Welcome to the social side of the Biocurator conference. Along with our conference dinner in the historical surrounds of St John's College (don't forget to book your place when you register!), there are plenty of other opportunities to socialise in Cambridge. On this page, we highlight some of the local sights, bars and restaurants so you can arrange your stay here in Cambridge. In addition, we have also teamed up with a few local tour operators to provide you with some tour discounts. Read on to find out more...
This map shows a selection of the bars, pubs and restaurants in Cambridge. It is by no means exhaustive but gives the location of a few nice restaurants and pubs (such as The Eagle on Bene't Street) that are well worth a visit. In addition, we have highlighted St John's College, where the conference dinner will take place, and some of the other local attractions.
Guided Walking Tour of Cambridge - As part of your experience at Biocuration 2013, we are delighted to be able to offer you a walking tour of Cambridge city centre on Sunday 7th April. Costing £12.50 ( roughly $19 or €15), this 90 minute tour will cover some of the main sights of Cambridge city centre.
The tour will include (but is not limited to):
- St John's College
- Trinity College
- Gonville and Caius College
- Great St Mary's Church/Senate House/Old Schools
- King's College and King's College Chapel
- The Eagle Pub
- The Old Cavendish Laboratory and New Museums site.
- Pembroke College
- St Botolph's Church/Pitt Building
You should have received an email about this tour. If you are interested in taking the tour but have not received an email, please contact us http://www.ebi.ac.uk/biocuration2013/content/contact
Punting - Cambridge is famous for punting and whether you want to have a go yourself, or be given a guided tour by your own puntsman, Scudamores Punting Company has it covered. We have arranged a discounted group rate of £12 per person for a 45 minute chauffeured tour (12 people per punt) and £14.50 per person for a 60 minute tour. If you fancy doing it yourself, a self-hire punt costs £20 per hour and can hold six people. More information can be found here.
Cambridge Bike Tour - what better way to see Cambridge than like a local? A city tour costs £20. For more information, click here.
Cambridge Food Tour - learn that British food doesn't always mean fish and chips. A 3.5 hour tour costs £50. More information can be found here.