Please note that For the Love of the Force is now operating as For the Love of Sci-Fi


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Find your way to the venue

Travelling by Road

Situated just 2 minutes from Junction 9 on the M60 and the same distance from the Trafford centre, the centre is ideally positioned and is easily accessible for visitors travailing locally and nationally. Just three miles from Manchester city centre we also have our own car park with over 800 free car parking spaces. 

Sat Nav

Enter the postcode, M17 1SN and you will be directed directly to our carpark – Its that easy!

Taxi Services

Club Cars: 0161 861 0000 

Bus Routes


Bowlers Exhibition Centre
Longbridge Rd
M17 1SN
0161 876 0007


The following buses pass the end of Longbridge Road, Numbers – 19, 54, 245, 270, 272, 291, 294 & 297.  Please check timetables with operators. 

Google Maps

View and plan your journey using Google Maps – click here 


If you are looking to stay over then we have some pre-selected Hotels we recommend that are close by.

Hotel discount at The Lowry Hotel – Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ
Bookers can quote LPRBEC in order to gain 15% discount on the daily rate. Card details will be required to secure the booking. Email in with the request to book on or call 01618274000

Premier Inn

The Dome Trafford Centre Manchester North M17 8WW

0871 527 8754

Premier Inn

Wilderspool Lane Trafford Centre South  Manchester North M17 8WW  0161 240 1000

Premier Inn

Old Park Lane Trafford Centre West  Manchester  M17 8PG

0871 527 8756

Premier Inn

Watters Reach Trafford Park  Manchester  M17 1NS

0871 527 8750


Worsley Brow Worsley M28 2YA

0161 799 3535

Holiday Inn

Media City Salford Quays M5 3AW

Ramada Hotel

17 Trafford Road Salford M5 3AW

0161 876 5305

Monton House Hotel

116/118 Monton Rd Eccles M30 9HG

0161 789 7811