Come and Escape. A place for the people of Cambridge to come together. A hub for the community.
Your dedicated space at The Grafton.
A space for the community of all ages to enjoy. Discover a place where you can work, study, relax and discover at The Grafton!More
Welcome to Discover
Inspired by the Cambridge Libraries, Discover offers the people of Cambridge to use this dedicated space to:
- Plug in and work (Yes, we do have free WiFi!)
- Library Book Exchange, if you would like to take a book away, please replace it with a book from home.
Find us opposite Costa Coffee
- Monday 9am – 6.30pm
- Tuesday 9am – 6.30pm
- Wednesday 9am – 6.30pm
- Thursday 9am – 6.30pm
- Friday 9am – 6.30pm
- Saturday 9am – 7pm
- Sunday 9am – 6pm
How to use Discover.
The Grafton welcomes you to Discover at The Campus - a place to work, study and relax. To maintain this space for future visitors, please follow the rules below.
- Please refrain from eating but you're welcome to enjoy takeaway drinks from one of The Grafton's Food Social retailers
- Please don't stand on or damage the furniture
- Please don't remove anything from Discover at The Campus except books from the Library Book Exchange if you have replaced with another
- Please don't play music or video without headphones so you don't disturb others using the space
- Please use the plug sockets to charge mobile devices only - Phones, Tablets and Laptops
Thank you, and enjoy to Discover at The Campus!
Welcome to Escape
Inspired by the Cambridge Botanical Gardens, Escape offers your organisation a space to host your monthly book clubs, setting up of art displays or even provision of a yoga class.
Escape is a free space that welcomes all local groups, charities or classes and is available on a first come first served basis.
Go on... Escape at The Grafton.
Calling all local community groups, charities, colleges and schools!
Escape is The Grafton’s dedicated space for local community groups to use to support your weekly / monthly / annual meetings, clubs, catch-ups, classes or gatherings.
If you’re finding it a challenge to get the right space for your organisation, then Escape may be the place for you. It provides free space to groups, charities or enterprises complete with seating, tables, a community notice board, ample open floor space and a Cambridge Botanical Gardens inspired setting which will make you feel like you’ve escaped from the world. To find out more about using Escape at The Grafton, submit an enquiry now.
Make a booking
Simply fill in the required fields on the entry form below and submit your enquiry. We will review your enquiry, check availability and be in touch to discuss your booking with you in more detail.
To use Escape, there are a few things that we will need from you, when you submit your enquiry this will be detailed in the booking checklist. As part of this, you will need Risk Assessment documents. Depending on activity further documents may be required – don’t worry if this isn’t something that you have – our team is here to help you to the best of our ability. We’ll also send you a booking licence to sign too.
- Registration takes an average of two minutes to complete and it will verify that your contact details provided are correct before full access is granted
- If you require any further details or have any questions, simply email us at Escape@GraftonCentre.co.uk
On the day
Please come to the Centre Management offices, these can be accessed by the lift at the rear of Costa Coffee and opposite our Three store. A member of our centre team will then escort you to the room. If you have any problem finding our Centre Management offices please call 01223 316201 and a member of our team will come and meet you.
Centre Management Offices
46 The Grafton