Comfortable and affordable accommodation available during all college vacations. Limited on-site parking. No pets.


Set in 42 acres of open parkland in the north west corner of the city, Churchill College's location is a ten minute walk (or a short bus ride) from the historic city centre. Parking, which is at a premium in this city, is free, however, please note, it operates on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved or guaranteed. Please note, the College cannot accommodate pets.

Whilst not old like some other colleges, the light, generously proportioned rooms fulfill the needs of the modern traveller, including a spacious desk and free WiFi with a hospitality tray and toiletries.

History to the present day

Founded in 1958, Churchill College is the National and Commonwealth Memorial to Sir Winston Churchill. Nobel Prize winners Francis Crick, discoverer of the structure of DNA, and Anthony Hewish, the discoverer of the pulsar, were amongst its founding Fellows.

Food and Drinks

Full English and continental breakfasts are included and are served either in the college Buttery or the main Dining Hall between 07.30 and 09.30.

For lunch and dinner, guests are welcome to use either the dining hall or the buttery on a cash basis subject to opening hours and occasional private bookings.

Please note this is not self-catering accommodation, the student kitchen facilities are not for external guests.

The Buttery bar is open throughout the day for snacks and drinks (subject to some restricted opening times).  It provides the perfect space for catching-up with emails whilst relaxing with a refreshing drink, and a piano is available for those with a musical bent.

Grounds and gardens

Our spacious grounds are home to an extensive collection of contemporary sculptures from a variety of well-known artists. They provide the perfect backdrop for an hour or two relaxing in the sun with a cool drink and a good book.

Other facilities

Additional facilities for residents include an on-site laundry, a TV room, an all day bar and café (subject to some restricted opening times) and sports facilities including squash and tennis courts and a multi-gym. Sports equipment, irons and hair dryers can all be borrowed from the Porters' Lodge.

Please note this is not self-catering accommodation, the student kitchen facilities are not available for external guests.

There is plentiful free parking on site. However, please note spaces cannot be reserved, it operates on a first come first serve basis.


20th century buildings

Breakfast included

Free car parking (on site)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wired)

Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Games pitches

Squash court

Tennis court


24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Food and Drinks


Tea room

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18


Based on 1934 Reviews
Service 4.3
Rooms 3.9
Food 4.2
Website 4.3
Value 4.1
Overall Experience 4.2

We stayed in the new block which was lovely and very clean. We had booked up havd breakfast but unfortunately we woke up Sunday morning to see that snow had laid so decided to drive home, missing breakfast which was most disappointing as we stayed there before and know how wonderful the breakfast buffet is!! We were gutted we had to miss out!!! Will definitely return again.

Clean room, good breakfast, friendly staff and experience of staying in a Cambridge college. Can't ask for more!
Mr Sajal R

Staff are very helpful and nice A bit far from town centre but easy to arrange a taxi
Ms So Lun L

extremely friendly and helpful staff. Beuatiful location. More places should be like this.
Mr Willem V

Stayed only one night, but would do so again. Breakfast pretty standard. Good reception from staff in Porter's Office
Prof Brian P

Very easy booking; very kind and helpful staff and really clean and comfortable rooms.
Mrs Nella S

The porter / reception staff were very helpful and accommodating with any query. The room was clean and tidy and far better than I had expected, it was ideal for our stay in Cambridge and would definitely recommend not only this college but using this service again in the future.
Mrs Christine R

Concierge staff very friendly and helpful. Would definitely book this sort of accommodation again
Mr Steve S

Mr neil S

Very very friendly porters. Very easy to book an additional night. Good walking distance to city center. Convenient parking facility. Nice stay, see you next year. Yours Stephan
Dr Stephan W

Travel Info

Address: Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS, United Kingdom

Check in: From 2.00pm    Check out: By 10.00am on the day of departure. Both are dealt with at the Porters' Lodge. Rooms not vacated by 10.00 on the day of departure will automatically be charged a £30.00 late check out fee.

From the City Centre

Storey's Way is the second turning on the right as you come out of Cambridge along the Madingley Road to the M11 and A428. This junction is marked with a traffic island in the middle of the road. Turn into Storey's Way and Churchill College is on the left.

Arriving by Rail

Cambridge railway station has a frequent service from London Kings Cross, the Midlands and the North and a direct link from Stansted Airport, as well as plentiful local services. Cambridge railway station is situated only 2 miles from Churchill College.

Arriving by Bus

The Citi 4 bus stops near to the College on the Madingley Road. The service operates on Mondays to Fridays from 07.00 to 19.30 with a 15-minute service frequency between the Madingley Road Park & Ride bus station and Addenbrooke's Hospital site.