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Scholarly calm in the heart of Cambridge

Hughes Hall is located right in the heart of Cambridge, halfway between the railway station and the market square. Our main site is a quiet and secluded group of buildings clustered around the University cricket ground, on the edge of the old centre of Cambridge. Just around the corner is Mill Road, famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and many shops and cafés. Nearby is Regent Street, a commercial centre and the city’s ‘High Street’.

Take a short walk across beautiful Parker’s Piece and you pass from the scholarly calm of the college into the bustling old centre of Cambridge. The Guildhall, in the city centre, is about 0.75 miles (1.2km) away.

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This information should help you travel to Hughes Hall by rail, coach and on foot, and also provides information about parking.

Rail and coach stations

Cambridge railway station is less than a mile (1.6km) away, and Parkside coach terminus is just 550 yards (500m) away. Hughes Hall is conveniently situated and is the nearest Cambridge College to both. Train tickets can be bought online at www.nationalrail.co.uk and bus and train journeys can be planned using www.traveline.info.


Cambridge is easily accessible by bicycle.  Hughes Hall has cycle parking racks outside the Margaret Wileman Building and Mill Road has several convenient cycle repair and accessory shops.

E-bikes and e-scooters are available throughout the city, including many that are specifically located at Park and Ride sites and train stations. These can be located by downloading the Voi app from www.voiscooters.com and are available to unlock for £1; they cost £0.20 per minute between 6am and 8pm.

Access on foot

The main entrance for people and vehicles is by the Mortimer Road gate, where the Porters’ Lodge is located. Use this gate if you’re visiting the College.

There is a second entrance, for pedestrians only, by the gate at Gresham Court on Gresham Road. Access is by keycard only, so you will need to arrange in advance if you want to visit via this entrance.


We have limited on-site parking available for students and visitors, but you must arrange to use it in advance. The Queen Anne Terrace car park, just by the main gate on Mortimer Road, is a convenient place to park for a short time.

An electric charging point can be made available to guests with permission to park in College by arrangement with the Porters.  Electric charging points are also available in the Queen Anne Terrace car park.

Cambridge has five Park and Ride car parks, on main approach roads, where parking is free and frequent buses travel to and from the City Centre.  Maps and timetables are available at www.cambridgeparkandride.info.