Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET, telephone +44 (0)1223 335511, website.
Queens' College is located where Silver Street crosses the River Cam: view map. The main entrance and Porters' Lodge is on Silver Street, beside the river. All visitors should call at the Porters' Lodge on arrival. See the site plan for internal directions.
The nearest airport to Queens' is Stansted. See below for travel from Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick by train and coach to Cambridge. Queens' is about 30 minutes' walk from the railway station - it would be better to take a taxi. Queens' is within walking distance of the Cambridge bus/coach station at Drummer Street.
National Rail Enquiries can be searched for train times. From Heathrow we recommend you take the London Underground (Piccadilly line) to King's Cross (journey time about 1 hour). From King's Cross Station, there is a fast service to Cambridge (journey time 45-60 minutes). There are also trains from Liverpool Street station. Please check that no engineering work is planned on the line planned for Saturday/Sunday travel. From Gatwick, there is a direct rail link to Victoria station in London. From there proceed by Underground (Victoria line) to King's Cross or Liverpool Street (change from Victoria line to Central line at Oxford Circus). From Gatwick airport, you may also take the First Capital Connect trains towards Bedford and alight at St Pancras station in London which is situated adjacent to Kings Cross station. From Stansted airport, there are direct trains to Cambridge every half-hour (journey time about 40 minutes).
National Express operates daily services to Cambridge from the three major London airports, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. Tickets may be bought on the bus or from National Express kiosks. From Gatwick, the journey takes about 4 hours. From Heathrow Central bus station there is an hourly service (currently at 10 minutes past each hour) and the journey takes 2.5 hours. From Stansted coach station coaches to Cambridge are currently only every 2 hours and the journey takes about 45 minutes. Additional local bus and coach information may be found here.
Attendees are strongly advised NOT to bring a car to Queens' College. There will be very few spaces available at the college. The Symposium organisers will be negotiating with the Porters Lodge for a few essential parking permits for those who are disabled, have walking difficulties or have another special need. If you wish to make a case for priority parking at Queens' College, please contact the Symposium administration. On-street parking near Queens' College is governed by parking meters. The City Council central car parks are very expensive. Your best option if you need to bring a car to Cambridge would be to use one of the Cambridge Park-and-Ride facilities where it is free to park and there is a moderate charge for taking the bus into the City.
Here is a general street map of central Cambridge.