Comfortable and affordable accommodation available during all college vacations. Limited on-site parking. No pets. Free WiFi


Set in 42 acres of open parkland in the north west corner of the city, Churchill College's location is a ten minute walk (or a short bus ride) from the historic city centre. Parking, which is at a premium in this city, is free, however, please note, it operates on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved or guaranteed. Please note, the College cannot accommodate pets.

Whilst not old like some other colleges, the light, generously proportioned rooms fulfil the needs of the modern traveller, including a spacious desk and free WiFi, a hospitality tray and toiletries.

History to the present day

Founded in 1958, Churchill College is the National and Commonwealth Memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. Nobel Prize winners Francis Crick, discoverer of the structure of DNA, and Anthony Hewish, the discoverer of the pulsar, were amongst its founding Fellows.

Food and Drinks

Full English and continental breakfasts are included and are served either in the college Buttery or the main Dining Hall between 07.30 and 09.30.

For lunch and dinner, guests are welcome to use either the dining hall or the buttery on a cash basis subject to opening hours and occasional private bookings.

Please note this is not self-catering accommodation, the student kitchen facilities are not for external guests.

The Buttery bar is open throughout the day for snacks and drinks (subject to some restricted opening times).  It provides the perfect space for catching-up with emails whilst relaxing with a refreshing drink, and a piano is available for those with a musical bent.

Grounds and gardens

The spacious grounds are home to an extensive collection of contemporary sculptures from a variety of well-known artists. They provide the perfect backdrop for an hour or two relaxing in the sun with a cool drink and a good book.

Other facilities

Additional facilities for residents include an on-site laundry, a TV room, an all day bar and café (subject to some restricted opening times) and sports facilities including squash and tennis courts and a multi-gym. Sports equipment, irons and hair dryers can all be borrowed from the Porters' Lodge.



No disabled access

20th century buildings

Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Games pitches

Squash court

Tennis court


24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Food and Drinks


Tea room

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Churchill College, Cambridge - Reviews


Based on 2273 reviews
Service 4.3
Rooms 3.9
Food 4.1
Value 4.1
Overall Experience 4.2

great base for shopping and nights out can walk in fifteen minutes or jump on a bus
Mrs margaret e

Beautifully clean and comfortable room. Everything we needed. Great value for money. Loved the experience of staying here. Thank you.
Mrs Helen R

It was everything I expected it to be. The staff were helpful and polite and the room was basic and comfy. Enjoyed my stay
Ms Sarah B

Always a happy return to Churchill. Many thanks for the great experience.
Dr (male) Bernhard R

Brilliant room, shared bathroom which was clean and fine , great value, was staying for a course so very handy for vet school and supper out! Best of all was breakfast excellent bacon and fabulous fruit salad and pastry. Lovely staff and met fascinating people. Don’t be put off by the 1960s architecture the place is perfect for exploring or tootling off to be academic
Mrs Meg A

I had a really great time there!
Dr (male) Ali M

Really impressed!
Mrs Ming B

Room was fine, clean and nice big window.
Miss Georgia L

inside the Churchill college and is very convenient to approach the conference hall and the breakfast is very good!
Dr (female) Jingjing X

Very nice en-suite room clear, quiet, clean, and functional. Beautiful view of the gardens. Good breakfast, cooked + fresh with a fresh fruits salad, cereals, yoghourt ... and fresh orange juice. Excellent experience. Very good value.
Mrs isabelle n

Arrival Info

Address: Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB3 0DS, United Kingdom

Both Check In and Check Out are dealt with at the Porters' Lodge. Rooms not vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure will automatically be charged a £30.00 late check out fee.

There is plentiful free parking on site. However, please note spaces cannot be reserved, it operates on a first come first serve basis.

From the City Centre

Storey's Way is the second turning on the right as you come out of Cambridge along the Madingley Road to the M11 and A428. This junction is marked with a traffic island in the middle of the road. Turn into Storey's Way and Churchill College is on the left.

Arriving by Rail

Cambridge railway station has a frequent service from London Kings Cross, the Midlands and the North and a direct link from Stansted Airport, as well as plentiful local services. Cambridge railway station is situated only 2 miles from Churchill College.

Arriving by Bus

The Citi 4 bus stops near to the College on the Madingley Road. The service operates on Mondays to Fridays from 07.00 to 19.30 with a 15-minute service frequency between the Madingley Road Park & Ride bus station and Addenbrooke's Hospital site.