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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory



The Cavendish Laboratory is off Madingley Road, on JJ Thomson Avenue to the west of the city.

Please visit reception when you arrive and they will contact the person you are visiting.


PLEASE NOTE: There are minimal provisions for visitors car parking on the Cavendish site. Please contact your host to arrange parking provision in good time.


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By Train

The timetable for Cambridge-London trains can be found here. Trains run from both King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations in London. Cambridge station is about 3 miles from The Cavendish - it is best to take a taxi.

By Car

This needs to be pre-booked in advance by your host.

Coming from the South, you will probably come up the M11. Leave at junction 13, turn right along the A1303. The Cavendish is on the right after a mile or so on JJ Thomson Avenue.

Coming from the West, you will probably come on the A428 from Bedford. Take the A1303 as you approach Cambridge, and you will be on the Madingley Road, with the Cavendish on the right off JJ Thomson Avenue before you enter the city.

Coming from the North, you should come on the A14 (formerly A604). Take the exit for Cambridge, and you enter along the Huntingdon Road. Turn right along Storey's Way, then right when you reach Madingley Road, to find the Cavendish on the left on JJ Thomson Avenue.

See the road map for more details.

By Air

Cambridge Airport has scheduled services to some cities.

The closest of the London Airports is Stansted. Buses run approximately hourly to Cambridge, taking about 45 minutes (very dependent upon traffic). From the bus station it is about a 35 minute walk to the Cavendish (via Burrell's Walk and the Coton footpath - see map), or you can take a taxi.

Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both served by hourly buses to Cambridge. The scheduled journey time is about two hours from Heathrow and three hours from Gatwick. Alternatively, you can take the underground or train from Heathrow or a train from Gatwick to central London, and then a train to Cambridge.

By Bus

There is a national bus station at Drummer Street in Cambridge. From there you can get a taxi to The Cavendish.

By Local Bus

Latest timetable of a new local bus route that will has a stop directly outside the Cavendish Laboratory.

Maps of the Surrounding Area

The Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge and the surrounding area. Click on the map for a higher resolution version.

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