The Aberdeen Beach Ballroom is an art deco building which overlooks the Aberdeen sea front. The venue was opened in 1929 and it is home to one of Scotland’s finest dance floors – famous for its bounce – which floats on fixed steel springs.
The Beach Ballroom is about a twenty minute walk from the city centre along the main beach road, the Beach Boulevard.
The Beach Ballroom is the venue for the ITiCSE 2019 Pre-Conference Reception, to be held on the evening of Sunday 14th July.
It is also the venue for the conference dinner on Tuesday 16th July.
“The Noose and Monkey is one of Aberdeen’s most loved pubs, serving food & drink. Situated in the heart of the Rosemount area, right next to His Majesty’s Theatre, it’s a favourite destination for pre-show meals and drinks. The venue has been frequented by many famous stars performing at these shows.
Established in 2000, The Noose and Monkey had previously been known as ‘My Fathers Moustache’ and ‘The Silver Slipper’. She was given it’s unusual name by it’s previous owner and licensee who originated from Hartlepool. The story goes that during during the Napoleonic Wars, fishermen from Hartlepool watched a French Warship founder off their coast. The only survivor was a monkey, dressed in French military uniform, presumably to amuse the officers on the ship. The fishermen assumed that this must be what Frenchmen looked like, and after a brief trial they summarily executed the poor monkey by hanging.”Noose and Monkey Website
“Orchid is the granite city’s home for discerning drinkers. At orchid, we are dedicated to raising the standards for mixed drinks and cocktails in Aberdeen and Scotland. We aim to provide you with a styled, relaxed environment in which to enjoy our range of cocktails whether it be classic of contemporary.”Orchid Website
If you are going to be here on the Saturday or Sunday prior to the conference (and are not involved in a Working Group or the Doctoral Consortium), you may want to wander around the City for an hour or two. Here are three different walks which take you around different parts of Aberdeen.
Parisian cafe by day, relaxed fine-dining restaurant by night.
Café Bohème is the epitome of savoir-vivre, in the very heart of Aberdeen. Combining over a decade of French heritage at its roots along years of Scottish cooking expertise. Bohème delivers the perfect fusion of classic cuisine and finest local produce. In true Parisian style – where time is to be savoured, not rushed – Bohème lives by the slow food values: ensuring meticulous attention to detail, served with passion for honest, homegrown produce.Cafe Boheme website
Head chef John Pattillo and his team bring out the best in seasonal ingredients from across the North East, working with independent farmers, fishmongers and breeders. Join us for a rendezvous with the lunch menu, amuse your senses with Table d’hôte, or settle in for the night À La Carte-style.
Travel to Aberdeen City Centre
Aberdeen Airport is seven miles north-west of the city centre, on the A96 near Dyce. Here are your travel options, with links to further information.Aberdeen International Airport website
Taxis are available for hire on the terminal forecourt or via the ComCab booking office. The journey takes about 15 minutes in normal traffic and the fare is usually around £16.
Aberdeen Airport taxis
First Aberdeen and Stagecoach Bluebird both run buses between the airport and city centre. The timetabled journey is about 30 minutes in normal traffic. Fewer buses run at weekends and at night, so please check the timetables beforehand.
Aberdeen Airport buses
The nearest rail station, Dyce, is a short taxi ride from the airport. Trains from Dyce reach Aberdeen in about ten minutes and a standard Anytime single ticket costs £2.20.
Aberdeen Airport by train
It takes about 15 minutes to drive into central Aberdeen in normal traffic via the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road. Car rental companies have desks in the arrivals area of the terminal.
Aberdeen Airport by car
Aberdeen Airport parking
Aberdeen Airport car hire
“A fiercely independent company in the heart of Aberdeen, doing it our way for over 20 years.Siberia Bar Website
Established in 1994 this terraced bar and restaurant has everything you need. Boasting a 370 capacity venue with various bookable areas, we can host any party tailored to your needs. With an extensive kitchen & buffet menu, drinks packages and more, look no further for your day out – you can even bring your dog!
We pride ourselves in our honest and no-nonsense approach. Giving a relaxed and friendly environment with a wide range of affordable drinks. Whether you are popping down for a bite to eat or to play some board games. For a coffee or to listen to our resident DJ on a Saturday; we appeal to diverse clientele no matter what the occasion.”
Aberdeen iCentre is conveniently located at 23 Union Street in the heart of the City.Aberdeen iCentre
Aberdeen is a centre for energy and education and we welcome many international visitors. We have a team of local experts ready and waiting to help you explore the area. Our team has excellent knowledge of the whole of Scotland. Old Aberdeen is a highlight, with Aberdeen University which dates back to 1495. Aberdeen beach offers panoramic outlooks. Aberdeen is home to wildlife with the North Sea home to dolphins and seals. Pop in and let us inspire you! We can also book tickets for Karl Fisher day tours, City Tours, Citylink and Calmac. We offer a wide selection of gifts to help you find that perfect Scottish souvenir. We offer free WiFi and we are open all year round.