Getting here

Life Meetings and Events is situated at the International Centre for Life, a pioneering science village in Newcastle upon Tyne just 200 metres from Newcastle Central Station.


Access is via the main entrance on Central Parkway, just off Neville Street. Central Parkway is a private road which is accessible on foot from Neville Street and Railway Street. If you need to park on site, please get in touch to arrange this before you visit.

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On Foot

If approaching from the Newcastle Central Station, turn left onto Central Parkway just before you reach Times Square, and you will find the entrance to Life Meetings and Events halfway down the road on your right.

By Road

Life is situated just a few minutes from the A1(M), linking it conveniently with London and the South, and Edinburgh and the North. Our multi-storey carpark provides over 400 secure parking spaces, with additional parking for disabled visitors just metres from our door. The Sat Nav reference for Times Square Car Park is NE4 7AD.

By Rail

Life is located just 200 metres from Newcastle Central Station, which provides high-speed rail links to London in under three hours, Edinburgh in one and a half hours and York in an hour. The Metro, Tyne and Wear’s light rail system, connects Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside and South Tyneside. Regular direct trains between Central Station and Newcastle International Airport take less than half an hour.

By Air

Newcastle International Airport is the North East’s largest airport, situated just six miles or 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre, and has scheduled connecting flights to all major UK airports.

On Arrival

From Life’s central location it’s easy to access all of the city centre’s shops, restaurants, hotels and visitor attractions on foot. The Metro system provides stress-free transport links across Tyne and Wear, including to the coast in less than half an hour.

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Capacity of our rooms

  Theatre Cabaret Classroom Boardroom U-Shape Dinner
Scotswood Suite 380 180 160 100 100 240
Grainger Suite 180 96 70 60 60 120
Malborough Suite 140 64 60 60 60 100
Blaydon/Gibbs (combined) 45 24 25 24 20 40
Blaydon Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Gibbs Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Ridley Suite 20 0 0 15 0 12
McClintock Suite 45 24 24 24 20 30
Darwin Suite 80 48 36 36 30 60
Jenner Suite 20 0 0 12 0 12
Mezzanine 0 0 0 0 0 150