The Department of Chemistry is located on Lensfield Road, at the south of the city. Please visit the Department's reception when you arrive, and they will contact the person you are visiting.
- The Department, Cambridge and the surrounding area (Google Maps)
- Official University Map, showing the Deparment (including location of reception, at the west end of the Department)
Please note that there is very limited parking availability at the Department. If you require a parking space, please contact your host in advance to arrange this.
Getting to the Department
If you are able, why not bring your bike? There are plenty of cycle routes and cycle lanes in Cambridge and cycling also helps you beat the traffic. The whole of the front cycle parking area is available for use by visitors and students.
Train timetables are available at the National Rail website. There are regular trains from London King's Cross and London Liverpool Street. The train station is approximately 0.7 miles from the Department; please see Google Maps for the walking route from the train station. Alternatively, if you prefer to take a taxi, there is a taxi rank immediately outside the train station.
The main Cambridge bus station is located at Drummer Street. The bus station is approximately 0.6 miles from the Department; please see Google Maps for the walking route. Alternatively, if you prefer to take a taxi, there is a taxi rank next to the bus station.
From the South take the M11 and exit at junction 12.
From the West, take the A428 from Bedford and exit at the A1303 as you approach Cambridge.
From the North, take the A14 and follow the signs to Cambridge.
From the East, take the A14 and exit at the A1309 (signed to Cambridge Science Park).
Parking in the city is very limited, and many of the roads in city centre are only open to buses and taxis. There are a number of Park and Ride sites, from which there are regular bus services into the city centre. Please note that parking at the Chemistry site must be booked in advance with your host. For further details, please see the road map.
Cambridge airport offers services from/to a limited number of destinations.
The nearest major airport is Stansted. There is a regular train service from Stansted Airport to Cambridge, taking approximately 30 minutes (please see above for details on getting from Cambridge train station to the Department).
From Heathrow Airport, you can travel by the Piccadilly Line on the Tube to King's Cross (please see the Transport for London website) and then take the train to Cambridge, or there are regular bus services from the airport (please see the National Express website). The journey from Heathrow to Cambridge takes around 2 hrs by underground/train, and 3.5 hrs by bus, subject to traffic conditions.
From Gatwick Airport, you can travel by train to Victoria, followed by the Tube to King's Cross, and then via train to Cambridge. Alternatively, bus services are available. The journey from Gatwick to Cambridge takes around 2 hrs by underground/train, and around 4-5 hrs by bus, subject to traffic conditions