New Perspectives on the Music of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – 2nd and 3rd March 2018

The conference will take place in the Maxwell Davies building on the North Holmes Campus, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU. A map of how to get to the campus can be found here, and a map of the campus here.


By Train

The easiest way to travel to Canterbury is by Train. Canterbury has two mainline railway stations, East and West, with direct links to London Charing Cross, London Canon Street, London St Pancras International and London Victoria. London St Pancras International to Canterbury West takes approx. 1 hour. The current train schedule is available here.

By Coach

National Express coaches run from London Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury bus station. The journey takes around 2 hrs and tickets are approx. £20 for a return.

By Car

Canterbury has excellent road links with the M20 (M25/M26) and M2 motorways providing easy links to London. Parking can be expensive in Canterbury so check with your accommodation if parking is available. Otherwise, there are two Park and Ride services in Canterbury which cost £3 per day. A list of car parks in Canterbury is available here.


There are multiple options for accommodation in Canterbury. You should book as early as possible as hotels in Canterbury get booked up very quickly. The following hotels are suggestions, but more hotels and B&Bs are listed on websites such as The prices given below may fluctuate at the time of your booking, and do check the prices on comparison websites.

Kipps Backpackers Canterbury (Hostel)

Single Room, approx. £27 per night

The Coach House

Single Room, approx. £65

Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel

Single Room, approx. £75

Travelodge Canterbury Chaucer Central

Double Room, approx. £85 per night

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Double Room, approx. £120 per night

Abode Canterbury

Double Room, approx. £130 per night