Visit us

Most of our in-person events take place on the Loughborough University campus in the buildings pinpointed on the map above.

By car

The University campus is approximately two miles from Junction 23 of the M1. It is clearly sign posted on all the main approach roads to Loughborough.


Edward Barnsley (inc Cope Auditorium) and 3D Design Buildings

These buildings are part of the School of Design and Creative Arts and are locate on the opposite side of Epinal Way to the main university campus. There are parking spaces available to the front and side of the building; take the turning off Epinal Way signposted ‘College’ and 'University (creative arts)’ and follow the road round to the right, then straight on to the security the barrier. During the daytime this parking is extremely limited, so we recommend, where possible, travelling to our events by public transport. Alternatively, you can park on the main campus and cross Epinal Way on foot at the pedestrian crossing.

Martin Hall

Take the main University entrance (East) off Epinal Way and park in Car Park 9. There are a limited number of parking spaces next to Martin Hall on Towers Way, which runs parallel to Epinal Way. For evening events, you can park in the Edward Barnsley car park and cross Epinal Way on foot to reach Martin Hall.

Loughborough Students’ Union

There is a pay and display car park on the right hand side as you enter the main University campus (East), before you come to the security barriers.


Visitors are required to register their vehicle and pay to park on campus, including outside the Cope Auditorium. There is a flat evening rate of £1 after 6pm. There are various ways in which you can register and pay:

· Download the APCOA Connect App (location code 2862)*

· Pre-book parking online

· Pay online (on arrival)

· Pay by ScanPay on arrival

· By phone: 01895 262122 (location code 2862)

· By cashless pay machines on campus. At present the closest pay machine is in Car Park 9, which is on the opposite side of Epinal Way to Cope Auditorium.

Please note that there is a 20p surcharge on payments made via APCOA Connect and ScanPay.

Please contact if you have any queries or visit the visitor parking webpage for more information.

By bus

The Kinchbus Sprint service operates from the railway station (via the town centre) every ten minutes during term time (Mon-Fri), and slightly less frequently at other times.

For Cope Auditorium and Martin Hall, you are best alighting at the Radmoor Centre stop outside Loughborough College. To get to Martin Hall from here, continue to walk in the bus’s direction of travel, crossing Epinal Way at the pedestrian crossing. As you enter Shirley Pearce Square (straight ahead), Martin Hall is on your left.

For Students' Union, alight at the Students' Union bus stop, which is the first stop after you pass through the main University entrance.

By rail

Loughborough’s railway station is approximately 2 miles away with regular connections to Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham and London. Sprint buses run from the station to campus.