Photograph by Greg O’Beirne CC-By-SA
OggCamp 17 is taking place in the Powell building at the main campus of Canterbury Christ Church University, right in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury, Kent.
The full postal address is: Powell Building, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1QU.
More details will follow as the event approaches.
Below is a map with highlights of the important locations for OggCamp 17.
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Friday, 18 August
We are meeting on Friday from 7pm in “The Ballroom” in Orange Street [Map] for pre-conference drinks. The Ballroom does not serve food, but there are plenty of options in the area (also see below).
Saturday, 19 August
The Saturday night social will be in “The Lounge”, CCCU’s Student Union bar, in the same building as the official accommodation [Map], again from 7pm. Food is available at the venue.
Refreshments on the days
On-Site is the University Food Court [Map] where you can get meals from around £5. The food court will be open on both Saturday and Sunday.
Good restaurants in the area are:
- Azouma (nice Middle Eastern food) [Map]
- Chom Chom (Asian fusion) [Map]
- La Trappiste (Belgian food and beer) [Map]
- The Dolphin (Pub with beer garden and good food) [Map]
- Club Burrito (Mexican fast food) [Map]
Between 10 and 15 minutes away from site are the following chains:
- Subway [Map]
- McDonalds [Map]
- Pret-a-Manger [Map]
- Burger King [Map]
- KFC [Map]
- Tesco Metro [Map]
- Wetherspoons [Map]
- Greggs [Map]
If you are travelling by car then it is recommended to use JustPark to find a cheap parking spot within a reasonable walking distance of the venue. It should be possible to park for both days for less than £10 if you book quickly!
Canterbury also has Park and Ride facilities [Link]. For £3 per day, you can park outside the city centre [here or [here] and take a bus to the bus station, which is less than 5 minutes away from the accommodation and less than 10 minutes away from the venue.
Canterbury is very well connected to London. The quickest way is via the High Speed Train from St Pancras International (to Canterbury West, ca 55 min + 20 minutes walking), but you can also reach it via a slightly slower train from Victoria (to Canterbury East, ca 1:30h + 10 minutes walking) or, if you are on a budget, via the 007 or 022 National Express Coach from Victoria Coach Station.