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 Open Studios 2022
Art & Framing
Free
House & Park
Museums & Galleries
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Cambridge Open Studios 2022

In one of the largest Open Studios events to date, Cambridge Open Studios 2022 presents work from more than 370 COS Members in over 230 studios and spaces across the county this July.

Cambridge Past Present & Future
House & Park
Key Sites to Visit
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Local Nature Reserve
Park
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Past Present & Future

Local charity that cares for parks, green spaces and historic buildings.

Cambridge Punt Company Ltd
Punting

Cambridge Punt Company Ltd

Welcome to Cambridge Punt Company, the no.1 Punting Company in Cambridge.

Cambridge Punting
City Tours
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Punting

Cambridge Punting

Ready to experience Cambridge like never before? Join us at Cambridge Punting, for a journey that blends history, charm, and adventure.

Cambridge Rowing Experience
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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 Rowing Experience
Leisure Activities

Cambridge Rowing Experience

NEW to Cambridge! We are delighted to offer a rare and exciting opportunity for you to experience Cambridge’s most iconic sport - ROWING!

Cambridge Sculpture Trails
City Tours
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Universities & Colleges
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Sculpture Trails

Find illustrated trails of 20th & 21st C public sculpture on our CST website. Download our free app to guide you around the works sited in city streets and tranquil college gardens.

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.

Cambridge University Italian Society
Free
Universities & Colleges

Cambridge University Italian Society

The CUIS is a student-run society that promotes Italian culture in Cambridge. Our aim, on the one hand, is to create a platform for exchange between different cultures, with the purpose of allowing people from all over the world to get to know Italy, its reality, traditions, and culture a bit better. On the other hand, our objective is to provide a place of exchange and a forum for discussion for Italian students and people in Cambridge who have an interest in Italy. The Society is open to everyone who is interested in our activities, including people from outside the University and non-Italian speakers. We run weekly activities throughout term time. Activities range from cultural and informational talks, roundtables, and panel discussions on issues of common interest relating to Italy. Famous Italian journalists, scholars, and directors have been invited to give talks in the past. We are committed to creating a friendly, welcoming environment where Italians and non-Italians alike can feel at home.

Cambridge Women Tours
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Universities & Colleges
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Women Tours

Sex and the City - a walking tour This guided tour, led by Cambridge Green Badge guides, reveals the parts played by women in shaping the university, the town and the world beyond.

Cambridge Youth Opera
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Youth Opera

CYO broadens the creative horizons of young people through opera. Working across Cambridgeshire and East Anglia, we do not charge for participation in our core activities or place any barriers to access. CYO organises fully-staged opera productions with children, teenagers and young adults as well as working in partnership with schools to offer workshops and classroom-based activities. We build a foundation of inspiration, exploration and self-expression, enabling each young person to find and own their individual artistic voice.

CAMYOGA
Leisure Activities

CAMYOGA

Your happy place! A beautiful, friendly studio space in the heart of Cambridge dedicated to your wellbeing. Choose from Yoga, Pilates, Barre, and Fitness. In-Studio and Online classes are available.

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.

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Did you know?

Telegenic Cambridge has served as a backdrop for many films and TV series, from the obvious – such as Chariots of Fire, The Theory of Everything and ITV’s Grantchester – to the more unexpected, including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.