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Visiting SportPark

SportPark is situated in Loughborough, at the heart of England, in the northern most part of the county of Leicestershire and is well served by road, rail and air. Main line road and rail networks link Loughborough directly with the rest of the country and the town itself is served by excellent bus services.

SportPark is less than two miles away from junction 23 of the M1 motorway and close to Loughborough’s mainline rail station. London is one-and-a-half hours away by train, Birmingham one hour and Manchester and Leeds around two hours.

East Midlands Airport is only seven miles away and there are regular scheduled flights to UK, European and international destinations.

Postal address

SportPark Loughborough University
3 Oakwood Drive
LE11 3QF

Travelling by car

SportPark's nearest motorway link is the M1. Junction 23 is less than two miles from SportPark on the A512. At the first roundabout, turn right, SportPark is the red building on the right. Car parking is available to visitors at Holywell Park, and it's a short walk to reception. Visitors with mobility problems can pre-book parking spaces by calling SportPark reception on 01509 222820.

For satellite navigation systems, the postcode is LE11 3QF.

Travelling by bus

There's a good variety of buses which operate close to SportPark and provide frequent services to the surrounding area:

  • Sprint (University - Town Centre - Railway Station) - every 10 mins Term Time
  • 4 (Loughborough-Shepshed (Bullring)) - every 30 mins.
  • 5 (Loughborough Town Service - Hazel Road Estate) - every 30 mins.
  • 126 (Coalville - Whitwick - Shepshed - Loughborough - Leicester) - every 20 mins.
  • 127 (Leicester - Rothley - Mountsorrel - Loughborough - Shepshed) - every 20 mins.
  • X9 (Loughborough University - Bunny - Nottingham) - every 60 mins.

If you work at SportPark, ask at reception to get 6 months free bus travel!

Travelling by rail

Regular Intercity services operate between Loughborough and other main line towns and cities - including daily trains to and from London St Pancras International, 90 minutes away.

Once at Loughborough's railway station you are just ten minutes away from the campus. From here there is a regular bus service which operates every ten minutes during University term time. A taxi service is also available from the station.

Travelling by air

East Midlands Airport is only seven miles away and offers both domestic and international flights. For destinations and a full timetable contact the East Midlands Airport Information Desk.

Local accommodation

Working in partnership with Imago we are able to offer best available rates to all visitors of SportPark in either The Link Hotel or Burleigh Court Hotel and Conference Centre. Both hotels are located with 5 minutes walk of SportPark providing an ideal base for your visit.

To book, please contact the imago sales team on 08450 364 624 or quoting "SportPark".

For more information on imago and the excellent facilities on offer visit