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Shortcut to Clare College for Tutorials and Conference

We have added an important shortcut route to the venue page – please see this for information. This will allow you to take a quick route from the city centre to Clare College Conferencing where the event is being held.

Travel to Cambridge

By Air: The closest major airport is Stansted which serves many routes to Europe and is about a 35 minute train ride or 40 minutes drive to Cambridge. There are also buses which depart from the city centre and take around 50 minutes. Heathrow and Gatwick airports (and to a lesser extend London Luton) are extremely well connected internationally. Getting to Cambridge is a longer affair though and requires either a 90 minute car journey or trains connecting through London. The website can help plan your journey.

Parking at Clare College Conferncing and EBI

There will be a very limited number of parking spaces for the first 3 days at Clare College Conferencing. If you wish to park a car please let us know as soon as possible by emailing me <> Parking at EBI is possible, but again we require advanced notice (email me) as you will need a permit.

Cambridge Accommodation

Cambridge has a range of hotels on offer though booking up early is recommended as it is a popular city for tourists over the Christmas period. Below is a selection of hotels, ordered by proximity to Clare College Conferencing and with a link to the TripAdvisor review. It is often possible to get a lower price using a third party website such as Expedia or Trivago so look around! The cheapest tend to be the Travelodge and Premier Inn hotels (end of this list).

Cambridge City Hotel – 0.6 miles from venue (12 minute walk)
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Regency Guest House Cambridge – 0.8 miles from venue
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Regent Hotel Cambridge – 0.8 miles from venue
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 The Lensfield – 0.9 miles from venue
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The Gonville Hotel – 1 mile from venue
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Arundel House Hotel, Cambridge – 1 mile from venue
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Royal Cambridge Hotel – 1 mile from venue
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Travelodge Cambridge Newmarket Road – 1.4 miles from venue
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Premier Inn Cambridge City East – 1.5 miles from venue
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Travelodge Cambridge Central – 1.7 miles from venue (35 minute walk)
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Visiting Cambridge

Cambridge is a city steeped in history and home to some of the oldest Universities in the world. The Visit Cambridge website has links to events and activities taking place over December.

As Cambridge is not a big city, the walking tours are very popular and worth considering if you have some free time.

Punting along the city’s River Cam is a very popular activity for locals and tourists alike (yes even during the winter). There is usually no need to book punting in advance and you can find many available by taking a short walk to Scudamores (google map link).

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the arts and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge and has been described as one of the greatest art collections of the UK.

There are many good restaurants in Cambridge. Some to consider:

The Chop House



The Oak Bistro

If you are feeling extravagant, there are two Michelin Star restaurants in Cambridge city centre:

Midsummer House (**)

Alimentum (*)