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A selection of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) are listed below. You are encouraged to secure your accommodation when you register to ensure that you receive competitive rates. It is the responsibility of conference delegates to make their own bookings and pay the hotels directly.

Please note that the main conference venue is Churchill College (blue tag in the map below), but some events will take place at NIAB Innovation Farm (green tag). Please consult the programme summary for details. Transport will be provided between Churchill College and NIAB Innovation Farm during the conference*. For details of the locations of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs, please visit the individual websites.


Rates quoted are:

  • Per room per night
  • In Sterling Pounds
  • Subject to availability
  • Based on single/double/twin occupancy

Cambridge Orchard Park Hotel, Chieftain Way, Orchard Park, Kings Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2WR
Tel: +44 (0)871 9846481; Fax: +44 (0)1223 425157

Distance from Churchill College: c. 2.3 miles
Distance from NIAB Innovation Farm: c. 1.7 miles
Prices from £48. 10% discount for booking online
Number of rooms: 100

Premier Inn Cambridge
(A14, J32), Ring Fort Road, Cambridge, CB4 2GR
Tel: +44 (0)871 527 8186; Fax: +44 (0)871 527 8187

Distance from Churchill College: c. 2.3 miles
Distance from NIAB Innovation Farm: c. 1.8 miles
Prices from £45
Number of rooms: 154

Holiday Inn Cambridge, Lakeview, Bridge Road, Cambridge, CB24 9PH
Tel: +44 (0)871 221 2478

Distance from Churchill College: c. 2.3 miles
Distance from NIAB Innovation Farm: c. 1.2 miles
Prices from £109.
Premier Inn Cambridge North (Girton), Huntingdon Road, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0DL
Tel: +44 (0)871 527 8188

Distance from Churchill College: c. 0.9 miles
Distance from NIAB Innovation Farm: c. 3.1 miles
Limited number of rooms; prices from approximately £65.

Arundel House Hotel, Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AN
Tel: +44 (0)1223 367701

Distance from Churchill College: c. 0.9 miles
Distance from NIAB Innovation Farm: c. 2.5 miles
Prices from approximately £75.

Other hotels/guest houses/B&Bs

Getting to Cambridge

By air

Stansted Airport is the nearest international airport to Cambridge, being approximately 30 miles to the south. Luton Airport is fairly close, and London Heathrow approximately 1 hr 30 minutes. Express train services from Stansted Airport to Cambridge take 45 minutes and information can be found by following the 'To and from our Airport' link on the Stansted Airport home page. Book with National Express Coaches online after checking their regular services from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on board the coach. National Express coaches run daily services from Cambridge to most airports in the UK.

By train

There are frequent trains to Cambridge from London (King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations). Direct express trains run from London Kings Cross every 30 minutes and take 48 minutes. From the north, connections are usually made via Peterborough or Ely. For comprehensive links and details of these services and for general railway information please visit the National Rail Enquiries web page.
Cambridge railway station is on Station Road (see location on University map).

By coach

National Express run regular services nationwide to and from Cambridge, Drummer Street/Parkside, which are in the City Centre.

By car

From the south & from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge.

Getting to Churchill College

Detailed directions to the college can be found here

Getting to NIAB Innovation Farm

Detailed directions to NIAB Innovation Farm can be found here

Delegates are expected to make their own way to NIAB Innovation Farm for the opening session on Monday 16th June. Return transport to the main hotels and Cambridge will be provided after the reception, and between venues Tuesday – Friday.

Visa requirements

It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure they secure the appropriate visa.
More information on the visa requirements for visiting the UK is available from the UK Border Agency website:
Non-European nationals: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/
European nationals: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/eucitizens/

Travel Insurance

It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they have appropriate travel insurance.


* Delegates must make their own way to NIAB Innovation Farm for registration and the opening session on Monday 16th June and transport will not be provided at the end of the conference on Friday 20th June for those leaving at lunchtime.


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