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A conference centre of distinction

The Pitt Building offers an outstanding range of modern conference facilities, combined with an historical atmosphere and first-class hospitality. And when you get The Pitt Building – you get Cambridge too.

In the heart of Cambridge

Build in time to enjoy the amazing sights just beyond our doors. Turn left and moments later you’re gazing up at King’s College Chapel. Turn right and in minutes you can be enjoying, for free, the half a million artworks housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum, one of Europe’s premier regional museums. And all less than an hour from central London.

Beautiful rooms, lovely staff and great catering too.

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Exceptional service

Our highly-experienced team has a detailed understanding of the needs of events organisers, delegates and trainers. Motivated by delivering a first-class service that exceeds your expectations, we ensure there is a member of staff available on the day at all times to help you.

A Cambridge icon

Originally built to house Cambridge University Press, the University’s publisher, for over ten years The Pitt Building has been one of Cambridge’s premier conference venues.

Steeped in history

The Pitt Building is steeped in Cambridge’s publishing and academic history. The building was commissioned in honour of William Pitt the Younger, an undergraduate of Pembroke College and Prime Minister.

Completed in 1833 the building housed the printing and publishing offices of Cambridge University Press for over 100 years.

Renovated to the highest modern standards, The Pitt Building now offers professional conference and meeting facilities for between 2 and 250 people.

You’re the best. I want to use the Pitt for all my bookings these days, just because the service is so good!

Nikki, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge


Standard conference fare is not our style. We will work with you to prepare an exceptional menu to suit your event and budget. We offer working breakfasts, finger and fork buffets or cocktail canapés. All special dietary requirements are carefully catered for.

The service and booking process is consistently incredibly good

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