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Best things to do in Cambridge

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“This is most famous museum in Cambridge, prized by the local community. Do a bit of research and see what collections are currently being displayed.”
85 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This heritage-listed Botanic Garden was originally conceived by Professor John Henslow, the mentor and teacher of Charles Darwin. The Garden's plant collections today number over 8,000 species from all over the world, displayed within the best collection of trees in the region. The 40 acres of beautifully-landscaped gardens and glasshouses offer year-round interest and seasonal inspiration. The excellent Cafe and Shop are also open year-round. An oasis in the City, this great Garden makes a great day out.”
37 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Free museum. Small, friendly, interesting. Great cafe, but ask the price before you buy.”
31 locals recommend
Establishment
“Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Cambridge, UK is the leading shopping destination with 60 luxury and high street retailers over 3 floors.”
12 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“If you love cinema then this is the best place to catch a variety of films including special seasons showing niche directors and artistes. ”
39 locals recommend
Park
“Jesus Green is a park in the north of central Cambridge, England, north of Jesus College. Jesus Ditch runs along the southern edge Jesus Green. On the northern edge of Jesus Green is the River Cam, with Chesterton Road on the opposite side. Sometimes they have events/festivals going on so worth a research on your dates of your visit so you don't miss any tasty food festivals, small concerts in the park or fun fairs while you're here.”
28 locals recommend
Premise
“The heart of Cambridge, the treasure of Cambridge: the fan vaulting, the windows, King's Choir: "beautiful, spiritual, and enjoyable" ”
24 locals recommend
Route
“On top of clothing and shoes you can find a cinema, a couple of restaurants on the first floor, a pharmacy (Boots), electronics stores - all sorts!”
15 locals recommend
School
“Architectural beauty. It is seldom open to visitors, but you can enjoys its beauty from either Kings Parade or The Backs.”
22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Eagle is one the oldest inns in Cambridge dating back to the 14th century. A very traditional experience with cask ales and home cooked food. Blue Plaque commemorates Watson and Crick's announcement they had discovered 'the secret of life'. The RAF Bar ceiling with graffiti of World War II airmen.”
30 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Located in The Grafton Centre on East Road, Vue Cambridge has eight screens with over 500 seats. ”
13 locals recommend
Cafe
“35 minute drive. Historic tea room, have a cream tea then walk along the river into the heart of Cambridge.”
39 locals recommend
Field
“Home to the annual Midsummer Fair, one of the longest-established fairs in England, bonfire night and the Strawberry Fair. The common borders the River Cam, houseboats are typically moored on the common's bank and many colleges' boathouses are located on the opposite bank.”
12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Hot Numbers Coffee has 2 locations, both fabulous and as expected very busy. Another family owned and operated indy, the owner is an absolute stand-up gent - Simon is coffee roaster by day, DJ by night. Also an avid collector of vintage motorcycles and coffee machines which are now on display at his roastery in Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BP. Take a little bike ride out to Haslingfield and you can visit his wife Nilu's cafe - the Moringa Tree. Haslingfield is also an idyllic little english village much smaller than Cambridge with church grounds, and a gift shop. Well worth the visit!”
31 locals recommend
Establishment
“The largest multi-purpose entertainment venue in the region. Run by Cambridge City Council, it presents up to 300 performances per year ranging from the hottest names from the rock and pop world as well as musicals, comedy, opera, ballet orchestral concerts and an annual Christmas show.”
16 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A great cafe just around the corner. They serve all day brunches, great smoothies and coffees and have a bakery next door selling delicious sour dough bread. Every Saturday the serve pizza made by the bakery. Also a good place to work. ”
26 locals recommend