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Department of Pharmacology



The Department of Pharmacology (red pin marker on the map below) is located on the Old Addenbrooke's Site, on Tennis Court Road, in the centre of Cambridge. The main entrance and reception (pictured above) are directly opposite the Department of Biochemistry main entrance.

We encourage all visitors to travel sustainably to the department where possible - find out more about the University's Transport Strategy.

If you need a parking space, please fill out this form:

A printable PDF version of this page is available here.

Arriving by bike

There are a number of uncovered cycle racks outside the Department of Pharmacology building.

You can plan your cycle route on Cycle Streets, choosing the quietest or quickest route to suite you.

Arriving by public transport

By rail

Cambridge train station is well served by regular train services to and from London, Stansted Airport, East Anglia and the Midlands.

The department is approximately a 20 minute walk from the station or, alternatively, there are a number of bus services.


By bus/coach

Cambridge is well served by National Express whose stand is alongside Parkers Piece, about 5-10 minutes’ walk from the department, these buses serve all major airports. 

The Universal bus stops on Trumpington Street outside the Fitzwilliam Museum and the department.

This service is discounted for University card holders (£1 per journey). Tickets can be purchased in advance online.

Other bus services stop at Drummer Street bus station, 5-10 minutes’ walk from the department.

You can plan your bus journey online at Traveline.

Arriving by car

We encourage all visitors to avoid travelling by car to the department where possible.

Driving in the centre of Cambridge is difficult, with a medieval street pattern, complex one-way system and much traffic. Please note that Tennis Court Road is one-way northbound and must therefore be approached from Lensfield Road.

The department has a disabled parking space available for advance booking, with very limited further parking, which must be booked in advance.

There are five Park and Ride sites on the outskirts of the city (which have over 4,000 spaces and are located on main routes into Cambridge).

There are public car parks in the city, the Grand Arcade and Queen Anne Terrace car parks are the nearest to the department.