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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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Museums & Galleries

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

A walk through the Sedgwick Museum will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time.

Selwyn College
Universities & Colleges

Selwyn College

Welcome to Selwyn College, Cambridge. Selwyn combines academic excellence with a strong, diverse community.

Sheep’s Green
Park

Sheep’s Green

Sheep's Green is situated to the west of Coe Fen and runs along the west bank of the river Cam. It is an ideal place to walk along the river and get away from the busy city streets.

Si5 Spy Missions
Leisure Activities

Si5 Spy Missions

Si5 SpyMissions is the ultimate kids birthday party experience!

Sidney Sussex College
Universities & Colleges

Sidney Sussex College

Founded in 1596, Sidney is renowned across the University and Cambridge Colleges for its warm community spirit, central location, and friendly atmosphere.

Sing! Choirs
Leisure Activities

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!

Smokin Roses
Bars & Clubs
Fashion
Pubs
services
Theatres & Cinemas
Toilets

Smokin Roses

Folk in the Footlights is a brand new folk night for Cambridge in 2024, in association with The Cambridge Union.

Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game
City Tours
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Walking & Cycling Routes

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!

Spies, Lies and Double Agents – a walking tour
City Tours

Spies, Lies and Double Agents – a walking tour

Join our qualified Cambridge guides to hear stories (some recent, others centuries-old) of deception, intrigue and double dealing by alumni and fellows, and their effect on world events.

St John’s College
Universities & Colleges

St John’s College

At St John's College we provide students with a world class education in a diverse, friendly and lively environment.

St Matthew’s Piece
Park

St Matthew’s Piece

This park has spring rockers, swings and a climber for younger children. For older children there’s a modular climber, nest swing and a basketball half-court.

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.

Stourbridge Common
Park

Stourbridge Common

Stourbridge Common is a scenic, riverfront greenspace with a paved walking pathway. The all-ages play area has spring rockers, a modular climber, runway and rotating unit.

Tangential Cambridge Tours
City Tours

Tangential Cambridge Tours

Designed for those who have no opportunity to travel to Cambridge and see it in the flesh in the near future.

Tenpin Cambridge
Leisure Activities

Tenpin Cambridge

Tenpin Cambridge is the perfect place to go bowling! With 28 bowling lanes, we can accommodate all your fellow bowlers.

The Backs
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Park

The Backs

The Backs is a picturesque area to the east of Queen's Road in the city of Cambridge, England, where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam, their grounds covering both banks of the river.

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Did you know?

The city’s name is known around the world, but it wasn’t always called Cambridge. In the Middle Ages it was known as Grantabridge, meaning the bridge over the river Granta (one of the sources of the River Cam).