19th Century Grade II listed college affiliated to Cambridge University, 38 fully en-suite rooms, just a short walk from Cambridge city centre.


Westminster College is situated in the heart of Cambridge making it a good location for a leisure break or business trip. The college is easily accessible from major road networks. The city centre and its main attractions are within a 3 minute walk from the college, making this an ideal place to visit.

Offering single suites, single or double ensuite rooms, where some singles with disabled access are usually available. Tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries are also provided in the rooms, including bed linen/ extra blankets / towels and the use of hairdryers.

Some bedrooms are equipped with a kitchenette. If you need access to a fridge, please note this in the "Additional information" section of the booking form and book a suite.

On-site car parking is very limited and is operated on a Pay and Display basis between 5pm and 8am. There is no parking available between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Where possible, guests are advised to utilise Madingley Road Park and Ride or alternative public car parks in the nearby vicinity.

History to the present day

Westminster College buildings were built in 1899 by the Presbyterian Church of England, to replace their existing one in London. The move to Cambridge was largely at the urging of two remarkable twin sisters, Margaret and Agnes Smith, whose portraits now hang in the main dining hall. The college is a Grade II listed building. Almost all the original work survives, with modern facilities sympathetically introduced.

The College is today a Theological College affiliated with Cambridge University with some 50 students; most in training for ministry in the Church.

Food and Drinks

A full English or continental buffet breakfast is included in B&B rates and is usually* served in the College's main dining hall. Dietary requirements can be catered for if advised in advance.

Breakfast is served between 7.30am - 9.00am on weekdays, 7.30am - 9.30am on Saturday and 8.00am - 9.30am on Sunday. Alternative breakfast serving times can be arranged on request, subject to availability. Depending on the date of your stay, lunch and dinner may be available at an additional cost. If you would like more information, please make your request in the additional information section of the booking form.

A vending machine is located on the first floor of the residential wing and is stocked with cold drinks and snacks as well as some toiletries and other supplies.

The Chefs take great pride in sourcing the finest seasonal ingredients from local suppliers, in a bid to actively promote sustainability. The college has been awarded the highest rating of “Excellent 5 Stars” from Cambridge City Council for food hygiene and cleanliness standards. Many good restaurants, cafés and shops are within easy walking distance.

Other facilities

Free wireless internet connection in all bedrooms - a code will be supplied on check-in or is available upon request from reception.

Coin operated launderette facilities are available on-site, including irons and ironing boards. 

There are no TV's in bedrooms. The TV facilities in the student lounge may very occasionally be available for guest use outside of term time but this is subject to availability and discretion.

All rooms are centrally heated and there is also a lift available to all floors. Luggage storage available.

Under 18s cannot be accommodated alone. Children are welcome to share a double room with a parent or guardian. Please note that Westminster College is unable to provide 'twin bed' accommodation. 

Due to the nature of our core business and historic building we are unable to accept Stag or Hen parties.

Children under 2 years are welcome to stay with their parent(s) in the same room at no charge to a maximum of one child per room. A travel cot can be provided, by prior request, free of charge but linen is not included and guests will need to supply their own. To book a travel coat, please mention in the Additional Information section of the booking form that you are bringing your child and whether you wish for a cot to be provided.


19th century buildings

Breakfast included

Private car parking for a charge (on site)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18


Historic Property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers


Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Bring your own travel cot

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Nearby recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

Westminster College, Cambridge - Reviews


Based on 2176 reviews
Service 4.7
Rooms 4.6
Food 4.2
Website 4.5
Value 4.5
Overall Experience 4.6

I would gladly stay here again.
Mr Charles S

We loved staying here. Excellent room, very friendly people and great atmosphere. Central to all of Cambridge. We highly recommend it and will book here again.
Mr David K

Staff at reception were very friendly and efficient. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Good location that is also easily accessible. A very enjoyable stay.
Mr Polys P

friendly helpful staff and very clean accommodation Thank you
Mr Nicholas M

A pleasurable stay. Lovely building. Good breakfast too. Would stay again.
Mr Laurence O

Great welcome on arrival. Room very clean and fabulous shower. No complaints. Breakfast quality and choice very good, comparable with hotel breakfasts. Better to get to breakfast in good time as by 09:20 we found some things not available, however food was good.
Mrs Sheila D

This was the first time we had stayed at Westminster College and we were so impressed with study room en suite, size, cleanliness, well equipped. Breakfast was very good with the quality of the cooked breakfast being excellent. Lovely location in Cambridge and with parking facilities too.
Mrs margaret G

Westminster College is truly lovely - beautiful architecture and I was delighted with my stay there - the standard of rooms was excellent and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Dr Karen L

Short stay, but very good
Prof Hugh B

Room was clean and well maintained. Good facilities and WiFi worked well. All as described on the website.
Mr Andrew B

Travel Info

Address: Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB3 0AA, United Kingdom

Check In: From 2.00pm - 10.00pm

Check Out:  By 10.00am 

Please note: We are unable to accept check-in's after 10.00pm. 

On arrival, please report to reception (located at the main entrance to the college) where a cottage key will be issued. Luggage storage is available on request if your arrival time is before 2pm and your cottage isn't ready. However, please bear in mind that the college cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage to any personal belongings. 

Directions: We are located just a moment’s walk north-west of the Cambridge City Centre, Westminster College is located on the mini-roundabout at the junction of Madingley Road, Queens’ Road and Northampton Street. 

By Car:

Please note as from Thursday 1st February 2018, Westminster College carpark will be regulated as below: 

Monday to Friday – 8am to 5pm – Annual Permit holders only

Monday to Friday – 5pm to 8am – Pay and Display (£1.50 per hour, £5.00 over 3 hours and overnight stay)

Weekends All day – Pay and Display (£1.50 per hour, £5.00 over 3 hours and overnight stay) 

Although, the College is easily accessible from the major road networks (A14 and M11), parking on-site remains extremely limited and we cannot guarantee parking on-site on arrival. 

Also Cambridge gets very congested during peak times and access by car might not be the fastest mean of transport. Therefore, when possible, we strongly encourage using public transports and/or alternatively parking around the College, like Madingley Road Park and Ride, Pound Hill parking or Castle Hill pay and display.

You will find further details about alternative parking from our website, here:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on 01223 33 06 30.

By Rail:

Cambridge Station is about a 35 – 45 minute walk from the college. Buses run every 8 minutes into the centre of Cambridge and taxis are available for hire. By bus/coach: The College is about a 15-minute walk through the city from Drummer Street Bus Station. A taxi from the station to the college will cost around £10.