Society for Endocrinology - a world-leading authority on hormones

Travel, general and Covid-19 information

Conference Venue:

Harrogate Convention Centre

King’s Road,

Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Telephone: 01423 500500

Travel to venue

COVID statement 

The Society for Endocrinology is following government guidance for all its events. 

Mask wearing is not compulsory under this guidance. Where possible meeting spaces will be ventilated but as these are considered enclosed spaces you may wish to consider wearing a mask to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.

Coronavirus guidelines in England

Multi-faith prayer room:

A private room is available throughout the duration of the conference. Location details to be provided.

Nursery room:

A private room is available throughout the duration of the conference for breastfeeding, formula feeding and for nursing women to express. Location details to be provided.

Where to park and charge cars when visiting Harrogate Convention Centre

The Convention Centre has its own car park with around 158 spaces and a number of spaces for Blue Badge holders. The entrance is on Springfield Avenue and perfect for events using Entrances 1, 2 and 3.

You will also find another 1200 spaces at Jubilee and Victoria car parks in the centre of Harrogate and just a few minutes’ walk from the Convention Centre and Royal Hall.

Jubilee car park is the closest at just three minutes' walk from Entrance 4 (Hall M), Royal Hall and Entrance 5 (Hall A).

Walking from Victoria Car Park next to the Railway Station will take around ten minutes' to Entrances 4, 5 and Royal Hall or twelve minutes' from West Park Car Park.

If you’re attending a large fair or exhibition, there may be a Park & Ride service or shuttle bus in operation. These services are provided by the organisers of each event and we recommend checking the website for your event for details. (please note these websites are external to Harrogate Convention Centre and we are not responsible for their content).

If you are an exhibitor working at a public/trade exhibition within the venue and have any specific disabled accessible needs, please call our reception team on 01423 500500 to discuss your individual requirements and we will work with you to find the best solution to ensure your needs are met.

We also have a 180-space car park specifically for contractors on Dragon Road.

Using Sat Nav

If you are using Sat Nav, you can use the postcodes below, or click on the name of the car park below for more information, including opening and closing times.

Harrogate Convention Centre Car Park 1 - HG1 2HR
Harrogate Convention Centre Car Park 2 - HG1 2HR
Jubilee Car Park – HG1 1DJ
Victoria Car Park – HG1 5LQ

Please remember to check closing times of your car park if you are intending to stay late as vehicles locked in car parks will be charged a release fee.

Parking Prices

Charges for Springfield Car Park, Harrogate Convention Centre’s underground car park, are as follows:


Up to 3 hours


Up to 6 hours


Up to 12 hours


Up to 24 hours


Up to 48 hours


Up to 72 hours


Evening (5pm - Midnight)



(for performances at the Convention Centre and Royal Hall)

Rapid Charging for Electric Cars

Harrogate Borough Council have installed rapid chargers at Civic Centre, just one minute drive from Harrogate Convention Centre. There are three dedicated electric vehicle recharging bays. The chargers are ABB Terra 53 units which offer DC (CHAdeMO and CCS) charging at 50 kW and AC charging at 43kW. These chargers should therefore be able to be used by most electric vehicles.

The postcode is HG1 2AE and the chargers are located in the lower level car park. Exit Kings Road onto St Luke's Avenue and you will see the Civic Centre in front of you. The charging point bays are on your right as you enter the site. There is also a café open during office hours so you can have a coffee whilst you charge up.

For more information and pricing please click here

Disabled Accessibility at Harrogate Convention Centre

There is Blue Badge parking in Harrogate Convention Centre’s underground car park with direct lift access to Entrance One of our Auditorium.

If you are using entrances Four (Hall M) or Five (Hall A), or Royal Hall, there are a small number of dedicated parking spaces in front of these venues. Otherwise, the most accessible car park is Jubilee Car Park, free for Blue Badge holders and nearer than the main HCC parking.

There are fixed-loop hearing systems at our main reception desk and in the Auditorium, while Royal Hall is equipped with the latest infrared hearing system. Temporary loops can be installed in other areas our venues at the event organiser’s request.

There are designated spaces for wheelchair users in both the Auditorium and Royal Hall and we have accessible toilets throughout the venue.

If you need a walking frame, wheelchair, or mobility scooter and don’t want to bring your own, you may be able to hire from:

Yorkshire Care - 01423 799960

Shopmobility Harrogate - 01423 556778

Able to Enable - 01423 880882

Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring a guide dog so we can make sure your animal is catered for.

If you are an exhibitor working at a public/trade exhibition within the venue, please call our reception team on 01423 500500 to discuss your individual requirements and we will work with you to find the best solution to ensure your needs are met.

Our stewards are always available during events should you require any assistance. Harrogate Convention Centre holds regular meetings with local disability groups to ensure we are as accessible as possible to everyone.

If you have any queries regarding your visit to the Convention Centre, please give our reception team a call on 01423 500500.


Society Conference Policies:

Social media, photography and filming policy

The Society welcomes the use of social media at all its events, and delegates are encouraged to tweet about this year’s SfE BES conference using the hashtag #SfEBES2022.
However, we ask that anyone who wishes to post a speaker’s scientific results online, or through other forms of media, ensures that they have first gained approval from the speaker/poster-presenter. This policy applies to both professional journalists and nonjournalists.
All speakers/poster presenters have the right to ask delegates not to
disseminate the research that they have presented.

Photography and filming

Please refrain from filming or taking photographs of any session, poster or exhibit without the prior consent of the speaker, poster presenter or exhibitor. Any official footage or photographs were taken at the Conference may be used by the Society for Endocrinology for promotional purposes. In addition, the meeting organiser Bioscientifica will be conducting filming for promotional
purposes. Footage will be time-lapsed and no individuals will be identifiable. If you have any queries about this policy, please visit the registration desk onsite.

Children (anyone under the age of 18 years) are not permitted in the exhibition hall at any time.

  • Because of limited seating capacity, the nature of the programme content and to avoid distracting/interrupting speakers or other delegates, children are not allowed to attend any presentations in the scientific programme or industry-sponsored satellite symposia.

  • In all other areas of the event, children are allowed and breastfeeding is welcomed.

  • Where catering is only available in the exhibition hall and you have a child with you, please speak to a member of the Society Events Team, either via registration or the Organisers Office, and catering and refreshments will be provided for you in an alternative area

  • For reasons of insurance liability and safety, infants must be held or be in a pushchair at all times.