Parking information for visitors

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Visitor Parking

Car parking is very restricted at Ridley Hall so we would recommend wherever possible using Cambridge's excellent Park & Ride service. There are a number of Park & Rides around the city's perimeter, but the most convenient for Ridley is the Madingley Road Park & Ride. See our Getting here page for more details.

On-site parking

On-site parking

On-site parking is very limited and needs to be enquired about in advance through Reception (01223 746580). Depending on the purpose of your visit, we may be able to reserve you a space (for example if you are coming to teach a class or give a supervision). See college map for areas allocated to staff, student and visitor parking.

Disabled parking

There is one specifically designated disabled parking space (see college map). If you are planning to visit Ridley Hall and either you or a passenger has mobility needs, please phone Reception in advance to enquire about reserving this or another suitable available space.

Off-site parking

Off-site parking

If you are coming as a general visitor (eg to meet with a member of the college) you may need to pay for parking on the adjacent roads.

There are now three ways in which you can pay for parking in Sidgwick Avenue and Ridley Hall Road:

  1. RingGo cashless mobile phone parking payment service
  2. 'Wave and pay' contactless card payment
  3. Cash

Current charges are 50p per half an hour, with a maximum stay of 4 hours; the meters take 10p coins through to £2 coins, but no change is given. We’re sorry we are not normally able to give you change from the College Reception.

Photo of Ridley Hall's car park