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Book accommodation

In collaboration with Visit Manchester, conference attendees can book rooms at a selection of hotels at discounted rates. 

Please note that rooms and rates are held until 20 September. After this date there may still be availability in some hotels so please do check via the link.

Rooms are held on an on-line system allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card. If you require assistance with your reservation, support is available via the accommodation booking team on 0161 238 4563 / 0161 238 4514 or

Please note:

  • Although rates quoted are discounted we cannot guarantee that the rates offered through Visit Manchester are the cheapest available as hotels have special promotions on from time to time.
  • Please remember to book early in order to secure your preferred accommodation. 
  • Accommodation is not included in the conference registration fee.

Please be aware of unofficial accommodation agencies.The official hotel agency appointed for the PLSA Annual Conference & Exhibition is Visit Manchester. Please only book accommodation through the agency or directly with hotels. Visit Manchester do not make sales calls. If you have any concerns about your booking please contact Laura Kay at Visit Manchester directly on 0161 238 4563.


The PLSA is delighted to have teamed up with Virgin Trains to be able to offer delegates a discount on train travel to the conference from London Euston and Milton Keynes to Manchester.  Regular trains run every 20 minutes from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly and take just 2hrs 8 mins. Tickets can be booked for travel between 16 - 20 October 2017. Please use the link below to book with the password: PLSA20

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