Travel and location
Conveniently situated in the heart of East Anglia, Cambridge has excellent travel links with the rest of the country. London Stansted Airport is the best
arrival point as it’s just a 30 minute direct train journey or taxi ride to Cambridge. London Luton and London City are within easy reach and London
Heathrow and London Gatwick airports are accessible by taxi, coach and train. Central London is just a 50 minute direct train journey from Cambridge.
You can travel to either King’s Cross St Pancras for international links or to Liverpool Street and the historic heart of the City of London. Cambridge
is a beautiful, compact and quiet city, best seen by bike or on foot. Bicycles are available for hire at the school, and the city is well served by
Cambridge is home not only to one of the world’s great universities, its iconic buildings and colleges peppering the old town, but also to the dynamic
high-tech hub sometimes known as ‘Silicon Fen’ (Microsoft Research, ARM, CSR, Autonomy and several thousand more), and the largest biomedical campus
The result is a rich mix of students and professionals, and an ambience of tradition, scholarship and innovation. The town is host to a myriad of cafes,
restaurants and pubs (including The Eagle, in the front room of which Crick and Watson demonstrated the first model of the double-helix structure of
DNA in 1953), and to innumerable buildings of great historical and architectural significance (King’s College Chapel, the Wren Library, the Mathematical
Bridge, Trinity Great Court, etc.).
OISE is located a fifteen minute walk from the historic centre and just around the corner from the rail station, in an area lively with bars, shops
and restaurants. It stands directly opposite the celebrated Botanic Garden, one of the oldest and most extensive in the country.