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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Cambridge Junction
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Junction

The venue in Cambridge where art meets life.

Cambridge Local Nature Reserve

Cambridge Local Nature Reserve

The Local Nature Reserves (LNR’s) in Cambridge are for both people and wildlife.

Cambridge Museum of Technology
Museums & Galleries

Cambridge Museum of Technology

Cambridge Museum of Technology is the home of our industrial heritage. Learn about the story of sewage and waste disposal in the Victorian Pumping Station.

Cambridge Rowing Experience
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Leisure Activities
Tourism

Cambridge Rowing Experience

We are delighted to offer a rare and exciting opportunity for you to experience Cambridge’s most iconic sport - ROWING! The experience is aimed at complete beginners irrespective of your level of fitness (T&C's apply). The ultimate aim is to get you to simply experience what it's like to row in Cambridge. We run half-day sessions throughout the year using high quality facilities and equipment. You’ll get the chance to row in a coxed 'eight' boat, just like the crews in the famous Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. The entire experience is fully Covid compliant. Lifejackets can be provided if needed although the eight boat is the safest boat in our fleet. So whether you want to tick it off the bucket list, learn a new skill, bond with your friends or your team, or make new friends - sign up for the Cambridge Rowing Experience today.

Cambridge United Football Club
Leisure Activities

Cambridge United Football Club

Home of the Abbey Stadium and League One Cambridge United Football Club.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Key Sites to Visit

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Plants from all over the world in one great garden, one great day out. Come on in and find out more.

Cambridgeshire Wine School
Bars & Clubs
Food & Drink
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Universities & Colleges

Cambridgeshire Wine School

Wine tastings & wine courses, private events and birthday parties. Gift vouchers that last 2 years. WSET exam courses. 5-star reviews.

Castle Hill
Park

Castle Hill

Although there are no ruins to be seen on Castle Hill, this grassy mound is of great importance in the history of Cambridge. This was the site of the Roman town of Duroliponte, originally an Iron Age hill fort.

Cheeky Monkeys Playbarn
Leisure Activities

Cheeky Monkeys Playbarn

Cheeky Monkeys is a family-run business set in the delightful grounds of Chaplins Farm, Fulbourn.

Cherry Hinton Hall

Cherry Hinton Hall

Cherry Hinton Hall is a Grade II listed Victorian country house set in a beautiful (now public) park to the south-east of Cambridge.

Cherry Hinton Hall Park
House & Park

Cherry Hinton Hall Park

Open green space, play park.

Chesterton Recreation Ground
Park

Chesterton Recreation Ground

Play area.

Christ’s Pieces
Park

Christ’s Pieces

Toilets with disabiled facilities, refreshment kiosk, bowling green, tennis courts, playground, table tennis

Christ’s College
Universities & Colleges

Christ’s College

Christ's is distinctive amongst the Cambridge Colleges. It offers strong tutorial support to its students as they pursue their academic work.

Churchill College
Universities & Colleges

Churchill College

With the largest college campus in Cambridge, a diverse student population and a track record of excellence, Churchill College is one of the most forward-thinking academic institutions in the world.

City Sightseeing Tour
City Tours

City Sightseeing Tour

The Cambridge sightseeing tour stops at 18 different locations across the city, bringing you on a tour of the city's main tourist attractions. Enjoy the views and sounds of Cambridge from the top deck of the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, whatever your tastes may be.

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Did you know?

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