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Local Information


St. Catharine's College

There are a limited number of rooms available in St. Catharine's College (the conference venue), both with and without en suite. The cost is £45 (standard) / £63 (en suite) per night.

For more information, and to book a room, visit the link below.

Please use the promotional code "BritGrav14" and choose one of the rooms that refer to BritGrav (these have been specifically reserved for conference guests).

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Other Colleges

Rooms may be available in other colleges, since it is outside term time and undergraduate students are not in residence.

Cambridge Rooms has a good selection of alternatives.


Cambridge has a number of hotels, inns and B&Bs in and around the city centre. Rooms typically cost upwards of £40 per night.

You can search for and make bookings at

Getting to St. Catharine's College

By Train

The Cambridge railway station is located on Station Road, to the southeast of the city centre. St. Catharine's is a 15-minute walk or £5 taxi ride away.

By Coach

There are three National Express stops in the greater Cambridge area. The primary stop is on Parkside Street, roughly a 10-minute walk from St. Catharine's.

Additional stops are at the Madingley Park & Ride, to the west of Cambridge, and the Trumpington Park & Ride, to the south.

The Park & Rides are not within walking distance of the city centre, so you will need to take a bus or taxi (~£20 fare) into town.

By Car

Parking in central Cambridge is limited. There are a few multi-storey car parks within Cambridge, although these can be expensive for long stays.

Closest to St. Catharine's is the Grand Arcade car park, which costs about £2 per hour, up to £25 per day.

Free daytime parking is available at the Park & Rides, but overnight parking is not permitted.

Other Information / Links

Map of St. Catharine's College

Map of central Cambridge (with relevant locations)

Bus routes, timetables and fare information

Panther Taxis (Tel: 01223 715715)

CamCab (Tel: 01223 704704)

Page last updated: 21 February 2014 at 10:39