How to find me…

I’ve added a page about my location because I’m new to Preston and the NW in general, and also don’t drive, so may not be much help with directions!

I’m in PR1, on the Ashton/west side of the city centre, roughly equidistant between, say, the train station and the Marina. When any booking is confirmed I’ll give you my full post code and the name of the very prominent local landmark. I never put my full address in writing (either email or text message) so you will need to call me when you’re near for my door number; for this reason I can only accept bookings if you have a mobile phone.

Car

I’m in a permit-controlled area (Mon–Sat 8am–6pm), but there are two permit-free parking areas very close to my house: one is OK for one hour, and the other for two hours. I will tell you where these are when the booking is confirmed. For some reason I’m unable to get a visitor’s permit card at the moment (and using one would involve me knowing your registration number…); however, a neighbour has assured me that we never get traffic wardens (it’s a fairly quiet road, and not a major thoroughfare), and indeed I haven’t seen one, so if the permit-free spaces are all full, I wouldn’t worry too much about parking on the streets nearby.

Train

I’m a 15–20 minute walk from Preston station, or it’s a few minutes in a cab and costs £3.50–4.00.

Bus

The 77 and 77a buses stop very near my house, and the 68 about a five-minute walk away coming from Blackpool, and 7-8 minutes coming from Preston centre.

Foot/Bike

As above, I’m about a 15–20 minute walk from Preston city centre, and the same from the Marina.