Practical information for visitors
Arriving on Campus
The Campus operates a range of security measures including traffic control barriers at the entrance to Campus. Event organisers will collect drivers’ details and issue parking permits to delegates who are driving, allowing you to pass through the barriers when you give your name, and give you access to the Conference Centre car park for the duration of the event you are attending.
Visitors arriving by taxi or foot will need to show conference registration documentation at the security kiosk by the barriers, and the taxi will then drive down to the Conference Centre reception.
Please see the dedicated Accessibility page for information relevant to visitors with specific requirements.
For visitors to Campus who have booked accommodation directly with the Conference Centre (if not attending a conference, for example), our receptionists will forward your details to security so they know to expect you.
Standard check-in time is 2pm; we will do our best to accommodate early check-in requests.
Check out is at 10am.
If you would like to request a wake-up call in the morning, please contact the Conference Centre Reception on 5000.
There is free Wi-Fi internet access across Campus. Connect to the network ‘ConferenceGuest’ and follow the instructions.
Eating on campus
Breakfast is served in the Hinxton Hall Dining Room
Monday – Friday: 7.30am-9.00am
Saturday – Sunday: 8.00am – 09.30am
The Conference Centre dining room is open when there is an event on. If you are a guest who is not attending an event, you will be asked in advance if you would like to eat in the dining room at the same time as the event dinner. If this is not convenient, or if the dining room is closed, you can either order a Supper Tray from Reception ahead of your stay (for more information please phone reception on 01223 495000), or eat out.
The Graham Cameron Bar in Hinxton Hall is open for Conference Centre residents from 6pm (as long as there are minimum of 10 guests on site). Here you’ll find served a selection of beers, wines, cocktails as well as bar snacks, perfect for an evening in or late arrivals.
Eating off campus
If you would like to eat locally off Campus or go for evening drinks, we recommend the Red Lion in Hinxton, which is just a few minutes walk from the Conference Centre. Hinxton village is sign posted outside the Conference Centre: If you are standing outside the Conference Centre Reception facing the Hall, turn left and follow the road to the gate. Ring the intercom bell, and security will let you out. Cross straight over the road, down Hinxton High Street, and you’ll see the pub 150 meters down on your right.
Telephone for reservations: 01799 530601.
If you wish to leave Campus and do not have transport, taxi is the best form of transport. Find a list of taxi companies on the Getting here page.
If you need any assistance or information regarding your stay, or in case of an emergency, please phone the Conference Centre Reception from your room on 5000. If it is the weekend and Reception happens to be closed, your call will be diverted to the Security Desk (ext. 6815) who will be able to assist you.
Other useful information
For emergency supplies there is a 24-hour service station and Marks & Spencer supermarket located 2miles/3 km from Campus. Address: Whittlesford Bridge, CB2 4HD, Telephone: 01223 495690