Living and studying in Cambridge
The city of Cambridge is in the southeast of England, 50 miles north of London. It's a beautiful and lively place to live with a range of attractions both in the city centre and the surrounding area. Whilst it is famous for the historic city centre, punting on the River Cam and being the home of world-class museums, students have also made their mark on the city, with student-organised activities and social opportunities taking place throughout the week.
Homerton College is based in south Cambridge, just outside the city centre and close to the biomedical campus. We have acres of green space, modern facilities and a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere. Our students often describe Homerton as the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of lectures in town.
Cambridge Leisure Park is a short walk from the Homerton grounds, with local supermarkets, a bowling alley, cinema and popular comedy/music venue The Junction. Also close by is Mill Road, with a number of local and independent shops, cafes and restaurants regularly enjoyed by Cambridge residents and students alike.
Travel in Cambridge
Cambridge is well known for its bicycles, and with bike lanes across the city and bike storage on almost every street corner it is a safe, convenient and environmentally friendly way to travel.
Whilst many students cycle, there are also excellent transport facilities. The train station is just a 10-minute walk from Homerton College and buses run every 10 minutes from outside the College into the town centre. Cambridge is also well connected to a host of destinations around the UK, most significantly just 50 minutes from London by train.