LugRadio Live UK

Getting to LRL UK

LugRadio Live 2008 is being held at The Lighthouse Media Centre, Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, on the 19th and 20th July 2008. This is the same venue as last year.

Travelling to Wolverhampton by car

Use Open Street Map or Google maps to get directions to Fryer Street.

There are a number of car parks in central Wolverhampton. These include:

  • Civic Centre car park
  • Broad Street car park

There is also park and ride available.

Travelling to Wolverhampton by coach

Wolverhampton and Birmingham are well connected by coaches. If you do travel to Birmingham, you can get a bus from Birmingham to Wolverhampton. See the Travel West Midlands website for bus timetables. You can also get the Metro between Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Visit the National Express website for coach plans.

Travelling to Wolverhampton by train

LUGRadio Live 2008 is a five minute walk from Wolverhampton train station.

Wolverhampton itself is well-connected by train. See Qjump or a similar train service to get tickets and times. See Seat61 for general train/ferry travel advice to/from other European countries. MoneySavingExpert has tips on finding cheap tickets from the UK.

Alternatively, a tram service leaves from Birmingham Snow Hill train station and takes you to within walking distance of both the Wolverhampton Bus station and the event.

Travelling to Wolverhampton by air

Air travel is increasingly expensive to use (thanks to increasing Air Passenger Duty and cheap airlines buying each other), but if you are based in Europe, getting to the UK can be very cheap indeed.

The nearest airport to Wolverhampton is Birmingham International (BHX), which also has a railway station with a direct train from the airport to Wolverhampton. This train journey costs around £4 and takes about 20 minutes.

When flying to LUGRadio Live it may be much cheaper to fly to a London airport and take bus/train to get to Wolverhampton. The price difference can be as much as 2-4 lower priced airplane ticket. For instance Barcelona to Birmingham is around &250 roundtrip while a Barcelona to London trip might be found at around £100 roundtrip.

The London airport which gives you the shortest route is London Luton, which gives you a combined bus/train time of about 2,5 hours to get to Wolverhampton. If you choose this option, get the bus to Milton Keynes Central from Luton Airport and from Milton Keynes Virgin have trains going to Wolverhampton. The total bus/train price should be around £13 each way.

Thanks to Christian Schaller for tips about air travel.

Friday Night

For people arriving in Wolverhampton on Friday, 18th July, there will be the regular get together at the Hogshead, 186 Stafford Street from about 7:30 pm. A light buffet will be provided.

Hotel Info

The Official Lug Radio Uk Hotel is once again The Quality Inn.

The Quality Inn

Prices: Single Room - 32.50 Twin/Double, Single Occupancy - 42.50 Twin/Double - 65.00 Including Breakfast

Contact: (01902) 429216 Fax: (01902) 710419 Website

Quote: Lug18077 to get the discounted price

Approx 1.5 miles

Other Hotels:



Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4DB Tel: (01902) 429922 Fax: (01902) 429923 Website

0.1 mile


3 Star

Union Street, Wolverhampton WV1 3JN Tel: (01902) 871100 Fax: (01902) 870054 Website

0.2 miles

Wolverhampton City Centre Premiere Inn

Broad Gauge Way, Wolverhampton WV10 0BA Tel: (0870) 850 6376 Fax: 01902 870298 Website Part of the Premier Inn chain

0.3 miles

Ely House Hotel

3 Star

53 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton WV3 9NB Tel: (01902) 311311 Fax: (01902) 421098 Website

Approx 0.8 miles

The Connaught Hotel

3 Star

Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4SW Tel: (01902) 424433 Fax: (01902) 710353 Website

- Part of the Best Western chain

Approx 1.1 milles

Holiday Inn Garden Court

Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton WV6 0PE Tel: 0870 220 0102 Fax: 0870 220 0105 Website - This is at the racecourse, Very expensive if racing is on.

Approx 1.6 miles

Westwood Hotel

261 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0DE Tel: (01902) 753362 Mobile: 07891 558624

Approx 1.6 miles

York Hotel

138-140 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0BQ Tel: (01902) 758211 Fax: (01902) 75819 Website

Approx 1.7 miles

Barons Court

142 Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton WV2 3JE Tel: (01902) 341751 Fax: (01902) 340033 Website

I have been into Barons Court today and have had a word with the manager, The prices are as follows Single room £35 per night and Double or Twin room £50 per night all prices include Breakfast If Bfast is not needed deduct £5 (single) or £10 (double/twin) Phone number for bookings is above, also mention Mel or Steph when booking so that the manager knows where the bookings are coming from. for reviews on the hotel click here

Approx 2.5 miles

Mount Hotel

3 Star

Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton WV6 8HL Tel: (01902) 752055 Fax: (01902) 745263 Website

Approx 2.8 miles

Park Hall Hotel

4 Star

Park Drive, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton WV4 5AJ Tel: (01902) 331121 Fax: (01902) 344760 Website

Approx 3 miles



Registration before the event isn't required this year: just turn up and pay £5 on the door!

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