There is plenty to do when visiting Cambridge. The City has a population of around 120,000, making it a vibrant place with plenty to see and do. Steeped in thousands of years history and coupled with modern contemporary architecture, Cambridge is an eclectic mix of the old and new in a changing, modern Britain.
Things to do
There is something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. A choice of galleries showcases an impressive range of art, from the contemporary to the classic, a buzzing theatre and performance scene presents drama, dance and family shows, or one of Cambridge’s live music venues.
You can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, join a walking tour of the city or explore further afield from the seat of a bicycle following the excellent network of cycle paths in and around the city.
King’s College Chapel is celebrated for its choral services. If you have a chance to hear the sublime Choir of King’s College, you will be enchanted. Choral Evensong is sung here most days during term time, as it is in many other college chapels - all free and open to everyone.
Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum (which houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations) or Kettle’s Yard (one of the country’s finest galleries and a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art), for an art fix, or one of Cambridge’s many science museums, including the Museum of Zoology (with collections by Darwin), the Polar Museum, and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.
If you have time to travel further afield follow this link to explore things to see and do Beyond Cambridge.
Robinson College has one of the prettiest and best kept gardens in Cambridge. Other Colleges nearby with comparable grounds include King's, Clare and Trinity. The University's world famous Botanic Garden is a beautiful place to visit all year round.
Food and drink often play an important part in a students' life! Cambridge has a rich variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Visit Cambridge has a great guide on their website where you can choose from Asian to European to Fish 'n' Chips.
Not everyone wants a full night out on the town, and there are plenty of relaxing traditional pubs and bars to enjoy. Situated in the heart of the city and on the riverside, many of Cambridge’s pubs have been part of the city for over 100 years. Favourites include: – The Eagle, The Old Spring, The Green Man, Grantchester and The Mitre Tavern.
Book a Cambridge Official Walking Tour provided by www.visitcambridge.org and discover why this beautiful city is known and respected throughout the world. These Blue Badge guides are the only tour guides allowed inside the University of Cambridge colleges.
Join a bike tour to see Cambridge the traditional way.
If a bus tour is more your speed, the hop-on / hop-off open top bus will guide you through the city, courtesy of City Sightseeing.
The American Cemetery is a well visited attraction just outside of the city centre. Many of the tour buses include this on their route. Visit their website for more information.
Finally, don't forget your shopping. Cambridge has four major shopping areas in the city centre: Market Square, Lion Yard, the Grand Arcade and the Grafton Centre, all within walking distance of one another. There are hundreds of shops and stalls in between too - just remember to leave yourself enough time to get around them all!
Typical temperature in Cambridge in April is 13°C/56°F. Cambridge is one of the driest cities in the UK, but you should be prepared for showers with waterproof jacket and umbrella.