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University Arms Hotel


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theatre layout, projector screen, red chairs

entry, cosy, bright

reception area, luxury, grand

king hotel room, spacious, natural lighting

library in the reception area

  • Capacity: 50-250
  • Suitable for: conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions, training
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University Arms Hotel, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AD

University Arms Hotel

University Arms Hotel, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AD

The University Arms Hotel and Parker’s Piece have been the location of choice for great feasts and celebrations throughout Cambridge’s history. The same celebratory spirit that brought 15,000 people onto the green for Queen Victoria’s Coronation in 1838 remains to this day — whether a graduation party in Parker’s Tavern, a board meeting in the library, or a conference in the Ballroom.


The hotel is located in central Cambridge. It is a 20-minute walk from the train station and a 7-minute walk to the market square.



The grand 272 sq. m. ballroom, with its abundant natural light, high ceilings and original features, has a modern collegiate feel – historical and elegant yet exceptionally workable with clear sightlines and a high ceiling. Original stained-glass windows and an imposing fireplace give the room historical points of interest. The ballroom can accommodate up to 200 people in a theatre or reception set-up and can divide into two sections to allow for smaller events or plenary and breakout space combinations.

The Crick and The Watson

For smaller occasions, the Ballroom can be divided with a solid oak
partition to create two separate rooms: the Crick and the Watson.
The sense of elegance without pomposity, of intimacy over corporate
formality, is unusual for Cambridge. Each room is suitable for up to 70
and 96 seated guests.


Ballroom from £1,950 full day. £1,450 half-day

Crick Room (1/2 of the ballroom ) from £1,200 full day. £900 half day

Watson Room (2/2 of the ballroom) from £750 full day. £550 half day

Day delegate rates (DDR) (min. 20 people) – £72.00 per person


All public areas of the hotel are accessible.

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