Travel and visas


Travel

The city of Cambridge is in the south east of England, 50 miles north of London. It is well served by road and rail links, and is within an easy distance of the major London airports.

Homerton College is situated on Hills Road just out of the City Centre between the main railway station and Addenbrookes Hospital, offering easy access by any means of transport. All visitors arriving at the College should report to the Porter's Lodge, located in the Mary Allen Building - Main Entrance.

A location map for travel to Cambridge and Homerton College can be found online at www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/abouthomerton/contact

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By air - from London airports

The airport closest to Cambridge is Stansted (www.stanstedairport.com), from where there are good train and taxi connections to Cambridge.


By coach

National Express (www.nationalexpress.co.uk) manage routes from many UK cities to Cambridge.


By train

Homerton College is conveniently located for travel by train, it is only a 20 minute walk away from Cambridge's main station. There are regular trains to London King's Cross (approximate journey time 50 minutes) or less frequently from London Liverpool Street (approximate journey time 40 minutes). There are also good connections from Peterborough, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (www.nationalrail.co.uk, Tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).


By car

From London:
Follow directions to Cambridge along the M11. At Junction 11 take the A1309 into Cambridge. At the second set of major traffic lights, ignoring all pedestrian lights, keep in the right hand lane and turn right into Long Road (signposted to Addenbrookes Hospital). Continue to next main crossroads. Turn left into Hills Road and Homerton College is approximately half a mile on the left hand side.

From the North: Follow directions to the A1 south and follow the A1 and A1(M) until it joins the A14. Take the A14 as far as the M11, and then take the M11 to Junction 11 and follow the A1309 into Cambridge. At the second set of major traffic lights, ignoring all pedestrian lights, keep in the right hand lane and turn right into Long Road (signposted to Addenbrookes Hospital). Continue to next main crossroads. Turn left into Hills Road and Homerton College is approximately half a mile on the left hand side.

You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.


Parking

For short term parking, park in the main entrance car park and report to the Porter's Lodge for a temporary parking permit. For conference visitors and long term parking, please enter the College via Harrison Drive, 100 yards from the main entrance, and continue to the end of this road where you will find the visitor's car park on the left had side. A site map of the College highlighting the location of the conference parking can be downloaded here.


Taxis

A1 Cabco Taxis +44 (0) 01223 52 55 55 / +44 (0) 1223 31 31 31
Panther Taxis - +44 (0) 1223 715715

Visas

Citizens of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are from any other country, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/.


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    20 January 2014
  • Early registration deadline:
    10 March 2014
  • Registration deadline:
    4 April 2014

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