About the Local Area

Cambridge is 50 miles from London.

Discovering Cambridge, and the vicinity.

Visit the famous university city of Cambridge; with its breathtaking buildings, the river running along the backs of the colleges, the bustling market at the centre of it all and the many thriving shops, bookshops, pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as the excellent accommodation. You could spend the day in the bustling market square, shopping or punting lazily down the River Cam.

The East of England covers the six counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The medieval city of Norwich is dominated by a superb cathedral and 12th C. castle - plus a vibrant mix of arts, shopping and restaurants. Colchester is Britain's oldest recorded town, and St. Albans, with its cathedral and the rich treasures of Verulamium, the third city of Roman Britain.

The Broads are Britain's largest nationally protected wetland, whilst stretching out from The Wash - The Fens are noted for their dramatic skies and sweeping vistas. To the west of the region, the rolling Dunstable Downs offer chalk life flora and fauna.

Currency

The currency in England is pounds sterling . We do not accept Euros as currency.

Emergency services

The British emergency services telephone number is 999. Through this number, you can contact the police, fire service and ambulance service. This number can be dialed from any mobile phone or land line and should only be used in an emergency.

Smoking

It is illegal to smoke in all enclosed public places and vehicles. This means you may not smoke in any restaurants, bars, airports, train stations or shopping malls. There are no indoor smoking rooms in our hospital or anywhere else. If you need to smoke you must do it outside and off the hospital grounds.

Driving

In the UK we drive on the left.

Taxis

Steve's Taxis - 01480 413222
Panther Taxis - 01223 715715

Public Transport

Rail: The nearest railway stations are St Neots (15 minutes), Huntingdon (20 minutes), Royston (20 minutes) and Cambridge (30 minutes) but you will need to complete your journey by taxi.

St Neots Station to Kings Cross Station, London 50 minutes

For details please contact Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

Airports

Distance of Papworth from:

Stanstead - 39 miles - 46 minutes
Luton - 37 miles - 55 minutes
Heathrow - 70 miles - 1 hr 24 minutes
Birmingham - 83 miles - 1 hr 33 minutes