THE BREWERY, LONDON
The Brewery is the premier event venue in the City of London and has hosted Pocket Gamer Connects since 2016. Of all our conference venues so far, it’s the one with the most positive feedback from attendees. So we’ve been back ever since, taking over more and more of its glorious space as needed. Join us there in January!
Conveniently located and easily reachable, The Brewery’s unique and flexible three-level environment effortlessly becomes the perfect location to host PG Connects, ensuring we can deliver a safe and functional Connects experience for all attendees.
52 Chiswell Street
T: +44 (0) 207 638 8811
GETTING TO POCKET GAMER CONNECTS LONDON 2024
The Brewery is located in the heart of the City of London, not far from the historic Barbican and about a 15-minute walk from St Paul’s Cathedral.
The venue is slightly towards the western end of Chiswell Street. Entry is through the courtyard of The Montcalm Hotel. Nearby, you’ll see The Jugged Hare pub and The Chiswell Street Dining Rooms.
This part of London is always busy during the week. Even at night, the street is well-lit and is just a short walk from busy thoroughfares. However, as in all big cities, beware of pickpockets, especially when travelling by public transport.
The best way to find The Brewery is to take the London Underground and then walk. Our venue’s nearest London Underground stations (“Tube” stops, in the local slang) are Barbican, Moorgate, Liverpool Street, or Old Street. The venue is about 7 minutes’ walk from Barbican and not much further from the others.
Many buses also serve the City of London. The number 153, for instance, will take you to Silk Street, just round the back of The Brewery, if you get it from Liverpool Street station. Please refer to local information on bus stops around the City or visit the official Transport For London website for bus and Tube maps.
There is no on-site parking at The Brewery for attendees.
You can find many private and public car parks around London, but they tend to be expensive. The nearest car park is the Barbican parking garage, open 24 hours a day with access just around the corner on Silk Street. You are advised to book ahead, and it costs £40 for 24 hours.
Any black London cab can find The Brewery on Chiswell Street. You can flag one down when you see the lit taxi light on the front or find them at taxi ranks outside major landmarks and stations. Please do not confuse them by asking for the Old Brewery, the Truman Brewery, or any other brewery – London is full of breweries. You need The Brewery on Chiswell Street by the Montcalm Hotel.
Use the postcode EC1Y 4SD for ride-sharing apps like Uber.
The Eurostar service, which stops at St Pancras, makes it possible to travel to London from Europe by train. It is a quick and easy way to travel from France to the UK, so if you are coming from Europe, you should consider this rather than flying. St Pancras is in a very convenient location, and it will take about 20 minutes to get to The Brewery on the Northern Line of the Tube.
If you come from other parts of Britain, you’ll find that London is served by many mainline railway stations (national services as opposed to London Underground). The eight most significant stations are Paddington, Euston, King’s Cross/St Pancras, Charing Cross, Liverpool Street, Waterloo, London Bridge and Victoria. Liverpool Street is physically the closest to The Brewery, although the Tube quickly connects all of them.
The Brewery is located in the heart of London’s historic City and is most conveniently reached via Heathrow (LHR). Although slightly further away, Gatwick (LGW) and Stanstead (STN) airports are also common airports for people coming to London. The much smaller London City Airport (LCY) also exists and has some arrivals from Europe.
Heathrow is the leading international airport with many connections. The quickest way to our venue from Heathrow is to take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington and then the Tube.
Other Tube lines, such as the Piccadilly Line or the Elizabeth Line, can be taken all the way from Heathrow to the centre of London; while they are cheaper than the Heathrow Express, they take substantially longer.
If you arrive at Stanstead Airport, a train called the Stanstead Express runs from Stanstead Airport into central London (Liverpool Street station) and will take you a little over an hour. You can walk to our venue from Liverpool Street station in about 15 minutes, or take a bus to Silk Street round the corner.
The Gatwick Express is your best option if you arrive at Gatwick Airport. It runs regularly and takes about half an hour, dropping you at London Victoria. Getting a Tube from there to one of the stops listed above is simple. It is also possible to take a Thameslink train from Gatwick to London Bridge station, which is cheaper but slower.