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The Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology is located in the Michael Swann Building on the King's Buildings campus of the University of Edinburgh, approximately 3 miles South of the city centre.

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How to get here

There are frequent flights to Edinburgh (EDI) from airports in the UK and continental Europe. British Airways alone currently offers 20 fights a day to Edinburgh from London (14 from LHR, six from LGW) with a journey time of approximately 75 minutes. Bmi (formerly British Midland) offers a further eight. Outwith the UK, there are direct flights to Edinburgh from Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and many other cities.

By rail: Edinburgh can be reached in 4 - 4.5 hours from London (by GNER).

On arriving at Edinburgh the Centre is most conveniently reached by taxi: ask the driver to take you to the University of Edinburgh King's Buildings, gate no.4 on Mayfield Road. The fare from the airport ought to be around 15 - 20 GBP; from the city centre, 5 - 10 GBP depending on the traffic conditions.

By car: the King's Buildings campus is located on the South of the city, on Mayfield Road.

The Michael Swann Building is about 100m from gate 4 and is easily recognised by the Eduardo Paolozzi bronze sculptures Parthenope and Egeria at the front of the building.

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