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The Coordination of Development

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge (SLCU), Cambridge, UK

19-21 September, 2018

Directions to Cambridge

By Air:

Stansted is the closest major airport, 30 minutes by train to Cambridge.  Other London airports are connected to Cambridge by several forms of public transport. The following website will help you plan your journey: www.traveline.info

If you are arriving from Gatwick Airport, it is possible to take a train from Gatwick Airport to St Pancras train station, walk across from St Pancras to the adjacent King’s Cross train station, and take a train to Cambridge. This is an easier journey than taking a different train to central London and taking the Tube to King’s Cross/London Liverpool Street.

By Car:

We strongly encourage the use of public transport for this event. There is no parking available at SLCU other than two disabled parking places. There is no on-site parking at Downing College. Parking information for Cambridge is available here.

By Train:

Train ticketing and timetable information is available here: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Eurostar passengers arrive at St. Pancras terminus in London. From St. Pancras it is a short walk to Kings Cross rail terminus, from where the trains to Cambridge leave. Trains to Cambridge from London run from King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street. SLCU is about a 10 minute walk from the Cambridge rail station.

Downing College is about a 20 minute walk from the Cambridge rail station.Taxis are available for hire from outside Cambridge rail station and the fare should cost under £10 from the station to Downing College.

By Coach:

Coaches to Cambridge are available from Stansted/Luton/Gatwick/Heathrow Airports as well as other national destinations. Details are available here: www.nationalexpress.com

Cambridge and the Surrounding Area

More information about Cambridge and the surrounding area is available here: Visit Cambridge.

Finding the Sainsbury Laboratory

The Sainsbury Laboratory entrance is at 47 Bateman Street (signposted). The entrance gate is set back off the street via a short driveway that passes between buildings of St Mary's School (see interactive map below).  When you arrive at the gate, please use the intercom to speak to reception, who will remotely unlock the pedestrian gate for you to enter. Turn left after passing the gate and follow the white wall (on your right) to its end and to the front courtyard of the Sainsbury Laboratory (photo below). Entry is via the glass door and the reception is immediately on your right as you enter the building.

Photo of Sainsbury Laboratory entrance