University accommodation in two different locations only a short distance from Cambridge city centre.
Lucy Cavendish College student accommodation is situated within a 10-15 minute walk of the city centre, but away from the hustle and bustle. The College offers free WIFI and car parking to its guests whilst staying in College, at the main College site.
Clean and comfortable, the student rooms are ensuite, centrally heated and bath and hand towels are provided, as well as complimentary toiletries. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided either in the bedroom or a nearby kitchen, which is equipped so that guests can prepare snacks if they wish.
History to the present day
Lucy Cavendish College was established in 1965 as a college at the University of Cambridge for women aged over 21. Women from a variety of backgrounds come to Lucy Cavendish where they can study at this world-class university at a time in their lives that suits them. The College is named after Lucy Cavendish, a leading Victorian campaigner for the reform of women’s education.
Food and Drinks
Breakfast is provided unless otherwise specified.
There are a wide range of gastro pubs and restaurants within a 5 - 10 minute walk of College.
Grounds and gardens
There is 3 acres of informal gardens linking all their buildings. There are a number of garden benches dotted around where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the College. You are welcome to walk on the grass!
Launderette facilities, including iron and ironing board, are available on site.
Hair dryers for loan and plug adaptors for sale are available from the Porters' Lodge. There is a television room available for guests to use and a computer where you can check your emails.
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Disabled access available for some rooms
Free broadband access (wired)
Free broadband access (wifi)
Food and Drinks
Continental breakfast (included)
Museums (walking distance)
Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
Theatre (walking distance)
Address: Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0BU, United Kingdom
Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:00 (11:00pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)
Check Out: 06:00 (6:00am) - 09:30 (9:30am)
On arrival, please report to the Porters' Lodge (first building on the left as you come into the College's private road) where you will be given a key and directed to your room(s).
By Road: M11 Junction 13, turn right at sliproad traffic lights, then go straight over next traffic lights, continue straight for a mile. When you can see that the road terminates at a mini roundabout about 150 metres ahead, you will come to a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights, look for a left turn marked 'Huntingdon, A14, Arbury, Shire Hall'. Take this, then first left into Lucy Cavendish College.
Car parking is available at the College.
On Foot: Lucy Cavendish College is 10 minutes to the north of the city centre, just off "The Backs". It is situated on the corner of Lady Margaret Road and Madingley Road.
For guests who are allocated a room at our Histon Road student accommodation, further instructions will be given on arrival at the Porters' Lodge.