Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena is in the centre of Cardiff – they recommend using the postcode CF10 2EQ and leaving the M4 at Junction 29 if approaching from the East and Junction 33 A4232 if you’re approaching from the West.
There is no car park at the venue itself, but there are two 24 hour car parks just a few minute’s walk away –
Rapports NCP Open Air car park – CF10 2EH (131 spaces) is right nexgt to the venue, tho very expensive at £18-25 for 4-5 or 5-24 hour parking. https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/cardiff-rapports/
St Davids (Dewi Sant) – CF10 2EN (multi storey) is much better value, with £10 for up to 9 hours and a special evening rate after 5pm of £4. https://stdavidscardiff.com/car-park
NB. There is also a car park adjoining St Davids, under John Lewis accessible via the same postcode but this is only open until 00:30 whereas the St Davids one is 24 hours
Adam Street Car Park is another NCP car park, a little cheaper than the Rapports one and only a couple of minute’s walk away – CF24 2FH – https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/cardiff-adam-street/
Cardiff’s Central Station is only an 8 minute walk to the Motorpoint Arena – head east along Sanders Road and Penarth Road, turn right at the Great Western Wetherspoons pub and along Custom House Road.
There is a nicer route along the pedestrianised Mill Lane, turning right at Tredegar Street, which takes in several bars and restaurants too.
The Welsh Government have different rules to the English one, and you will be required to show proof of either vaccination or a negative Lateral Flow Test taken within 24 hours, via the NHS App or the text/email you will have been sent when you reported the test result.
Face coverings – Wales and Scotland have mandatory face coverings in ALL enclosed public areas. I am unsure how strictly this will be enforced in the venue. Be prepared to wear your mask.
Food and Drink
The centre of Cardiff is well served by pubs and restaurants and there are a huge number within walking distance of the venue. Some of the closest are within the St David’s Shopping Centre:
Frankie and Benny’s
The Cardiff Stable – Bridge Street, CF10 2EH is a large pizza restaurant that also serves craft beers – https://stablepizza.com/cardiff/
The Grazing Shed – Barrack Lane CF10 2FR claims to be Wales’ best burger joint – why not go and find out? https://www.thegrazingshed.com/ They also have a huge range of veggie and vegan options.
Got No Beef – Barrack Lane CF10 2FR is a 100% vegan restaurant with a range of plant based burgers, ‘chicken’ wings, hot dogs and ‘fish’ and chips – https://www.gotnobeef.co.uk/menu
There are a good choice of pubs in the vicinity –
The Traders Tavern – 6-8 Bridge Street – CF10 2EH is the closest, although the restaurants above serve beer too
A little further afield are:
Duke of Wellington – 42 The Hayes CF10 1AJ – also serves pub food
Cornerhouse Cardiff – 25 Caroline Street CF10 1FF – British and Mediterranean menu
St Mary Street has a good number of bars, along with lots of food options –
The Great Western – Wetherspoon – near to station 64 St Mary Street CF10 1FA
Prince of Wales – Wetherspoon – 81-83 St Mary Street CF10 1FA
Walkabout – 65-74 St Mary Street CF10 1FA
O’Neill’s – 85-87 St Mary Street CF10 1DW
Slug and Lettuce – 84 St Mary Street CF10 1AT
Meet 3.30pm for 4pm start – check your email for location, probably Box Office.
Happy Mondays 7.30pm
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