Cambridge city is located just 96 km / 60 miles north of London in the heart of east England and can be easily reached from throughout the United Kingdom.
For this meeting participants a block of rooms are reserved at the following Hotels:
Please contact them directly to reserve a room
These hotels are located on the edge of the city centre of Cambridge, an easy walk from such famous college names as Peterhouse, King's, Queen's, Corpus Christi and Magdalene.
1. Royal Cambridge Hotel (5 minutes walk to Peterhouse, the meeting place)
Please identify as “MicroRNAs/SMB Europe 2011 Meeting” participant and mention Group Reference #G74515
The hotel advises participants to book their reservations by SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 at this price, after this date it will be increased.
Royal Cambridge Hotel
Cambridge, CB2 1PY, UK
Tel: + 01223-351631
Fax: + 01223-352972
www.forestdale.com then click Royal Cambridge
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TRAVELLING TO CAMBRIDGE FROM LONDON
Cambridge city is accessible from London's three major international airports: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. National Express Coach Lines provides direct service from major airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted as well as London, Manchester etc ) to the Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge [timetables/fares] You can then take a taxi.
The economical public transportation to Cambridge from major airports or London requires a multi-part journey involving tube/train or bus and then bus or taxi.
By Air London Stansted is about a 30 minute drive to Cambridge
London City and London Luton are about one hour's drive
London Heathrow and London Gatwick are about one and a half hours' drive.
To access no-frills airline at Stansted:
By Rail Cambridge is the nearest mainline station, for times please check Nationalrail: www.nationalrail.co.uk
By Road National Express: www.nationalexpress.com
There is a direct coach from Heathrow to Cambridge: single is £25.00 and return is £32.00. They also provide services from Gatwick Airport and Standsted Airport to Cambridge.
There are three ways of travelling from Heathrow to Cambridge. In increasing order of cost, these are:
1. Take the JetLink coach from the main Heathrow Bus Station, which is located in the central concourse of the airport between terminals 1, 2, and 3. If you are arriving at Terminal 4, the Cambridge coach usually leaves from bays 12-13 of the separate coach station there.
Coach is the most direct method of travel from Heathrow to Cambridge, but it can be a somewhat tedious and uncomfortable journey after a long flight. Make sure you purchase a "return" (about £26) rather than two "singles" (this would cost about £40). Waiting time: up to two hours, then three or more hours in the coach. Cost: about £26 return. Timetables are available at http://www.gobycoach.com/ or by telephoning +44-8705-808080.
2. Take the Underground ("Tube") train from Heathrow to King's Cross (5 minutes wait; about 50 minutes journey time), and then the WAGN train from King's Cross to Cambridge (no more than 30 minutes wait; about 60 minutes journey time).
Depending on the time of day, the tube can be crowded and you may not get a seat. Total journey time: two to two and a half hours. Cost: about £28 return. WAGN timetables are available at http://www.rail.co.uk/ukrail/planner/planner.htm or by phoning +44-8457-484950.
3. Take the Heathrow Express mainline train from Heathrow to Paddington (no more than 15 minutes wait; 15 minutes journey time). Then take the eastbound Circle Line Underground ("Tube") to King's Cross (15 minutes). Then take the WAGN train from King's Cross to Cambridge (details as above).
This is the fastest, most comfortable route but also the most expensive. Total journey time: one and a half to two hours. Cost: about £40 return.
Taxis are prohibitively expensive (£90 - £130) and would take at least three hours.
There are two main ways of getting from Gatwick to Cambridge.
1. Take the Jetlink coach from Gatwick to Cambridge.
2. Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria. Take the Victoria Line Tube to King's Cross. From there take the WAGN train to Cambridge (details above).
As with travel from Heathrow, taxis are prohibitively expensive. Costs and journey times would be similar to Heathrow.
Cambridge is just 25 miles north of Stansted airport. It can be easily reached from there by bus, train, or taxi.
1. Several buses, including the X6, run between Stansted and Cambridge. The information desk at the airport will provide information about timetables and where to catch buses. Buses run somewhat less frequently than the train but are possibly marginally cheaper.
2. The rail station is beneath the airport. Trains run roughly hourly from Stansted to Cambridge. Timetable information is available by phoning +44-8457-484950 or at: http://www.rail.co.uk/ukrail/planner/planner.htm. Cost is £7-00 single, £13-30 return.
3. Stansted Airport Limited has appointed a single private hire company, "Airport Carz", to operate taxis from Stansted. Bookings can be made at their desk on the international arrivals concourse. Cars are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is the most expensive way of getting to Cambridge (around £30). Travel can sometimes be slow during rush hour.
Cambridge and Cars
Parking is not permitted at the Peterhouse or any other colleges for this meeting participant. Parking is allowed at the above designated hotels for residents.
Cambridge Train Station: Located on the outskirts of Cambridge city centre on Station Road, Cambridge Train Station is within easy walking distance of central Cambridge and there are also regular buses that travel to the train station. With fast and frequent trains that travel to central London's Liverpool Street and King's Cross train stations in around 50 minutes, Cambridge trains are operated by the West Anglia Great Northern train services. Other train services travel from Cambridge Train Station to Birmingham, Bury St. Edmunds, Ely, Ipswich, King's Lynn, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Peterborough and Sheffield.
Directions to this Place:
From the West & North (A14, A603): Leave the M11 at junction 12 and follow the A603 to the south of the city until you reach a roundabout turn right into Fen Causeway and cross the river. The hotel is nearby.
From the South (M11): Exit the M11 at junction 11 with the A10 and follow the A1309 & A1134 for about 2 miles to the city centre. Turn left at the first mini roundabout & immediately right after the pedestrian crossing into the hotel car park.