Mercure Piccadilly Hotel

Mercure Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester

For 2017, QED is returning to the Mercure Picadilly Hotel in central Manchester, our home for four of the past six QED events.

If you’re staying at the hotel, we have reserved a number of rooms for QED attendees at the special rate of £105 per night for a single room, and £115 for a double room.

These rooms are immune from the usual time-sensitive fluctuations of hotel pricing, so be sure to take advantage by calling the hotel and quoting the discount code QED when making your reservation. This code is not available when booking via the web, but you can use it to book online by emailing the hotel at

Cheaper rooms may be available online, so it’s worth checking just in case. You can find more details below, together with other accommodation options.

Tel: 0844 815 9024

Travel Tips

Manchester enjoys excellent transport links: the North West has the highest density of motorways in the UK, and the city is ringed by the only truly orbital motorway. For sat nav purposes you need to go to:

Mercure Piccadilly Hotel
Portland Street
M1 4PH

Should you find yourself in the Manchester area, you can route-plan with the traveline journey planner. A bus ride from the south of the city may carry you along what is often claimed to be Europe’s busiest bus route. There is room for skepticism over this claim.

Ride the metrolink trams with the get me there app which will help you buy tickets. Drivers might find Waze useful to negotiate traffic and Parkopedia will let you find a place to keep the car.