Things to do in Cambridge
‘The Fitz’ is a monolith of a museum that belongs to the University of Cambridge. Packed with over half a million artefacts and works of art from the ancient, medieval and modern worlds, you’ll definitely need to pace yourself.
The Backs = Cambridge at its most visually iconic. Referring to the land behind the riverside colleges, think weeping willows, watching punts go by and amazing vistas. It’s also where you can spy the Mathematical Bridge and The Bridge Of Sighs.
Take a punt
Weekend breaks in Cambridge aren’t complete until you’ve been punting along the River Cam. Let someone else do the arm-work on a chauffeur-driven ride, or else take matters into your own hands and steer your own course.
Kettle’s Yard is what having friends in high places looks like. Once the home of Tate curator Jim Ede, it’s now an intimate gallery exhibiting the output of Jim’s artistic pals. Expect to see works by Miro, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.
King’s College Chapel
King’s College Chapel is a vision in stained glass and Gothic architecture. Taking over 100 years to build, it’s awe-inspiring as a building and culturally key as home of the world-famous King’s College Choir.
Take advantage of Cambridge’s cycling friendliness on a Cambridge Bike Tour. Choose from antique bikes with baskets, mountain or electric bikes. Or, take your cycling tour of Cambridge to the next level and hire a tandem from Blue Yonder. Follow The Academic route to check out the colleges and eat cake. River Pubs tour highly recommended.
Our Cambridge business hotels are ideally placed for work trips to this must-see English city. Academics who’ve travelled from near and far to visit the university will be pleased to know that our hotels are no more than a 10 to 15-minute drive from the colleges. For quick and easy access to Cambridge Science Park, stay at the Premier Inn Cambridge (A14/J32) hotel.