Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2011

Monday, 05 September 2011
   Cambridge 2011 Conference - Law in Politics, Politics in Law


Travelling to Cambridge by car: There is limited parking at the College and no nearby street parking. Car parks in the centre of Cambridge can be very expensive.  If you do travel by by car, try to avoid driving through the City Centre: much of it is pedestrianised, traffic can be heavy and the one-way system is confusing.

Travelling to Cambridge by train:: There is a regular rail service between London Kings Cross and Cambridge. The fast trains from Kings Cross take 47 minutes and run every half hour at a quarter to and a quarter past the hour. There is also a good (but not so fast) service from London Liverpool Street. Click here for London Cambridge train timetables. See here for timetables and fares. There are also frequent train services to Kings Lynn and less frequent services to Ipswich and Birmingham.

Travelling to Cambridge by bus:: National Express operate frequent bus services London and several cross-country routes as well as from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Getting about in or around Cambridge:

by taxi: The Cambridge railway station is less than one mile from Downing College.

by bus: A bus from outside the railway station will take you past Downing College. The long distance buses, including those from the airports, mostly arrive beside Parker's Piece, less than 10 minutes walk from the College. A network of buses travel around Cambridge from Drummer Street and, if you don't want to walk or use a taxi, can be a good way of getting about. There are bus stops around the city. See here for maps and timetables.

on foot: The University of Cambridge is in the centre of the city, and once you get to Downing College most places you are likely to want to go to are within walking distance.  For a map of Cambridge and some online tours, click here.

International visitors:

The closest airports to Cambridge are Stansted Airport and Luton Airport, from where there are frequent flights to and from most cities in Europe.  However, almost all intercontinental flights fly to and from either Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport. There are also fast rail services from Brussels and Paris (Gare du Nord), both of which have numerous train connections with the rest of Europe. The ‘Eurostar’ arrives at London St Pancras station, which is adjacent to King’s Cross station from where there is a frequent and speedy rail service to Cambridge.

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