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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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.

Clare College
Universities & Colleges

Clare College

The College was founded in 1326 and was the first of the Oxford and Cambridge foundations to provide for a Master, Fellows and Scholars in a single community.

Clare Hall
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Gift Shops
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Walking & Cycling Routes

Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.

Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge
Leisure Activities

Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge

ACTION-PACKED FUN FOR EVERYONE. Clip 'n Climb is suitable for everyone from 4 years upwards and is the ultimate fun and healthy activity for you to enjoy.

Coldham’s Common
Park

Coldham’s Common

A very large block of common land near the heart of Cambridge, split in two by the Cambridge-Ipswich railway line. The largest section of the common has a diverse range of habitats which support active and passive recreation.

Coleridge Recreation Ground
Park

Coleridge Recreation Ground

Paddling pool, splashboard, childrens playground, football field, tennis court, and table tennis

Corpus Christi College
Key Sites to Visit
Universities & Colleges

Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College was founded in 1352. The College provides a stimulating academic and residential environment.

Coton Countryside Reserve
Park

Coton Countryside Reserve

Open green space and walking routes.

Darwin College
Universities & Colleges

Darwin College

Darwin College is founded for the advancement of education, learning and research.

Decathlon
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Bicycle Shops & Repairs
Walking & Cycling Routes

Decathlon

Decathlon makes sport accessible to the many by designing, producing and selling great value sports products all over the world. Our Cambridge store in the Grafton Centre is home to 25 sports experts waiting to share their knowledge with you. We also offer bike servicing and repairs in our in store workshop.

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Did you know?

One of the most famous figures in English history, Oliver Cromwell, was laid to rest at Westminster Abbey, but his decapitated head is buried in the grounds of Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge. Grisly but true!