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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Squire Archery
Leisure Activities

Squire Archery

Squire Archery is based in South Cambridgeshire countryside just outside of Cambridge offering a range of fun and exciting archery activities from traditional target range archery to long distance archery to Tag archery. We supply all equipment and welcome everyone from complete beginners to professionals. Open 7 days a week we cater for individuals, family outings, birthday parties, corporate team building events and DofE courses.

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.

The Bridge First Aid Ltd
Gift Shops
Leisure Activities
services

The Bridge First Aid Ltd

Individuals looking for classroom training dates, are you fed up of dead end searches? Look no further… We deliver the regions largest choice of public in-person first aid for animals and people, and mental health training, mental health first aid, and suicide awareness courses. Simple Skills Save Lives

The Cambridge Flower School
Leisure Activities

The Cambridge Flower School

An introduction to Floristry

The Cambridge Flower School
Leisure Activities

The Cambridge Flower School

An introduction to Floristry

The Cambridge Impronauts
Theatres & Cinemas

The Cambridge Impronauts

The Cambridge Impronauts are Cambridge's oldest improvised comedy troupe, founded in 2003 and primarily operating in the University of Cambridge's ADC theatre. We run quickfire, long-form and variety improvised comedy shows all year round and run weekly open workshops on Sundays between 11am and 1pm during the university's term time. We are available to hire for workshops and shows, contact us for more details: impronauts@gmail.com

The Centre for Computing History
Museums & Galleries

The Centre for Computing History

The Centre for Computing History is much more than a museum.

The Corpus Clock
Free
Key Sites to Visit

The Corpus Clock

The Corpus Clock is one of the most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge and has been admired by residents and tourists since its inauguration in 2008

The Eagle
Key Sites to Visit
Pubs

The Eagle

Drinking and thinking hub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered 'the secret of life'

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Museums & Galleries

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.

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Did you know?

University of Cambridge was founded in 1209, making it the world's fourth-oldest surviving university.