Local Info

University College Worcester is located to the North of the suburb of St Johns. Worcester city centre is approx 1 mile from the campus and walkable in daylight via the river path. The city is reputed to be a safe, lively place at night.

The following information has been compiled from various sources, although we’ve done our best to ensure that it’s up to date, we can’t guarantee its veracity.

Food & Other Provisions

For basic provisions, the nearest shops are:

Just around the corner from UCW (5 minutes walk):
Alldays Co-op store, 99 Henwick Road, WR2 5NY 0600-2200 7 days

In the centre of St Johns (Near junction of Henwick & Bromyard roads – approx 10 minutes walk): Co-op superstore, 8-10 The Bullring WR2 5AH m-s:0800-2000 s:1000-1600

There’s a large car park adjacent to the Co-op and various other stores including a fish & chip shop in the vicinity, too.

10 minutes walk north of the campus:
Tesco Express 24-28 Martley Road WR2 6HH.

Alternative Accommodation

If you’re not staying on site, here are some other options.

Hotels & Guesthouses

There are so many hotels and guesthouses in Worcester that we can’t possibly list them all. If you need a comprehensive listing, the website listed below in ‘Further Info’ is a good place to start. However, we have been contacted by the proprietor of the Black Pear Guesthouse to say that BiCon attendees are welcome.

The Black Pear Guesthouse, Prop. Neil Manson
Tel 01905 619816
email deleted
Approx 3/4 of a mile from UCW. All rooms en suite with TV & and tea making facilities.

Camping /Caravan Sites

The Ketch, Bath Road, Worcester. 01905 820430 Nat. Grid: SO852518
Just off the southern bypass (approx 3.5 miles from the UCW campus)
The camp site has good access and well spaced level pitches grassed with electric hook-ups available.
Onsite Facilities: Fishing, reception office, toilets/shower/washroom (key access) nearby there are pub/restaurants, fish and chips, takeaway and supermarket.
Caravans, Folding Campers, Tents, Trailer Tents and Motor Homes Welcome.

Mill House, Hawford, Worcestershire, WR3 7SE. 01905 451283 Nat. Grid: SO848601 Mill House , 3 miles to the north of the city (approx 4.75 miles from UCW campus). Mill House Caravan and Camping site is a family run site open from Easter to October. The site is level and grass. The main camping field is surrounded by a small river. Tents and Caravans (non-electric) occupy separate parts of the field. We are only three miles from the centre of historic Worcester.
Onsite Facilities – 100 Tourers/Motorhomes/Tents, 64 Hookups, 15 Statics None for Hire, Toilets, Showers, Chemical Disposal Point, Pets Allowed, Food Shop, Gas, Takeaway Food, Fishing.

Note that the Race Course campsite is no longer in operation.


There are no YHA hostels in the Worcester area (the nearest is Malvern, approx. 10 miles away) But there is a YMCA hostel just around the corner from UCW.
Young Men’s Christian Association, Henwick Road, Worcester, WR2 5NS. 01905 423197 YMCA, Worc

Sports & Fitness Centres

The University Gym should be open during most of BiCon but will be closed on Monday 29th. Ask at main reception for details. (There is no swimming pool on site).

Worcester Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre, Sansome Walk 01905 20241

Further information

Tourist information centre:
The Guildhall, High Street 01905 726311

For the real information junkie, there’s online info with detailed listings of everything you could possibly want to know & more at:

Here’s an online city centre map.
University College is approx 3/4 mile up Hylton Road off the left hand side of the map. (If anyone can find a better full scale online map, we’d like to know!)

More info will be published in the BiCon booklet given to all attendees on arrival.