Please book early as Newcastle will be hosting England Rugby International on 6 September and the Great North Run 2019 commences on 8 September.

The conference is scheduled to end at 3 pm on Saturday, the 7th of September, to help facilitate travel out of the city at this busy time.

Newcastle is a vibrant city and was awarded “Best City in Britain” by The Guardian Travel Awards in 2014. The city boasts world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture. These are linked, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit. The city of Newcastle is united with its neighbour Gateshead (on the south bank) by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape of the River Tyne. 

The cost of accommodation is not included in the delegate fee and delegates would be required to book their own accommodation. There is a plethora of choices available, just a short walk from the conference venue, but accommodation will be at a premium on the night of the 7th due to the Great North Run.

The NewcastleGateshead Conference Bureau (NGI) has negotiated preferential rates with local hotels and a hostel a for delegates attending DHS 2019 for up to 3 nights (4-7 September). Follow this direct link to access:

There are a limited number of room-only options in Northumbria University’s New Bridge Street student accommodation priced at £75 per night for up to 4 nights (4-8 September). New Bridge Street is situated next to City Campus East and is a 2 minute walk to the conference venue. Please note that booking for student accommodation will close on Friday 2nd August 2019. Further information about New Bridge Street  can be found at this link. To book New Bridge Street accommodation at the conference rate please visit: Booking New Bridge Street.

The Maldron Hotel Newcastle at Newgate Street, NE1 5RE, is also offering rooms for up to 4 nights, but the rates vary: Thursday 5th September- £75.00 Bed and breakfast, single occupancy, Friday 6th September- £99.00 Bed and breakfast, Single Occupancy, Saturday 7th September- £299.00 Bed and breakfast, Single Occupancy. Call 0191 6409500 and choose the option for the reservations department and quote ‘Design History Society’. More information on the Maldron Hotel can be found at:

Dream Apartments Newcastle is also offering 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom serviced apartments from locations all within an easy reach of the conference venues. When booking at their website quote ‘DESIGN’ for 10% off of their regular rates:

These city centre hotels are less than a 20-minute walk from the conference venue:

Newbridge Hotel, New Bridge Street West, NE1 8BS (very close to Northumbria University)

Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle, 15 Westgate Road, NE1 1 SE

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre, Waterloo Square, St James Boulevard, NE1 4EU

Hotel Indigo, 2/8 Fenkle Street, NE1 5XU

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle, Allan House City Road, NE1 2BE

Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel, Gallowgate, NE1 4SD http://Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SD

PREMIER SUITES Newcastle, Thornton House Thornton Street, NE1 4AT

Hampton by Hilton, Neville Street, Baron House, NE1 5EN

The Cumberland Arms B&B, James Place Street, Oesburn NE6 1LD

You may also wish to search for hotels in Jesmond, a popular suburb that is an under 30-minutes walk from the conference venue (even quicker by metro or bus service) and close to the site of the gala dinner:

Holiday Inn Newcastle, Jesmond, NE2 1PR (15-minute walk to university)

The New Northumbria Hotel, 61-73 Osborne Road, Jesmond, NE2 2AN

Kenilworth Hotel, 44 Osborne Road, Jesmond, NE2 2AL

Corner House Hotel A Good Night Inn, Heaton Road, Heaton, NE6 5RP (actually in Heaton with frequent bus service directly past university campus)

The Townhouse Hotel, 1 West Avenue, Gosforth NE3 4ES (actually in suburb of Gosforth but frequent buses to city centre, 15 minutes)

Avenue Hotel, 2 Manor House Road, Jesmond, NE2 2LU

Caledonian Hotel Newcastle, Osborne Road, Jesmond, NE2 2AT

If you fancy the white sand beaches of the Northern Sea, search for accommodation in Whitley Bay or Tynemouth (there’s a lot available in Whitley Bay), which are all served by the frequent metro or bus service. Manors Metro Station, a 5 minute walk from the conference venue, is on a direct line from these. The metro journey into Newcastle from the Coast takes under 30 minutes.

If you are travelling from afar and wish to stay in the North East after the conference and the high accommodation price due to the Great North Run isan issue, why not travel to Durham, a picturesque town 15 minutes by frequent rail service from Newcastle for the night?  At, rooms are currently available for a very reasonable price at Hatfield College, located nearby the Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral.