Social events

Welcome to the social side of the Biocuration conference. Along with our conference dinner in an historic college, there are plenty of other opportunities to socialise in Cambridge.

'The Backs' in Cambridge

Below 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...

A map of bars, pubs and restaurants in Cambridge will be added to this page soon. 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 will highlight the college where the conference dinner will take place, and some of the other local attractions.

Guided Walking Tour of Cambridge

Kings College Cambridge seen from The Backs

As part of your experience at Biocuration 2019, we are delighted to be able to offer you a walking tour of Cambridge city centre. Costing £14 ( roughly €16 or $19), 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 can register for the walk by emailing Mr Cambridge himself at


Punting outside The Wren Library

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 £17.50 per person for a 45 minute chauffeured tour (12 people per punt - discounted from £22). If you fancy doing it yourself, a self-hire punt costs £30 per hour and can hold six people. Find out more about hiring a punt.

Cambridge Bike Tour

Bike in Cambridge street

What better way to see Cambridge than like a local? A two hour afternoon bike tour around the city costs £25 per person and runs every day except Tuesday. To book your slot, please email AnthonyFind out more about bike tours.

Cambridge Food Tour

Fitzbillies Chelsea Bun

Photo by Duncan Hall:

Learn that British food doesn't always mean fish and chips. A 3 hour tour costs £50. More information can be found here: