How to find us
Cliveden House & Spa
England SL6 0JF
Cliveden House is easily reached by rail and road. It is close to London, Oxford and Heathrow Airport.
From M4 exit J7 – follow signs to A4 Maidenhead. Turn right at the roundabout onto Lent Rise Road towards Burnham. Continue along Taplow Common Road to the junction with Cliveden Road. Turn left and follow the yellow AA signs to the Festival car park. Please do not follow the Cliveden National Trust signs. Our What 3 words location is noted.fade.places.
We understand that Cookham Bridge may be closed over the festival weekend, so please check local traffic information and avoid the area if the closure is in place.
From M40 exit J4 onto A404 towards Marlow – exit left onto A4155 (Marlow Road) towards Bourne End. Follow signs for Taplow and Cliveden (NT). Pass the Hedsor Gate entrance on Hedsor Rd/Bourne End Rd and turn right onto Cliveden Road and follow the yellow AA signs to the Festival car park. Please do not follow the Cliveden National Trust signs. Our What 3 words location is noted.fade.places.
Complimentary Festival parking is available in the Paddock on Cliveden Road, a short distance from the House. See location map here. Follow the yellow AA signs to the Festival car park. Please do not follow the Cliveden National Trust signs. Our What 3 words location is noted.fade.places.
Shuttle buses will run at regular intervals throughout the day to and from the car park. First shuttle from the car park is at 8.30am on both mornings and the last shuttle from Cliveden back to the car park is 8.45pm on Saturday and 6.30pm on Sunday.
Please do not attempt to park in the National Trust car park at Cliveden, as this is reserved for guests who are not attending the Literary Festival. It is a considerable walk to the Festival from their car park, so it is best to use the Festival car park in the Paddock and take the shuttle bus from there direct to the Festival.
There are designated parking bays available on the Grand Avenue. These spaces are limited but bookable in advance. Please email us or call us directly on +44 (0)20 3488 3401.
The nearest stations are Taplow (3.4miles), Burnham (4miles), Maidenhead (6 miles) and Slough (7miles).
Please note that there is industrial action planned for Saturday 30th September impacting a number of train lines including those operating to Taplow and Slough. For further information please visit https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service-disruptions/industrial-action-20230916/
Maidenhead – OnTime Maidenhead Cars – 01628 777400 or metred taxis are available outside the station.
Slough – New Sovereign Cars Ltd – 01753 774774
Burnham – Burnham Cars – 01628 665111
Taplow – Riviera Cars – 01628 666777
John Sandoe Books Ltd
10-12 Blacklands Terrace, London, SW3 2SR
020 7589 9473
We are delighted to be partnering once again with John Sandoe Books, the iconic independent bookshop located in the heart of Chelsea. One of London’s foremost and best-loved bookshops, they offer a thoughtful selection of new books across the humanities, and a range of services that includes quarterly catalogues, mail order, subscriptions and libraries.
John Sandoe’s have been running the Festival bookshop since the inception of the Festival in 2017 and we are delighted that they will be supporting us once again. At the Festival you will be able to purchase not only the latest publications of all our featured authors, but many of their other books too. If you would like to purchase books in advance, please visit Sandoe’s website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any books not yet listed.