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The Institute of Cancer Research offers some exceptional academic and recreational facilities for students across its two London sites – in Chelsea and Sutton. A regular shuttle bus service transports ICR staff and students between the two sites for free.

ICR sign outside Chester Beatty Laboratories

Both sites contain meeting rooms of various sizes, lecture theatres for internal and external seminars, and PhD study rooms, which can be booked by students for quiet study. In addition, both sites have a staff restaurant, serving hot and cold food and drink throughout the day.

The purpose-built Chester Beatty Laboratories building in Chelsea is home to the Toby Robins Breast Cancer Now Breast Cancer Research Centre and the Divisions of Breast Cancer ResearchCancer Biology and Structural Biology.

The Sutton site is within half an hour's travel of Central London and is close to the beautiful countryside of the North Downs. There are good transport links, with frequent buses to Belmont and Sutton stations close by. There is limited car parking for staff, and cycle racks are provided. The application form and criteria for consideration for a staff parking permit can be downloaded from the Site Management (Transport) intranet page.

There are a number of purpose-built laboratories housed at the Sutton site. These include laboratories for the Divisions of Cancer Therapeutics, Clinical Studies, Genetics and Epidemiology, Molecular Pathology, and Radiotherapy and Imaging.

The Sutton site also houses some excellent recreational facilities including: a gym which is free to all staff; an extensive research library; and a sports and social club which has an indoor swimming pool, bar, squash court and a large sports hall. Membership of the club is free to all staff (there is a small charge for some activities and the pool).

Staff working at the Sutton site have access to child places at the Royal Marsden’s nursery (subject to availability) and discounted places on local holiday play schemes.

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