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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Vue Cinema Cambridge
Theatres & Cinemas

Vue Cinema Cambridge

Vue Entertainment is part of Vue International - one of the world's leading cinema operators.

Walking Talking Tours LTD
City Tours
Tourism

Walking Talking Tours LTD

Independent tourist information centre who have teamed up with the best independent Punting companies in Cambridge, and offer bespoke walking tours with award winning guides. Contact us with your general enquiries, attraction recommendations, itinerary suggestions, or to arrange your punting and walking tour experience!

Wandlebury Country Park
Local Nature Reserve

Wandlebury Country Park

Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve, in the suburbs, encompasses more than 40 hectares / 100 acres. This historic parkland features numerous nature trails, wild flower meadows, large trees and shrubs, seating areas, large expanses of grass and scenic views

West Pit local nature reserve
Local Nature Reserve

West Pit local nature reserve

Hosting a variety of wild flowers in the warmer months, the West Pit varies slightly from Lime Kiln and East Pit reserve in that it is greener with more mature trees.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Key Sites to Visit
Museums & Galleries

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

The Whipple Museum's collection includes scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, photographs, books and other material related to the history of science.

World Study Solutions Ltd
Universities & Colleges

World Study Solutions Ltd

We are a British Council registered agent. We specialise in helping international students study at language schools, universities and colleges throughout the world. We have been helping students for 20 years and are based in Cambridge, England.

Your Space Apartments
Apartments
Leisure Activities

Your Space Apartments

Centrally located and within easy walking distance of the historical city centre with its excellent range of independent and High Street stores, bars, cafés and restaurants, as well as the green open spaces of Midsummer Common and Parkers Piece. Though very central it is a quiet location as there is no through road for traffic.

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Did you know?

A staggering 121 affiliates of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the Nobel Prize since 1904