e-Energy 2014 will be held at The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
- 45 minutes from London, 30 mins to Stansted Airport
- Train Heathrow/Gatwick, via london - about 2 hour transit.
- Lecture rooms for 264 & 125 people w/ 2 projectors&visualisers&audio
There is no official conference accommodation, but we provide some recommendations below:
University accommodation is pleasant and affordable:
Current rates at Westminster College are:
£69.60 for a single ensuite room
£100.80 for a double ensuite
The Royal Cambridge Hotel
From £116.10 for a single room
From £134.80 for a double room
Arundel House Hotel
From £155.00 for a single or double room
From £95.00 for a single room
From £110.00 for a double room
The University Arms Hotel
There is a number of other options to explore in various locations (Cambridge is not big!) and for various prices
Information about getting to the Computer Laboratory and finding your way round the West Cambridge site when you are here is available from the Laboratory website
Arriving by plane or train there are multiple options.
- The nearest and most convenient airport is London Stansted (STN), followed by London Luton (LTN), London City (LCY), and London Heathrow (LHR).
- From Stansted Airport:
- By coach: Coaches run fairly regularly from Stansted to Cambridge. Visit the National Express website for details. The journey is approximately 60 minutes and you arrive at Parkside, by Parker’s Piece. From here you will need either to take a taxi or walk to Drummer Street and catch a Citi 4 local bus from Bay D3.
- By train (see National Rail Enquiries for more information): Trains run hourly between Stansted and Cambridge with a journey time of about 40 minutes.
- From Luton Airport: for information on how to get to and from Luton Airport by train, road or coach, visit the To and from the airport pages of the Luton Airport website.
- From London City Airport: For information on how to get to and from London City Airport by train, road or coach, visit the Getting to and from the airport pages of the London City Airport website.
- From Heathrow airport:
- By coach: There is a fairly frequent coach to Cambridge which leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station; some coaches also call at Terminals 4 and 5. Enquire at the airport for stops and bus times, or check the National Express website. The journey is a little over two hours and you arrive at Parkside, by Parker’s Piece. From here you will need either to take a taxi or walk to Drummer Street and catch a Citi 4 local bus from Bay D3.
- By train (see National
Rail Enquiries for more information): Either
take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to King’s Cross station
(about 45 minutes) and take a train to Cambridge station.
Take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (15 minutes) and then the Underground (Circle Line or Hammersmith & City Line) to King’s Cross (another 15 minutes), and take a train to Cambridge station.
- From Gatwick Airport:
- By coach: You are advised to go by train, as coaches between Gatwick and Cambridge can take up to 4 hours.
- By train (see National Rail Enquiries for more information): Take the train from Gatwick to London St Pancras (formerly the Thameslink service, but now operated by First Capital Connect) and take a direct train from King’s Cross to Cambridge (St Pancras and King’s Cross stations are adjacent). Alternatively, you can take the Gatwick Express train to London Victoria station and take the Victoria Underground line to King’s Cross station for a direct train to Cambridge.
- Tip: Coming from north-western Europe, the Eurostar service to London St Pancras International followed by a train from King’s Cross, which is adjacent, is often more convenient than flying.
- Cambridge train station is located one mile south-east of the City Centre.
- There is a frequent train service between Cambridge and London:
- London King’s Cross station (45 - 60 minutes journey)
- London Liverpool Street station (60 - 90 minutes journey).
- The fast trains leave roughly every half hour between 6.00 am and midnight. For more information, visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
- Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from the railway station to the West Cambridge Site, and if this is your first trip, we recommend getting a taxi.
By National Bus
All national bus services currently stop in Parkside, by Parker’s Piece. From here you will need either to take a taxi or walk to Drummer Street and catch a Citi 4 local bus from Bay D3. More information available from National Express website.
Getting around Cambridge
You might find it useful to have a copy of the surrounding area of the William Gates Building map with you for guidance.
Please look at the PDF map and directions for getting to the William Gates Building by car.
On foot or bicycle
The William Gates Building is 2 km (1.3 miles) west of the City Centre, along Madingley Road, towards the American Cemetery.
For a map of directions from the City Centre you can view the Googlemap Cycle and footpath route from City Centre to JJ Thomson Avenue.
From the City Centre:
- Go west on Garret Hostel Lane
- Cross Queen’s Road into Burrell’s Walk (past the University Library)
- Cross Grange Road into Adams Road
- Continue at the top onto the Coton cyclepath
- Turn right into Clerk Maxwell Road
- Turn left beside the Centre for Applied Photonics and Electronics to the William Gates Building.
Things to see and do in Cambridge…
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