Map of Cambridge
Travelling to Sidney
The college is located at the heart of the city centre. The front gate and Porters' Lodge are on Sidney Street (Marked with a bowler hat and red triangle on the interactive map), and the back gate is on Hobson Street (Marked with a red triangle and car on the map). Should you ask the way, it is worth remembering that the college is opposite Sainsbury's - not everyone knows where the college is, but nearly everyone knows where Sainsbury's is! Unfortunately, the college car park is very small and so we are ordinarily unable to provide visitors with parking.
Both traffic and parking in Cambridge are a nightmare, and by far the best approach is to use one of the city's five Park and Ride sites, as follows:
- West (off the A45) - Madingley Road Park and Ride
- East (off the A14) - Newmarket Road Park and Ride
- North (off the A10) - Milton Park and Ride
- Southeast (off the A604) - Babraham Road Park and Ride
- Southwest (off the A10/A1301/M11) - Trumpington Park and Ride
The Park and Ride sites are all well signposted off the major routes into Cambridge. The number 77 bus serves the Madingley Road and Newmarket Road sites, the number 99 serves the Cowley Road and Babraham Road sites, and the number 88 serves the Trumpington site. Parking is free; the return bus fares start from £2.50.
Visitors approaching Cambridge from the South are advised to take the M11 and exit at Junction 13, which is adjacent to the Madingley Road Park and Ride site.
There are also some multi-storey car parks in Cambridge, but these are hugely expensive (up to £15 per stay) and often full. However, should you wish to fight the traffic and pay up, the closest to Sidney is Park Street car park which is accessible only via Victoria Avenue, Maids Causeway and then Jesus Lane. Permanent bollards and one way systems block access from other directions.
NOTE: School parties travelling to an Open Day by coach should be aware that car parks in Cambridge city centre are restricted to short stay only. If overnight parking for coaches is required they would be well advised to use the Park and Ride facilities and make their own arrangements with the Park and Ride authority (Manager's telephone no. 01223 718167). We are sorry that there are no facilities at the College.
Sidney is a twenty-minute walk from Cambridge railway station - follow Station Road, Regent Street, St Andrews Street and then Sidney Street. There are regular buses to the city centre - numbers 3, 4, 5 and 5a to Arbury will all take you to Drummer Street bus station. There is also a taxi rank outside the station.
From Drummer Street Bus Station
The College is a five-minute walk from Drummer Street bus station. Take Emmanuel Street - not Emmanuel Road - then turn right into St Andrews Street, and keep straight on for Sidney Street. Cambridgeshire County Council has a useful section covering bus routes and timetables for services in and around the city.