Guest information

Library Court

How to find us

Getting to Jesus College:
We are easily accessible from the major road networks including the A14 and M11. The Bus station at Drummer Street is only a five minute walk away, and Cambridge train station is a five minute taxi journey or 25 minute walk.

For pedestrians or those alighting from buses or taxis it is best to use the Jesus Lane entrance. Cars should use the electronic gates on Victoria Avenue, where assistance is provided through an intercom.

Car parking is available onsite free of charge, however it is not possible to reserve spaces.

To check in, gain directions, and for any enquiries upon arrival please report to the Porters Lodge.

Onsite facilities

The grounds at Jesus College are the largest of all the colleges, with an extensive variety of beautiful gardens. These include sheltered courts and more informal areas such as the Orchard. Recent improvements to the woodland walk through The Grove at the perimeter of the College Close have earned our gardening team an award for the promotion of biodiversity. There are three lawns on which guests are not permitted to walk – the First Court lawn, Cloister Court lawn and a small section of grass surrounding the chapel. Other than that guests are welcome to use the lawns for drinks receptions during the summer months.

We provide free wireless internet connection in the majority of the public meeting rooms, and accommodation.

The college does not allow smoking on the premises aside from in the designated smoking areas in First Court and by the College Bar.

Checking in

Check In: Strictly from 2.00 pm. Check Out: By 10.00 am

On Arrival: Visitors check in at the Porters Lodge where a room key or access card will be issued. Rooms are available from 2 p.m. on the day of arrival. The Porters’ Lodge is open 24 hours a day, but the college gates are usually closed at midnight.

We provide fresh crisp linen, complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities in the bedrooms.

There is a £10 charge for the late return of room keys, and potentially more for lost keys.

Guests with special requirements

Wheel chair users and mobility issues:
Guests who are wheelchair bound will find that access to some of our facilities is restricted.  We do have a stair lift that services the Hall, Upper Hall and a lift at the bar and Coleridge room. For those with mobility issues we can offer the same facilities. We have bedrooms suitable for disabled access on ground floors and serviced by lifts. Our aim is to ensure that all guests are offered assistance where appropriate and on arrival. Guests will be offered assistance in a discreet and courteous manner and only when it is appropriate (i.e. with regards to the navigation of stairs, opening of doors).

Visually impaired guests:
Where guests are visually impaired, our aim is always to provide the guest with assistance where required. We have accommodation that is more easily located and the supervisor and Porters will be advised of the guests needs. 

Hearing Impairments:
We would ask guests with any hearing impairments to advise us beforehand, so that we can ensure that relevant staff are aware of their needs particularly in the event of a fire evacuation.