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How to get to Cambridge and the venue

Venue address

West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DP


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Please note that there is no parking at the venue. You will need to walk, use public transport or taxi to the venue from your accommodation.


By train

  • Trains run regularly to Cambridge from London King’s Cross and also from London St Pancras and London Liverpool Street stations. It is normally quickest to take one of the two fast trains an hour from King's Cross.
  • If you are coming from London Heathrow: take the Picadilly line underground to King's Cross and take the train to Cambridge.
  • If you are coming from Gatwick: take the train running direct to Cambridge. If no direct train is available, take the train to London St Pancras station and change trains to Cambridge by walking 5 minutes to King's Cross.
  • If you are coming from London Stansted: take the direct service to Cambridge.
  • If you are coming from the North, it is advisable to change at Peterborough.

West Road is a 10 to 15-minute taxi ride from Cambridge Railway Station. The Universal bus also runs from the railway station to West Road between 07.00-19.30 on weekdays and between 08.30-18.30 on Saturdays.

By bus

There is a direct bus service from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted and London Luton Airports.
However, train services might be more comfortable and faster from Heathrow and Gatwick.

By car from airport to Cambridge

  • From London Stansted: Get on the M11 northbound to Cambridge.
  • From London Luton: leave Luton on the A505 towards Hitchin, continue on the A505 through Baldock to Royston. Take the A10 towards Cambridge and join the M11 heading north just outside Cambridge.
  • From London Heathrow: leave Heathrow on the M4 westbound, take the first exit Jn4b to join M25 northbound at Jn15. Follow M25 to M11 (Jn 27) and continue northbound to Cambridge.
  • From London Gatwick: leave Gatwick on M23 northbound, continue to the end and join M25 eastbound at Jn7. Follow M25 to M11 (Jn27) and continue northbound to Cambridge.

By car to venue

Please note that there is no parking at the venue.

From Junction 12 of the M11. Drive for approx. 1.5 miles into Cambridge (Barton Road).
Turn left into Grange Road. Turn 3rd right opposite Rugby Club (West Road).
The venue is located half way along the right hand side of West Road.


West Road Concert Hall and Cambridge City


West Road Concert Hall is situated in the centre of one of the most historic and beautiful cities of England, Cambridge. Within a few minutes’ walk you will find yourself in the picturesque area of Cambridge Backs or at the famous King’s College.

Cambridge is a stunning city packed with history and architecture whichever direction you look in. Stroll down the streets, admiring the gorgeous architecture and majestic college buildings. Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Enjoy the delightful riverside setting or explore the shops around the historic market place. Finally, relax in one of the many pubs, restaurants or cafes.

Read more on www.visitcambridge.org



A number of student bedrooms have been booked for the XV Cell Wall Meeting participants at Gonville & Caius College and King’s College.

Get a taste of college life or take a trip down memory lane and benefit from their convenient location – both are situated within walking distance from the meeting venue, as well as Cambridge city centre.

The rooms can be booked via the online registration. Please note that there is a limited amount of rooms.

Kindly note that that Gonville & Caius College - Stephen Hawking Building
is currently fully booked.

Located 0,1 mile from the meeting venue

Named after one of the College’s most celebrated Fellows, Professor Stephen Hawking, who lived and wrote his famed bestseller A Brief History of Time on this site, the aptly named Stephan Hawking building was designed by Mark Wilkinson and officially opened by HRH Prince Philip in April 2007.

WiFi available.

Kindly note that that Gonville & Caius College - Harvey Court Building
is currently fully booked.

Located 0,1 mile from the meeting venue

The building was refurbished in 2011 to provide 99 rooms with ensuite facilities. Many of the bedrooms overlook the flourishing gardens.

Harvey Court was completed in 1962. It was designed by Prof. Sir Leslie Martin, the Cambridge Professor of Architecture, and has won many prizes. It represents the then contemporary style, where materials of construction are fully exposed.

WiFi available

King’s College – Keynes Building

Located 0,6 mile from the meeting venue

When King Henry VI founded King’s College in 1441 he was only 19 years old. His vision was to build the largest and best college in the land. It took three years to buy and clear the land to make way for the new college.

King Henry VI laid the foundation stone for the Chapel in 1446, and it was completed in its entirety in 1544, thus taking some 100 years to build.

WiFi available.

Price per room, per night
Superior ensuite room with bath / shower, desk area and breakfast:
- Single room: GBP 122, incl. VAT & breakfast