Venue Information

Main venue - IELTS on paper test

Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, University of Liverpool - No. 432 on the campus map. If the venue changes you will be informed by email at least five working days prior to the test date.

Main venue - IELTS on computer test

Because the venue and start times vary from test to test, detailed instructions will be emailed to you at least five working days before the test. It is a good idea to clear your diary for the day, ensuring you have no other commitments.

Getting to the test centre

Directions to the university, car parking and information for disabled visitors can be found here. Information on car parking can be found here.

On-campus visitor car parking

Visitor car parks are located at Brownlow Street and Mount Pleasant (opposite the Catholic Cathedral). Please see the campus map for visitor car park locations. Pay stations accept various methods of payment including card, notes and coins - we do advise that you have the correct money to avoid delays.


Within a short walking distance of the test centre there are a number of food and drink outlets: Greggs, Café Nero, Co-op supermarket, Tesco supermarket, KFC, and Subway. All are located on nearby Catherine Street, L8 7NL and Myrtle Street, L7 7EL. Vending machines in the Rendall Building offer a limited supply of confectionary and cold drinks.

*Note: Vending machines are currently unavailable while social distancing measures remain in effect.