Living in and around Cambridge

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is located conveniently located just nine miles from the famous University city of Cambridge. The Institute is housed on the Wellcome Genome Campus in the grounds of Hinxton Hall, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens adjacent to a wetland reserve.

Local Life

Living locally

Cambridge, located in the East of England, 50 miles north of London, is a unique and beautiful city, renowned for its world-class university and the thriving cluster of high technology businesses that have grown up around it. If you choose to live and work here, you are sure to enjoy an enhanced quality of life, with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of social, cultural and leisure activities. Move here and you will soon find yourself part of a vibrant community with excellent schools and amenities. A distinct advantage is also proximity to London – Cambridge is well served by road and rail links, and is within easy distance of the major London airports.

As well as the vibrant city of Cambridge, the Wellcome Genome Campus is close to the lovely towns of Newmarket, Saffron Walden and Haverhill.


Whilst Cambridge and its suurounding villages can be expensive to buy or rent, compared to other areas of the UK, surrounding towns and villages can be more affordable. If you are looking to buy or rent property in the local area, Rightmove and Prime Location should be able to provide you with inspiration. For more specific information on renting in the Cambridgeshire area, the Cambridge County Council website is a very good online resource.

If you are looking for more short-term accommodation whilst you search for a suitable property, the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre will be able to advise on local hotel and bed and breakfast options.

For more details on local authorities and Council Tax please click here.

Local Schools

Local state schools are likely to be managed by one of the three County Councils surrounding the Wellcome Genome Campus – Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk.

There are also a number of very good independent (fee-paying) schools in the local area.