Things to See & Do

Things to See & Do

Discover what you can do in Cambridge

There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. 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 including the famous A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast live by the BBC to the nation and across the globe on Christmas Eve. 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.

As well as the free-to-enter University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations, and Kettle’s Yard, one of the country’s finest galleries and a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art, visitors will find a wide range of artworks, sculpture trail walks and galleries to appreciate.

Theatre lovers will delight in the range of performances on offer, from student theatre to touring and West End shows. Come summer, Cambridge is buzzing with al fresco performances of music in the parks and green spaces as part of the annual Summer in the City programme of events.

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KEY FACTS
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million works of art
  • An estimated 900,000 people go punting each year in Cambridge.
  • Grab a pint at the Eagle Pub, the birthplace of the discovery of DNA and haven for WW2 airmen

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The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the lead partner of the spectacular collections of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden.

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Abbey Leisure Complex
Leisure Activities

Abbey Leisure Complex

Abbey Leisure Complex offers an affordable array of facilities and activities including Swimming, Fitness Classes and Gym in Cambridge.

ADC Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

ADC Theatre

We are a department of the University of Cambridge, and are the oldest University playhouse in the country.

Alexandra Gardens
Park

Alexandra Gardens

Playhouse and play area. Bowling Green and Pavilion.

Anglesey Abbey
Key Sites to Visit

Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust Property in the village of Lode.

Arts Picturehouse
Theatres & Cinemas

Arts Picturehouse

A stylish cinema with three screens and relaxed café-bar.

Barnwell East local nature reserve
Local Nature Reserve

Barnwell East local nature reserve

Barnwell East local nature reserve provides excellent walking throughout the year

Big Deal Comedy
Leisure Activities

Big Deal Comedy

Cambridge's BIGGEST comedy club, hosting comedy nights in a Cambridgeshire venue near you!

Bramblefields local nature reserve
Local Nature Reserve

Bramblefields local nature reserve

The reserve contains ponds, grassland and scrub forming habitat for birds, insects like butterflies and aquatic life. Newts and frogs can be found in the pond along with dragonflies and damselflies.

Byrons Pool
Park

Byrons Pool

Weir pool.

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Arts Theatre

One of the finest regional theatres in the UK, hosting world-class touring productions and many West-End transfers to the heart of Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Cambridge Arts Theatre is a proudly independent theatrical charity.

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Corn Exchange

The Cambridge Corn Exchange is one of the UK's popular music and arts venue, hosting some of the worlds best known artists.

Cambridge County Polo Club
Leisure Activities

Cambridge County Polo Club

Welcome to Cambridge County Polo Club, nestling in an idyllic rural setting of 220 acres of polo estate, between Cambridge and Newmarket, close to Anglesey Abbey.

Cambridge Escape Rooms
Leisure Activities

Cambridge Escape Rooms

Cambridge Escape Rooms is the top rated escape room in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge Highlights Tour
City Tours

Cambridge Highlights Tour

See the best of Cambridge on a 90-minute Cambridge Highlights Walking Tour!

Cambridge Ice Arena
Leisure Activities

Cambridge Ice Arena

Cambridge Ice Arena is a full size, year-round, state-of-the-art ice rink near Cambridge International Airport.

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Did you know?

Cambridge can boast of William Wordsworth, Samuel Pepys, Virginia Woolf, Stephen Fry and Prince Charles as alumni of the university.