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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Byard Art
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

Byard Art

Byrons Pool
Park

Byrons Pool

Weir pool.

Camboats
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities

Camboats

Cambridge longest running river boat tours. Explore Cambridge buy river , city and beyond. Private group/family trips and public hop-on tours.

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 Arts Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Arts Theatre

One of the finest regional theatres in the UK, hosting world-class touring productions and many West-End transfers to the heart of Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

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 Corn Exchange
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Corn Exchange

The Cambridge Corn Exchange is one of the UK's popular music and arts venue, hosting some of the worlds best known artists.

Cambridge Country Club
Bars & Clubs
Car Parks
Fine Dining
Leisure Activities
Restaurants
Toilets

Cambridge Country Club

Whether you want to tone up, release the stress of everyday life, become a golfing pro or celebrate a special day, Cambridge Country Club is here for you.

Cambridge County Polo Club
Leisure Activities

Cambridge County Polo Club

Welcome to Cambridge County Polo Club, nestling in an idyllic rural setting of 220 acres of polo estate, between Cambridge and Newmarket, close to Anglesey Abbey.

Cambridge Escape Rooms
Leisure Activities

Cambridge Escape Rooms

Cambridge Escape Rooms is the top rated escape room in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge Festival (University of Cambridge)
Universities & Colleges

Cambridge Festival (University of Cambridge)

The interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival will take place from 14-28 March 2024 with a mixture of on online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge.

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 Highlights Tour
City Tours

Cambridge Highlights Tour

See the best of Cambridge on a 90-minute Cambridge Highlights Walking Tour!

Cambridge Ice Arena
Leisure Activities

Cambridge Ice Arena

Cambridge Ice Arena is a full size, year-round, state-of-the-art ice rink near Cambridge International Airport.

Cambridge Junction
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Junction

The venue in Cambridge where art meets life.

Cambridge Literary Festival
Books
Universities & Colleges

Cambridge Literary Festival

Two festivals and events throughout the year, hosting literary greats, debut writers, scientists, artists, politicians, comedians and children's authors, all "For the Love of Books".

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Did you know?

Take a wander around Cambridge between spring and autumn and you might be greeted by the sight of cattle roaming freely in parks and green spaces.