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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ADC Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

ADC Theatre

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

Aqua Park Grafham
Leisure Activities

Aqua Park Grafham

SLIP, SLIDE, SPLASH AND SHARE LAUGH OUT LOUD MOMENTS! The Aqua Park features a collection of bespoke big impact water obstacles is opening at Grafham. Show off your flips and tricks from the Flip or Flop and explore the course that features climbing stepping stones, big bounce balls, slides, and demolition balls making it the ultimate day out for groups, families, adults, children age 6+ and adrenaline junkies alike!

Audley End House and Gardens
House & Park
Key Sites to Visit

Audley End House and Gardens

Experience Victorian country life at Audley End House and Gardens

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 Bike Tours
City Tours
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Bike Tours

Cambridge as you’ve never seen it before! Truly the best way to explore this beautiful and fascinating city. Get off the beaten track and discover hidden gems with our knowledgeable guides

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 Festival (University of Cambridge)
Universities & Colleges

Cambridge Festival (University of Cambridge)

The interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival will take place from 14-28 March 2024 with a mixture of on online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge.

Cambridge Literary Festival
Books
Universities & Colleges

Cambridge Literary Festival

Two festivals and events throughout the year, hosting literary greats, debut writers, scientists, artists, politicians, comedians and children's authors, all "For the Love of Books".

Cambridge Narrowboats
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Tourism

Cambridge Narrowboats

Welcome to Cambridge Narrow Boats, we are proud to run an independent, boutique narrowboat holiday hire business set in one of the most stunning locations in the UK. ​Join us to take in the wonderful natural scenery on the rivers & canals of Cambridgeshire and the truly unique beauty of the Fens, coupled with historic, vibrant Cambridge, steeped in history and culture.

Cambridge Past Present & Future
House & Park
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Local Nature Reserve
Park
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Past Present & Future

Local charity that cares for parks, green spaces and historic buildings.

Cambridge Punting
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Punting

Cambridge Punting

Ready to experience Cambridge like never before? Join us at Cambridge Punting, for a journey that blends history, charm, and adventure.

Cambridge Women Tours
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Universities & Colleges
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Women Tours

Sex and the City - a walking tour This guided tour, led by Cambridge Green Badge guides, reveals the parts played by women in shaping the university, the town and the world beyond.

CityDays Urban Adventure Hunts
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Park
Tourism
Walking & Cycling Routes

CityDays Urban Adventure Hunts

Escape room meets city tour. Explore Cambridge’s historic highlights and hidden quirks in this puzzle-filled adventure through its centre!

Clare Hall
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College Rooms
Museums & Galleries
Tourism
Universities & Colleges

Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.

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.

Go Quest Adventures: Self Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt
City Tours
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Go Quest Adventures: Self Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

Turning City Streets into Adventure Playgrounds! Go Quest Adventures (GQA) offers fun and interactive city Quests all self-guided through the GQA app. On your Quest, explore the streets of Cambridge unlocking a secret trail, solving puzzles & completing challenges earning points along the way. Quests are designed for you to see the city’s highlights but also discover hidden gems and learn unique facts. Get Your Quest Today - Play Anytime! Will you Conquer The Quest?

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Did you know?

In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!