The Department of Sociology
University of Cambridge
Free School Lane
Cambridge is around 50 minutes by train from London King's Cross station using the non-stop 'Cambridge Express' service (which runs twice an hour). Trains from London Liverpool Street station take slightly longer. The Eurostar service from Paris takes just over two hours and arrives into central London at St Pancras International station, which is just across the road from King's Cross and the direct train service to Cambridge.
The Sociology Department is a ten-minute taxi ride from the rail station and taxis can be found outside the station entrance.
From the south, leave the M11 at Junction 11. This exit road will eventually become Trumpington Street. Turn right onto Pembroke Street. The New Museums Site and the Sociology Department can be found on the first left turn, down Free School Lane.
From the north, leave the A1 at the A14 (Junction 14). Continue on the M11, and exit at Junction 12 onto the A603. Follow the A603 into Cambridge, and at the roundabout at Newnham Road, take the 2nd exit onto the A1134 (Fen Causeway), then at the next roundabout take the first exit on Trumpington St. Turn right onto Pembroke Street, and the New Museums Site, and specifically the Sociology Department, is located on the left-hand side, down Free School Lane.
There is metered parking along Trumpington Street, or you may prefer to park at the Grand Arcade shopping centre's car park, which is next to the New Museums and Downing Sites. If you are staying for longer than a few hours, we recommend that you use one of Cambridge's five Park and Ride sites, where a bus takes you from a site on the outskirts of Cambridge to the city centre bus station, which is less than 10 minutes' walk from the Department.
Regular National Express coach services link Cambridge to London, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick.
Cambridge can be reached by car from the following airports:
- 40 minutes from London Stansted Airport
- 1 hour 5 minutes from London Luton Airport
- 1 hour 45 minutes from London Gatwick Airport
- 1 hour 30 minutes from London Heathrow Airport
There is an hourly direct train from Stansted to Cambridge which takes around 35 minutes. Alternatively National Express have coaches making regular trips from all four London airports to Cambridge.
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