Our Venue

 

Located in the heart of Cambridge city centre, the Corn Exchange is not only one of the most beautiful venues in the city, but is a short walking distance from some of the most notable landmarks such as King’s College. With its beautiful arches and facades, the venue is emblematic of the city’s rich and deep cultural heritage, whilst offering all the seating arrangements and state-of-the-art facilities to host an event such as Amandla Forum.

 

 

 

Our Host City: Why Cambridge?

 

Cambridge, UK is not only considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, housing world-class universities, but it has also become a global hub for technological innovation. Whether its Silicon Fen or Cambridge Phenomenon, the city has become a model for development and innovation, with an economy growing to over £33 billion in 2015. Over 1000 high technology companies have set up offices and an estimated 4000 start-ups have burgeoned in the city. With over a third of the 50,000 jobs created in the city in the knowledge intensive sector, not only is Cambridge a perfect match for the knowledge-sharing Amandla Forum, but it also offers excellent insights on how to spur sustainable development.

 

 

Getting To Cambridge

Cambridge is situated in the East of England, 60 miles North of London and very well placed for access by road, rail and air.

Below you can find some facts and links to useful web sites to help you with your travel planning.

Train

Cambridge has a fast train service to and from London Kings’ Cross, which is adjacent to St Pancras for Eurostar connections. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and several fast trains depart each hour, to check exact arrival and departure times please visit National Rail

Air (& bus)

London Stansted is situated 30 miles south of Cambridge and offers a number of routes to and from Europe and other UK destinations. Direct routes to Cambridge by National Express bus services and trains are available and taxis are plentiful.

London Gatwick, London Heathrow and London Luton are all within 1-2 hours drive of Cambridge and accessible by public transport via connecting bus and train services in London.

Car

For delegates that prefer to drive, Cambridge offers a number of Park & Ride sites on the outskirts of the City and journey times into the centre take just a few minutes. If overnight parking is required for your delegates we can offer group rates for central parking locations, Cambridge City Council can offer more information on this service.

Cambridge City Council is the best resource for the most up-to-date information regarding traveling to, around and access to Cambridge. Here you’ll find information about road closures, buses, trains, taxis etc:

Cambridgeshire County Council website

Stay in a Cambridge College:

https://www.meet-cambridge.com/how-we-can-help/stay-in-a-cambridge-college

Stay in a Cambridge Hotel, B&B, Guest House:

http://www.visitcambridge.org/accommodation

HotelMap:

https://www.hotelmap.com/london-hotels/cambridge-brew-house/xcambre1/V (sample link)

HotelMap work with a variety of conferences, event and venues worldwide to show live room availability nearby to a particular event or venue.  It provides a great way for delegates/attendees to see all of the accommodation options on one map.  All bookings are made directly with the hotel without leaving HotelMap and all rates are live.