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Our Cambridge office enjoys a prime location on East Road by The Grafton Centre. A number of local estate agents with which we work closely are located nearby. Our nearest other offices are in Bury St Edmunds, Ely or Peterborough in case one of them is more convenient for you.

We serve customers from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and surrounding counties and we have an office in London.

Parking:

The nearest car parks are Grafton East, Adam & Eve Street and Queen Anne Terrace at Gonville Place.

Transport:

Direct trains typically depart from London to Cambridge on average every 10-15 minutes throughout the day. Travellers can choose to depart from London Kings Cross on Great Northern or from London Liverpool Street Station with Greater Anglia. The average journey time from London to Cambridge by train will take from 45 mins to 1.5 hours.

You will find everything you ever needed to know about transport in Cambridge from Cambridge Online.

Information:

Cambridge is a beautiful city in East Anglia. Cambridge lies on the River Cam, a tributary of the Ouse. It is the county town of Cambridgeshire. Nearby towns and cities include Ely, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Bedford, Peterborough, St Ives and St Neots.

Cambridge is home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, was founded in 1209. The buildings of the university include King’s College Chapel, Cavendish Laboratory, and the Cambridge University Library, one of the largest legal deposit libraries in the world. The city’s skyline is dominated by several college buildings, along with the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, the chimney of Addenbrooke’s Hospital and St John’s College Chapel tower. Anglia Ruskin University, which evolved from the Cambridge School of Art and the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, also has its main campus in the city.

The City is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies born out of the university. More than 40% of the workforce have a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest biomedical research clusters in the world, is soon to house premises of AstraZeneca, a hotel and the relocated Papworth Hospital.

The Backs is a picturesque area to the east of Queen’s Road where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam, their grounds covering both banks of the river. The name “the Backs” refers to the backs of the colleges. The area consists of the rear grounds of the following colleges (north to south): St John’s with buildings on both sides of the river, spanned by the St John’s kitchen bridge and the famous Bridge of Sighs, Trinity College, Clare College, King’s College and Queens’ with buildings on both sides of the river, spanned by the Mathematical Bridge.

Historically, much of the land was used by the colleges for grazing livestock or growing fruit. Cattle can still be found grazing behind King’s College. The river was also an important commercial thoroughfare to the mill at Silver Street.

The favoured form of transport in the city is the bicycle and many of the outlying villages such as Granchester (home of Rupert Brooke the WW1 poet), Coton, Madingley, Girton, Trumpington, Fen Ditton, Barton, Comberton and Cherry Hinton are all within easy cycling distance of the City Centre. The village of Cottenham is famous for its racecourse which lies directly to the east of the village at Mason’s Pasture. The University of Cambridge horse racing clubs have been riding at Mason’s Pasture since the late 18th century.

Many of the villages in the Cambridge area have become popular with commuters to London who benefit from the best of city and country life. Amongst others the railway line passes through Foxton, Shepreth, Meldreth, Royston, Ashwell & Morden, Shelford, Whittlesford, Great Chesterford and Audley End.

The Visitor Information Centre can be found at The Guildhall, Peas Hill, Cambrdge, CB2 3AD telephone number 01223 791500.

Here is a fascinating page of information courtesy of Cambridge Ultrasonics.

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