Accommodation in central Cambridge is generally within walking distance of, or a short taxi ride away from, the Conference venue (the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law). You may wish to consider the following hotels with varying price points, which are listed in order of proximity to the venue:
- Cambridge Hotel, Granta Place Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT
- Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT
- Regent Hotel, 41 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB
- Hotel du Vin, 15–19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA
- Ibis Central Cambridge Station, 2 Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA
- West Court Accommodation, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB58BL
Another option is to stay in one of the Cambridge Colleges. The University Rooms Cambridge website provides a search and booking function for accommodation options in Colleges.
April is a busy time of year in Cambridge, and accommodation options book up well in advance. We highly recommend booking accommodation as soon as possible.
For further information on accommodation and getting around Cambridge, you may also visit https://www.accommodation.cam.ac.uk/VisitingCambridge/.
Travel to Cambridge
There are frequent trains from both London Kings Cross (KGX) and London Liverpool Street (LST) to the Cambridge Train Station (CBG). There are regular trains operating from both these stations to Cambridge, with a journey time of between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes. Cambridge is well connected with Scotland and the North of England with connections via Peterborough. It is also serviced by frequent regional services from Birmingham and the Midlands, East Anglia and the Northwest of England.
Stansted Airport (STN) is by far the easiest London airport to fly into when travelling to Cambridge. There are regular buses operated by National Express from outside the terminal building to the city centre of Cambridge. The journey time is around 45 minutes from Stansted Airport.
There is also a train station underneath Stansted Airport with regular direct trains to Cambridge Train Station. Tickets are available at National Rail, Thameslink Railway and Trainline. Tickets may also be generally purchased at train stations. Journey times are between 30 and 45 minutes.
Those flying through Heathrow Airport (LHR) may take the Heathrow Express or the London Underground to either London Kings Cross or London Liverpool Street from where trains to Cambridge depart. For more information, you may visit www.tfl.gov.uk.
There is also an hourly direct bus from London Heathrow to Cambridge, with journey times of between 2 hours and 30 minutes, and 3 Hours. These buses are operated by National Express.
From London Luton Airport (LTN) there are a number of direct buses from outside the terminal building to Cambridge. The journey time is usually just under 2 hours and services are operated by National Express.
From London Gatwick Airport (LGW), there are a number of direct and indirect buses to Cambridge, with the journey time taking between 4 and 5 hours. Once again, services are provided by National Express.
There is also the possibility of taking the “Gatwick Express” train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria. From there, take the London Underground to London Kings Cross and then take a train to Cambridge.
The bus stop in the city centre of “Cambridge City Centre” is sometimes also referred to as “Cambridge Parkside”. This stop is well connected by the UK’s bus network with regular buses from all over the country being provided by:
National Express: http://www.nationalexpress.com
From the South of England and from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway.
From the North of England and Scotland, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city.
From the East and West of England the A14 again takes you to Cambridge.
Transport around Cambridge
Within Cambridge, both taxi services and Uber are readily available. Though costly, Panther Taxis can also provide transport from London airports if booked in advance.
Panther Taxis: https://www.panthertaxis.co.uk
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