The venue

The Brewery conference and events centre

GopherCon UK is back at The Brewery this year, right in the heart of the City of London. The Brewery occupies the site of the former Whitbread brewery in East London. Samuel Whitbread opened The Brewery in 1750. Brewing on the site continued until 1976.

The Brewery is a beautiful venue, with unique rooms and ambient lighting which provide the perfect creative atmosphere, encouraging networking and learning. There will be dedicated space for delegates to relax, charge their equipment and network with other attendees.

The centre of the conference will be the 544 square metre exhibition and catering space. Buzzing with speakers, sponsors and delegates in this room you'll find all your refreshments, lunch and great info and swag from our awesome sponsors.

The whole venue is equipped with award winning wifi free for all attendees. Each talk room contains state of the art audio and video equipment so you know you'll get the best possible experience out of all the talks, including in the recorded video after the event.

The Brewery is fully handicap accessible and staff are available on site for assistance.

The Brewery


We have visited and inspected a number of hotels in the direct vicinity of the Brewery - we looked at rooms in each one and have selected three that we believe represent excellent value for conference accommodation. There are many other hotels in the area including, of course, the Montcalm which is located in the conference centre.

Other local hotels are shown on the Brewery site here.

Note: Delegates would be well advised to book accommodation as soon as possible as London hotels tend to fill up quickly.

Travelodge - London Central City Road

Rates from £75 per person per night, including VAT.

This hotel is 5 minutes walk from the conference centre. It is clean and basic. Rooms can be booked on line by following this link.

Holiday Inn Express - Old Street

Rates from £110 per person per night, including VAT

This hotel is 10 minutes walk from the conference centre, right by the so called "Silicon Roundabout" in the heart of the thriving tech start-up area. Rooms can be booked on line by following this link.

Thistle City Barbican

Rates from £135 per person per night, including VAT.

This hotel is the furthest from the conference centre - about 15 minutes walk. It is beautifully decorated inside with a pleasant social/area bar. Rooms can be booked here.

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