Travelling to our Peterborough Open Days

Open Days for our new ARU Peterborough campus are held at Guild House in Peterborough. Here you can find directions to Guild House, as well as campus and city maps.

The address is Guild House, Swain Court, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 9PW.

How to find us

We’re committed to doing all we can to reduce the environmental impact of traffic travelling to our Open Days, and promote the use of public transport wherever possible.

On foot

Guild House is just over the river from Peterborough city centre with all its attractions and transport links.


Peterborough is easy to get around by bike. It’s flat and has an extensive network of over 200km of cycle paths. There are 11 named and numbered routes surrounded by a 45-mile Green Wheel route which circles the city.


London North East Railway (LNER) trains provide rapid rail connections. Some estimated journey times are:

  • London King's Cross – 50 minutes
  • York – 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Leeds – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Newcastle – 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Edinburgh – 3 hours 30 minutes.


The bus station is adjacent to Queensgate shopping centre and is only a short walk from Peterborough rail station and the city centre.

From Queensgate bus station (Peterborough city centre) hop on the number 1 bus which stops directly outside Guild House. The journey time is approximately five minutes. This bus route also stops at Werrington, Walton, Millfield, New England and the Ortons (Malborne, Goldhay, Southgate, Wistow), as well as our accommodation at Taverners Hall.


You can sail to Harwich International Port using:

From Harwich, the train journey to Peterborough takes about three hours. You'll need to make at least one change. By car, the journey takes approximately 2 hours 10 minutes.


The nearest airports to Peterborough are East MidlandsLondon StanstedLuton and Norwich.

By car the journey from:

  • East Midlands airport to Peterborough takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • London Stansted airport to Peterborough takes approximately 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Luton airport to Peterborough takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Norwich airport to Peterborough takes approximately 2 hours 10 minutes.


There are fast road connections via the A1(M) for north-south journeys and the A14 and A47 east-west routes.

If you’re programming a Sat Nav the postcode for Guild House is PE2 9PW.

We have our own car-sharing scheme for staff and students. This is a private group but it's linked to the Liftshare website, so there's the option to ask outside the University

Maps of Peterborough and Guild House