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
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!

Cambourne Comedy Club
Bars & Clubs
Theatres & Cinemas

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 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 Flower School
Leisure Activities

Cambridge Flower School

Looking for a creative morning, afternoon or full day whilst visiting Cambridge? Checkout our range of floristry courses and workshops.

Cambridge Narrowboats
Apartments
B&B's and Guesthouses
Camp sites & Caravaning
Hotels
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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 Open Studios 2022
Art & Framing
Free
House & Park
Museums & Galleries
Tourism

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
House & Park
Key Sites to Visit
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Local Nature Reserve
Park
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Past Present & Future

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

CAMYOGA
Leisure Activities

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.

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!

David Parr House
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

David Parr House

David Parr House is an ordinary terraced house with an extraordinary hand-painted interior. Home to the Victorian working-class artist, David Parr and his family, the house is an example of Arts and Crafts workmanship layered with 20th-century social history.

GALLERIE V
Art & Framing
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Museums & Galleries
Toilets

GALLERIE V

GALLERIE V is a Cambridge-based youth gallery which opened its doors on May 19, 2021. Our mission is to support, inspire, and educate the local youth community, by showcasing the work of young artists aged 14-25 from all over the UK in group open call exhibitions. By providing a platform for artists to express their creativity, we aim to create a community which enables young individuals to showcase and develop their creative potential.

Hada Therapies
Leisure Activities

Hada Therapies

Hada Therapies is nestled in the heart of Cambridge. Where Facial Massage Therapy is at the centre of every holistic facial, stimulating circulation, nourishing the skin and exercising the facial muscles. Treatments are bespoke and intuitve, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and absolutely glowing.

Impact Airguns
Leisure Activities

Impact Airguns

Welcome to Cambridgeshire’s only indoor/outdoor Airgun Range. Whether you're an experienced shooter or a newcomer to Airgun shooting you’re welcome at Impact Airguns!

Kung Woo Chinese Restaurant
Restaurants

Kung Woo Chinese Restaurant

Regent Street

La Margherita Italian Restaurant
Restaurants

La Margherita Italian Restaurant

Magdalene Street

Let’s Go Punting
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
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Punting

Let’s Go Punting

At Let’s Go Punting we offer award-winning private and shared chauffeured punting tours in Cambridge. Sit back, relax and see the majestic Cambridge University 'college backs' in comfort & style.

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Did you know?

Bringing the river to life in raucous style each June, ‘The Bumps’ are a chaotic series of rowing races. In this Cambridge tradition, which dates back to the early 19th Century, boats set out in single file and must catch and touch, or ‘bump’, the boat ahead without being caught by the rowers on their tail.