Welcome to Norfolk and the 29th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference.
The conference is being held in Norwich, Norfolk which is about 120 miles north of London. Norwich is well served by all means of transport.
Norfolk is a beautiful, arable, county on the east side of the UK. More information for visitors can be found at www.visiteastofengland.com. There’s lots to see and do in and around Norwich and the region and over coming months we’ll be adding hints and tips to make your stay even more enjoyable. Watch this space too for special offers and experiences from our partners.
The main conference is centred on the University of East Anglia campus which is just south of the city centre. Lots of information about the UEA can be found here.
Further information about the conference venue will follow and if you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to contact the team on +44 1603 748931.
We look forward to welcoming you to Norfolk in 2020!
We cannot make individual travel arrangements however we can provide information and assistance to make your visit here as easy and trouble-free as possible.
Travel by air
Norwich International Airport is well-connected domestically and connected internationally through Amsterdam (Schiphol) where a regular service is operated by our airline partners Air France / KLM. Visitor benefits will be announced shortly in the meantime KLM’s schedules can be found here.
London Stansted Airport also serves the East Anglian region, and connects to Norwich by coach via National Express or by train via Cambridge. Please note that delegates travelling via London Stansted or other London airports will be responsible for arranging their own transfer to Norwich. Transfer from London Heathrow to Norwich by road will take approximately 2.5-3 hours; transfer from London Gatwick to Norwich will take approximately 3-4 hours; transfer from London Stansted will take approximately 1.5-2 hours.
Travel by rail
Greater Anglia trains leave London's Liverpool Street Station every 30 minutes (journey time 1hr 50mins). Details of timetables and services can be found at here.
Partnering benefits from Greater Anglia to follow – watch this space!
Please note that if you are travelling through London Heathrow or London Gatwick and transferring to Norwich by train, you should allow plenty of time to get to London Liverpool Street. Please check your arrangements carefully before you travel.
Travel by road
Norwich is well served by main (A) roads from London (A11) and the north of England (A1/A14/A17/A47). Google maps and other websites provide useful directions on finding details. Use the UEA postcode NR4 7TJ. Please review parking arrangements at the UEA before you travel. We encourage car owners to leave cars and use conference provided transport for transfers and visits off campus where possible.
Getting around in Norwich
Should you wish to explore the local area, you can book taxis through our taxi/private hire partner Enterprise, on the number below or online by using their app which can be downloaded here for Android and here for Apple devices.
Contact Enterprise taxis by phone on: +44 (0) 1603 86 87 88
Visas to visit the UK
All non-UK visitors travelling from outside of the UK should read the information below.
You may need to apply for a visa prior to your visit to ensure entry to the UK. The Standard Visitor Visa permits entry to the UK for the purpose of attending the Commonwealth Agricultural Conference. Application must be done online and will require an appointment at a Visa Application Centre, at which biometric information including fingerprints and a photograph, will be taken. If you are a national of the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you may not need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa prior to travel to the UK. The same applies for most, but not all South American and Caribbean countries, as well as Japan. We strongly recommend that all visitors from outside the UK check whether or not they require a visa to enter the UK here.
Visa applications may take some time to process; please act now to ensure that you have the correct visa to ensure swift and trouble-free entry to the UK.