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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Audley End House and Gardens
House & Park
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Audley End House and Gardens

Experience Victorian country life at Audley End House and Gardens

Big Deal Comedy
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Pubs
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Theatres & Cinemas

Big Deal Comedy

Cambridgeshire's Award Winning Comedy Club, ensuring your night is unforgettable. “I’ve never laughed so much” - Carol, Cambridge “I will definitely be booking again” - Paul, Suffolk

Courtyard Kitchen
Art & Framing
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Courtyard Kitchen

Combining food and culture, our modern eatery is the perfect spot to enjoy freshly prepared, homemade food whilst being able to peruse the contemporary exhibitions, art and antiquities within the museum walls.

Jesus College, University of Cambridge
College Rooms
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Universities & Colleges

Jesus College, University of Cambridge

Jesus College offers flexible, modern facilities in a historic city-centre location. Our rooms are versatile and range from modern to historic across the site with large halls for keynote speeches, breakout spaces for workshops and discussions, and the latest technology to deliver recorded and hybrid online events.

Kettle’s Yard
Free
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Museums & Galleries

Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful House with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

Namaste Village
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Fine Dining
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Street Food
Take Aways

Namaste Village

We invite you to join us here at our authentic Indian, family-run restaurant and sample some of the finest Indian food in Cambridge. Namaste Village is a traditional Indian restaurant, serving vegetarian and vegan food from different regions of India, which is both healthy and delicious. Our ethos is one of kindness; good food served with care, where our customers are treated like family. We source the very best fresh ingredients locally and are always developing new and exciting flavours with our dishes. Come, see for yourself and experience the spirit and spice of India in Cambridge. Namaste!

Stapleford Granary
Books
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Free
Museums & Galleries

Stapleford Granary

A home for the culturally curious… Music, art, education & conversation in a beautiful 19th century farm complex with outstanding facilities, situated at the foot of the Gog Magog Downs and just 5 miles from the centre of Cambridge.

The Bridge First Aid Ltd
Gift Shops
Leisure Activities
services

The Bridge First Aid Ltd

Individuals looking for classroom training dates, are you fed up of dead end searches? Look no further… We deliver the regions largest choice of public in-person first aid for animals and people, and mental health training, mental health first aid, and suicide awareness courses. Simple Skills Save Lives

The Orator
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Fine Dining
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The Orator

Stylish British bar and brasserie in a beautiful Victorian building, offering cocktails, classic small and large plates & one of Cambridge's largest beer garden's. The Orator is part of The Cambridge Union, a charity owned members club which is home to the world's oldest debating society.

The Tivoli
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The Tivoli

The Tivoli, a unique social experience. 2 street food stalls, 4 bars, two 9-hole indoor crazy golf courses, a shuffleboard basement, numerous event spaces & a roof terrace!

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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.