Venue & Local Area Information

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

LSC2024 will be hosted within the Museum of the Royal Navy’s Action Stations venue, part of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, UK.

The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a number of unique historical maritime exhibits including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and The Mary Rose. Further information on the exhibits on display can be found here.

The Action Stations venue provides space for exhibitors on a 1st floor reception area (where conference refreshments will be held), poster presentations in the Horizon Suite and Oral talks in the main auditorium. Venue accessibility is ‘step-free’ via ramps and lifts.

The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is located here. Further information on travelling to the venue can be found here, including car parking and bus / rail links to Portsmouth. Portsmouth may be reached from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Southampton Airports.


There are a wide range of accommodation options in the Portsmouth area including hotels, apartments and B&Bs. We have listed some of the accommodation options which are closest to the conference venue below.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in the meantime if you would like further assistance or advice regarding travel arrangements to attend the conference.

Premier Inn

Located just outside the entrance to the Historic Dockyard (Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth PO1 3EE). Approximately a 2 minute walk to the venue.

Keppel’s Head Hotel

Located directly adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour railway station (24-26 The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3DT). Approximately a 5 minute walk from the venue.

Holiday Inn Express

Located in the Gunwharf Quays shopping area nearby (The Plaza, Portsmouth, PO1 3FD). Approximately a 10 minute walk from the venue.