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Visiting Sidney Sussex

Sidney MapMap of the College

Sidney Sussex College is located in the centre of Cambridge. The layout of the College, with its mix of historic and contemporary buildings and beautiful gardens, is shown in the sketch map.  You can click on the image to open the map as a PDF.

Visitors to College should report to the Porters' Lodge.  The main entrance gates and Porters' Lodge are located on Sidney Street, opposite the supermarket Sainsbury's. 

You can also find out more about the College's facilities in our Virtual Tour.



Interactive Map

Travelling to Sidney

By Car

The College's main entrance and Porters' Lodge are marked on this map of Cambridge with a bowler hat and red triangle. The gate to the College's car park on King Street is marked with a red triangle and car on the map. Unfortunately, the car park is very small and so ordinarily we are unable to provide parking to visitors. Enquiries about visitor parking should be directed to the Head Porter Mr Colin Maxted (+44 1223 338800).

Please note that this car park can only be accessed from Hobson Street. St Andrews Street is not accessible to private vehicles after the junction with Park Terrace. To get to Hobson Street it is necessary to travel along Park Terrace and then anti-clockwise around Parker Street, Drummer Street and Emmanuel Street. Turn right into St Andrew's Street and continue along to Hobson Street and King Street.

Parking in Cambridge

Due to constraints on parking, visitors are advised to use one of the city's five Park and Ride sites:

  • 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. Information about service times and charges can be found on Cambridgeshire County Council's website.

Details of nearby multi-storey car parks can be found on Cambridge City Council's website. The closest to Sidney is in nearby Park Street.  This is accessible via Victoria Avenue or Maids Causeway, and then Jesus Lane. Permanent bollards and one way systems block access from other directions.

NOTE: School parties travelling to Sidney 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.

By Rail

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 from the railway station to the city centre - numbers 1, 3, 7 and 8 drop off on St Andrews Street outside the Magistrates' Court.  Continue north (in the direction of the vehicle traffic) and where the road forks continue along the pedestrianised Sidney Street to reach the College.

There is also a taxi rank outside the station.

By Coach

Long distance coach stops are adjacent to the Police Station on Parkside.  The College is a ten minute walk away.  Walk north up Parkside and Parker Street, then turn left onto Emmanuel Street and right into St Andrews Street.  Follow the directions as above.