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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Aqua Park Grafham
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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!

Ben’s Yard
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Local Nature Reserve
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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.

Cambourne Comedy Club
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Cambourne Comedy Club

Big Deal Comedy is well known for its fantastic comedy nights, with plenty of customer testimonials to prove it. "Such a good night, comedy was 1st rate and the bar efficient and reasonable. Will definitely be back" Andy, Cambourne

Cambridge Narrowboats
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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 Open Studios 2022
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Free
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Cambridge Open Studios 2022

In one of the largest Open Studios events to date, Cambridge Open Studios 2022 presents work from more than 370 COS Members in over 230 studios and spaces across the county this July.

Cambridge Past Present & Future
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Local Nature Reserve
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Cambridge Past Present & Future

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

CAMYOGA
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CAMYOGA

Your happy place! A beautiful, friendly studio space in the heart of Cambridge dedicated to your wellbeing. Choose from Yoga, Pilates, Barre, and Fitness. In-Studio and Online classes are available.

Kung Woo Chinese Restaurant
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Kung Woo Chinese Restaurant

Regent Street

La Margherita Italian Restaurant
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La Margherita Italian Restaurant

Magdalene Street

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!

Primavera Art Gallery
Art & Framing
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Primavera Art Gallery

Home to a wide range of British contemporary collections including jewellery, textiles, ceramics, sculptures, silverware and glass.

Sing! Choirs
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Sing! Choirs

Singing for everyone! No auditions, no need to read music, just love singing a great selection of pop, rock and songs from the shows!

Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game
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Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game

The most creative way to see Cambridge! Outdoor escape room-style immersive adventure game. Explore Cambridge, solve puzzles, crack the mystery!

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 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.

University of Cambridge Museums Shop
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University of Cambridge Museums Shop

The University of Cambridge Museums shop on Kings Parade showcases products inspired by all the museums and collections of Cambridge. The perfect store for last minute gift shopping, visit the UCM shop for an amazing range of products suitable for all ages.

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Did you know?

Legendary rock band Pink Floyd has its roots in Cambridge, with members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour born and raised in the city.