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Getting here

Centrally located with great access, less than an hour from London and close to several international airports; the city is compact and easy to get around on foot with great connections to the wider region.

By air

London Stansted airport is 30 minutes south of Cambridge and offers direct flights from many European and other UK destinations. London Gatwick, London Heathrow, and London Luton are all within one to two hours drive of Cambridge.

By rail

Cambridge has a fast train service to and from London Kings’ Cross, which is adjacent to St Pancras for Eurostar connections. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and several fast trains depart each hour.

By road

Cambridge offers a number of Park & Ride sites on the outskirts of the City and journey times into the centre take just a few minutes. 

Expertise

Science and technology

Cambridge is home to the third largest life science cluster in the world and is the starting point for the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor - a city partnership designed to grow the east of England’s reputation as a globally important innovation cluster for life sciences, agri-tech, advanced engineering, clean energy, mobility and medicine.

Over 20 science and business parks are situated in Cambridge including, Cambridge Science Park, the oldest science park in the UK; Europe’s leading Biomedical Campus, The Babraham Institute and the Wellcome Genome Campus.

The University of Cambridge is renowned for creating deep, difficult and disruptive technologies. Its mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Some 107 Nobel Prize-winners are affiliated to the University of Cambridge, 15 from the last decade.

  

Health and bioscience

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is located at the heart of the UK’s and Europe’s leading life sciences cluster. It’s a vibrant, international healthcare community and a global leader in medical science, research, education and patient care. 

By locating world-leading academic and industry scientists on the same site as the teaching hospitals of the University of Cambridge, it creates an optimum environment for the rapid and effective translation of research into routine clinical practice.

  

Business and research

More than 5,000 knowledge intensive businesses are located in Cambridge, creating commercial outcomes from their research. While Cambridge’s universities produce a continuous flow of innovative, world-class research projects in breakthrough technologies, life sciences, materials and technology. 

The city leads in its spirit of entrepreneurial acceleration and world-class collaboration. Some 16 Cambridge-born start-ups are now billion pound companies, including ARM, AstraZeneca, Domino Printing Sciences and Aveva. While over 50 global organisations have chosen Cambridge as a location for research and development activity including, Microsoft Research, Qualcomm, Amazon and Apple. 

 

Where to stay

Over 9,000 city centre bedrooms are available across this important university city, ranging from single study bedrooms in academic venues to luxury suites in four-star hotels.

4* hotels1,000 bedrooms
3* and under properties500 bedrooms
Other (student accommodation / home sharing)7,500 bedrooms

 

Venues

Choose from contemporary environments and unique, central properties where famous names such as Sir Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt have gone before.

Queens’ College
Homerton College
Robinson College
Churchill College
University Arms Hotel

Incentives

Walk in the footsteps of famed Cambridge University Alumni through medieval streets and ancient cloisters, take a punt down the River Cam, or experience a host of other ideas to inspire and motivate groups.

Walking tours
The National Stud, Newmarket Racecourse
Take a punt
Parker Library tour

Dining & social experiences

Fine dining in a University College
St John’s College
Ely Boathouse

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