotel is at Castle Marina.
Check on maps first to make sure you’re travelling in the correct direction! Walk from Nottingham city centre along the canal path with the canal to your right, and and continue until you reach the Ring Road fly over. Follow the pedestrian area and cross the island and follow the A6005 to the Tennis Centre.
Bicycle parking is available at the venue, and we advise you use your own appropriate anti theft lock device.
Travelling by Taxi
From Nottingham city centre or the train station, a taxi ride takes about 10 minutes (depending on traffic), and should cost about £6. Ask to go to Nottingham Tennis Centre
Travelling by Car
Free on-site parking is provided for visitors, in front of the Tennis Centre.
If you have trouble finding a parking space during busy periods, overflow parking will be available for the event.
Nottingham lies just east of the M1 motorway, which runs up the middle of the country, from London to Leeds. Leave the motorway at junction 24 or 25. You can also get to Nottingham by leaving the M1 at junction 26, and heading south down the A610. This road can get very busy, especially at peak times, so you may find it quicker to travel an extra junction down the motorway.
Nottingham Tennis Centre can also be reached via the M42 (from Birmingham) and the A1.
Located on University Boulevard, just off the A52, the full address is :
Nottingham Tennis Centre