Cambridge is a city for all seasons with its array of inspirational museums, art galleries and world renowned architecture, however, Cambridge comes into its own during the summer.

The Exoplanets II Conference will be hosted at the Guildhall which is situated right in the heart of the Historic Quarter of Cambridge town centre, facing the Market Place. The Guildhall is a listed building designed in 1939 by Charles Cowles-Voysey and includes two halls, The Large Hall and The Small Hall where the conference will be held. 

Getting here

Getting around: Cambridge is known worldwide as a cycling city and there are many places to hire bikes. Due to the historic nature of the city, cycling or walking is by far the best way to get around, and a good chance to witness the vibrant nature of the city first-hand.

Arriving by rail: Trains run several times an hour between London and Cambridge. Good connections are also available from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Peterborough.

Arriving by air: Stanstead airport is only a 30 minute train journey or 45 minute drive from Cambridge.  Trains operate frequently.

Arriving by car: It is strongly recommended that you do not travel to Cambridge via car - parking is difficult and often full and traffic congestion in and around Cambridge is heavy during peak hours.  If coming by car is necessary, then the Guildhall is conveniently located next to the Grand Arcade multi-storey car park with spaces for 326, there are also 36 Blue Badge bays and cycle parking for over 200 bikes. Cambridge also offers 4 park and ride sites (Babraham Road, Newmarket Road, Madingley Road and Trumpington).  Please note that if you have booked the college accommodation offered with the registration package there is no parking provided.

Local Attractions

Cambridge boasts a wide range of activities and local attractions, ranging from cultural to musical. Find below a list of some of the attractions available during the summer season:

  • Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Punting along the River Cam
  • Visiting the Cambridge Colleges
  • Watching a play at the Cambridge Corn Exchange
  • Grand Arcade Shopping Centre and the Grafton Centre Shopping Centre
  • The Scott Polar Research Institute
  • The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Venue location


Download, print and display the conference poster (pdf).

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