4th European Conference on Banking and the Economy

12 October 2016
Public Session Venue

The Guildhall

The Guildhall is a landmark building in the historic city centre of this ancient cathedral city and former capital of England.

Guildhall is close to the Cathedral, to shopping facilities and city amenities, including sightseeing spots such as King Alfred’s statue, Winchester College, Wolsey Castle, the City Museum, the City Mill and St. Giles’ Hill. Only a brief stroll up the High Street from the Guildhall, visitors will see the West Gate, one of the two remaining of the former five city gates. It has a viewing platform on top and a museum inside. Next to it is the site of the former royal castle, whose Great Hall has survived and features King Arthur’s Round Table. Winchester Cathedral is the burial site of many Saxon Kings and Bishops, as well as Jane Austen. Its library exhibits the Winchester Bible. As the former capital of Wessex and England, Winchester was the site of the Treasury as well as the Mint. Winchester maintains long-standing connections to the University of Southampton, whose School of Art is located here.

The Tourist Office is located inside the Guildhall, on the ground floor, and guided tours depart from there.

For more information, please see the official website:

  • Travel Information
  • By Air
  • By Road
  • By Rail
  • By Coach
  • By Taxi
Travel Information

Situated in the heart of the city, Guildhall Winchester has excellent national and international transport links. Please see the sections below for detailed information.

By Air

Southampton International, Bournemouth International, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports all have excellent coach and rail links to Winchester. It is also possible to arrange for a taxi pickup. Please see information on rail, coach or taxi below.

By Road

North & Midlands – M1, M42, M40, A34
London and South East – M25/M27, M3
South West – A303/M4, A34

Please note that parking is not available at Winchester Guildhall, however there are a number of pay & display car parks situated close to the venue and a park and ride service is also available.
Please click the following links for further details:
Pay and Display Car Parks (note that some parking areas are for a maximum of 4 hours only)
Park and Ride Winchester

By Rail

London Waterloo (1 hour), Southampton Airport Parkway (15 minutes) and Bournemouth (45 minutes). Winchester Station is approximately a 15 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride. Heathrow Airport is connected to Winchester via a combination of coach and train (coach to Woking or Reading and train to Winchester from there). Gatwick Airport is connected by rail, via London. For information on rail services please visit

By Coach

For information on coach services, please visit The Winchester bus station is right opposite the Guildhall. The National Express coach station is next to the Guildhall, near the statute of King Alfred. Coaches to and from Heathrow Airport stop here.

By Taxi

Taxi pick-up from the airport can be arranged by booking with local Winchester taxi services at the cost of about £80 from Heathrow airport:
Wintax 01962 878727
Wessex Cars 01962 877749
No bookings are required to pick up a taxi at Winchester Station to Guildhall (appr. £6)

  • Accommodation
  • Hotel Mercure Wessex Winchester (0.11 miles)
  • Cathedral Cottage Bed and Breakfast (0.23 miles)
  • The Old Vine (0.25 miles)
  • Wolvesey View B&B (0.29 miles)
  • Wykeham Arms (0.30 miles)
  • The Winchester Royal Hotel (0.62 miles)
  • Winchester Hotel du Vin (0.72 miles)
  • The Westgate Inn (0.80 miles)
  • The Winchester Hotel (1.18 miles)

Accommodation close to Winchester Guildhall, sorted by ascending distance to the conference venue:

Hotel Mercure Wessex Winchester (0.11 miles)

Paternoster Row, Winchester SO23 9LQ
01962 861611 ‎

Cathedral Cottage Bed and Breakfast (0.23 miles)

19 Colebrook Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LH
01962 878975 ‎

The Old Vine (0.25 miles)

8 Great Minster St, Winchester SO23 9HA
01962 854616 ‎

Wolvesey View B&B (0.29 miles)

10 Colebrook Pl, Winchester SO23 9LP
01962 852082

Wykeham Arms (0.30 miles)

75 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9PE
01962 853834 ‎

The Winchester Royal Hotel (0.62 miles)

21 – 22 St Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8BS
01962 840840 ‎

Winchester Hotel du Vin (0.72 miles)

Southgate Street, Winchester SO23 9EF
01962 841414

The Westgate Inn (0.80 miles)

2 Romsey Rd, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TP
01962 820222

The Winchester Hotel (1.18 miles)

1 Worthy Lane, Winchester SO23 7AB
01962 840862 ‎

Public Session Venue

Guildhall Winchester


The Broadway, Winchester, SO23 9GH


Academic Sessions Venue

University of Winchester, Business School

This year, unlike at previous ECOBATE events, the first part of the conference, from 8.30am (registration) until 15.45hrs takes place at the Winchester Business School, West Downs Campus, SO22 5HT Romsey Road, University of Winchester. At 15.50hrs a bus will take the delegates from the Winchester Business School to Winchester Guildhall, where the remainder of the programme, including the Best Paper Awards, will take place (4pm to 8pm).

This document contains directions not only to the West Downs campus of the University of Winchester, in Romsey Road, where the Business School and the conference are situation, but also to the other, King Alfred campus, which is not relevant for the conference:

Academic Sessions Venue

Winchester Business School


West Downs Campus, Romsey Rd, Winchester SO22 5HT