Summer 2022 Conference: Getting here

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How to get to Gillespie Centre, Clare College Memorial Court, Queens Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AJ

Getting here by road

NB: Cambridge is notoriously non-friendly to the driver. Please consider alternative transport arrangements where possible.

Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or junction 13 for Madingley Road.

Access from the Midlands and North is via the A14 and A1. From whichever direction you approach you should make for the A14 to the north of Cambridge.

Clare College is unable to offer delegates parking (with the exception of disabled options below).

Delegates can park on Queens’ Road which is a meter charge (maximum 2 hours), and there is free parking around the back of the college by Wilberforce Road, on a first come, first served basis.

Public car parks are available at Park Street and the Grand Arcade both 300 meters from the College in central Cambridge.

Bicycles can be left in the bike sheds at the front of Memorial Court. Please use a suitable, secure lock.

NB: Delegates and sponsors can drop off passengers, luggage or exhibitors materials by car on arrival but there are no places for parking at Memorial Court.

Booking is now closed for Rugby Ground parking. Please make alternative arrangements.

Cambridge Park & Ride Scheme

A Park & Ride Scheme is also available with buses coming into the centre of Cambridge and a 10-15 minute walk through to Memorial Court, Queens Road.

Getting here by train

From the Midlands and the North: Direct services operate from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. There are also very good links from Scotland and York via Peterborough.

From London and the South: Cambridge is less than an hour away from London by train with frequent departures from King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations - or the Thameslink from the south coast.

Here is a link to trainline

Getting here by air

Stansted Airport is located just 30 miles south of Cambridge, is 40 minutes away via the M11 motorway and is the most convenient international airport but there are also regular flights from most European destinations. Heathrow and Gatwick are both approximately 2 hours away by road or rail, and there are frequent coach connections to Cambridge (Drummer Street Bus Station) from all three airports.

Getting here by coach

From London: There are frequent services between London’s Victoria Coach Station and Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge.

From Birmingham: There are regular direct services to Cambridge (including Sundays)

Most services will terminate from Cambridge Bus Station, from here it is a 15 minute walk to Clare Memorial Court.

For delegates staying at Robinson College

Robinson College, Grange Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9AN is a five-minute walk behind the Gillespie Centre.

Cambridge Street Map