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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Ben’s Yard
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Ben’s Yard

Launching Spring 2023, Ben's Yard is a rural retail village on the edge of Ely welcoming your new go-to café/restaurant, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, head-to-toe spa services, artisan food hall, playground and a 6 acre event space all beautifully landscaped on the Stuntney Estate with marked trails through woodland, fenland and wildflower meadows.

Namaste Village
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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!

The Captains Table
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The Captains Table

The Captain’s Table is an Art Deco-inspired cruising restaurant. Perfect for Hen Do's, Celebrations Dinners, Reunions and Indulgent Tours of the local countryside. We also have the Captain’s Launch a fully refurbished 1920s river cruiser. Perfect for river trips and afternoon tea.

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
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The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Our independent museum tells the 850-year old story of farming and life in the Cambridgeshire Fens. We also manage Denny Abbey, the former Benedictine monastery, on behalf of English Heritage.

The Orator
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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.

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Did you know?

One of the oldest surviving buildings in Cambridge is the Leper Chapel on Newmarket Road. Also known as the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, it dates back to the 12th century and was originally used as a place to isolate victims of leprosy.