We found the travel information on the University of Leicester's website to be very useful, and have included an excerpt below. For more information on things to do in Leicester, please check out the Visit Leicester website.
Leicester is conveniently located in the centre of England and is within easy reach of several major airports. There are also direct trains from London St Pancras, meaning that you can travel from Brussels or Paris on the Eurostar with just one change of train.
Heathrow Airport is the largest UK airport serving over 180 destinations in over 90 countries. It is located 15 miles to the west of London and there is a direct bus service from Heathrow to Leicester.
Birmingham Airport is only one hour away from Leicester and serves over 180 destinations. Many flights from long haul destinations have a stopover in hubs such as Amsterdam, Paris or Dubai. There are convenient rail services from Birmingham International to Leicester.
Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport in the UK and operates flights to over 200 destinations. There is a direct bus service from Gatwick to Leicester.
Stansted Airport offers flights to and from over 140 destinations in over 30 countries and there is a direct rail service to Leicester.
London Luton Airport has flights going to several destinations across the globe and there are convenient rail services from Luton Airport to Leicester (via Luton Airport Parkway).
There are a number of hotels in close proximity to both the "Meet & Greet" event and De Montfort University (where the conference is being held), but most people are staying at the recently refurbished Holiday Inn in Leicester. Other close-by alternatives are: