From London to Cambridge Station
Direct trains depart from:
a) London King’s Cross at .14, .44 past the hour (46-50min journey time) or .53 past the hour (1h02 journey time).
b) London Liverpool Street at .28 and .58 past the hour (1h10 – 1h23 journey time).
Check National Rail website as train times can change. Paper tickets required and cost £34.10 (peak) / £23.70 (off peak) from King’s Cross and £28.60 (peak) / £20.60 (off peak) from Liverpool Street
Cambridge Magistrates’ Court
12 St Andrews Street
Tel: 0845 310 0575
Fax: 0173 3313749
DX: 742250 Peterborough 23
Court counter times: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Areas covered: Crime
Getting there from Cambridge Station
Three options; take your pick!
Walk (cheapest, 20 mins)
Walk down Station Road an turn right at the end onto Hills Road. Keep walking straight as Hills Road becomes Regents Street and then St Andrews Street. Pass Emmanuel College on your right and The Grand Arcade shopping centre on your left. The court is just after the shopping centre on the left.
Take either the Citi 1 (destination: Arbury) or Citi 3 (destination: Fison Road) from opposite the station entrance (facing towards you). Descend at the stop in the town centre near John Lewis then follow directions as above.
Taxi (£5ish, 6 mins)
Taxi rank is right outside the station – you can’t miss it.
CAMBRIDGE MAGISTRATES | SUSTENANCE
Right in the town centre, there is no shortage of decent places to eat nearby the Magistrates’ court; but the following places deserve a special mention:
Savino’s, 3 Emmanuel Street
A Cambridge institution, this Italian café is guaranteed to satisfy your breakfast or lunch requirements whether you have the time to sit in or are on the go. Gourmet sandwiches and decadent paninis are their specialty and they never let you down. Yummy cappuccinos too.
Indigo Café, 8 St Edward’s Passage
This quirky café is tiny and can be difficult to get a table at, so may be more suited to the ‘grab-and-go’-ers amongst you. Freshly prepared soups, salads and sandwiches are staples on the menu but this place is really known for it’s delicious, un-corporate coffee and cakes. Spoil yourself!
Trockel, Ulmann and Freunde, 13 Pembroke Street
This simple German café, about 5 minutes’ walk from the court, focuses on the soup and baguette format, and it’s a good one. Treat yourself to one of their homemade flapjacks too. Unfortunately the coffee isn’t anything to write home about. If you have time to enjoy a sit-down lunch, how about:
Jamie’s Italian, The Old Library, 2 Wheeler Street
A safe bet if you’re after a plate of decent pasta; plus it’s only a few minutes’ walk from court. Don’t expect to eat for less than £20 though.
The Eagle, 8 Benet Street
Mix food and culture by visiting this quaint pub where Watson and Crick famously declared their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Food is available canteen-style so you can easily eat and get back to court within the hour.