Travel by road
Travel Instructions Find us Darwin College Cambridge Here is a map of Cambridge provided by the University, showing routes into the City Centre by road. This is a detail from a larger map showing local motorways, which may be useful if you don’t have your own motorway map. The usual motorway approaches are via the M11 (from the South), or the A14 (from the North, East or West).
Once you get into the city centre, this further map showing the city centre streets may be useful.
Note that there are no free parking spaces at Darwin College, not even for unloading luggage. The short-term “pay and display” parking spaces opposite the college have been removed. Pay and display parking is still available in Sidgwick Avenue and Newnham Walk (and it is free overnight, from about 18:00 to 9:00). It is possible (though not legal) to unload luggage while stopping on the double yellow lines immediately outside the front door of the College. Only taxis seem to do this.
Please be aware that rising bollards have recently been introduced in Silver Street, meaning that the road is only passable in one direction during certain times of day. For more detailed information on this see Cambridgeshire County Council’s page on Silver Street.