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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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
Accessories
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.

Dinky Doors
Free
Walking & Cycling Routes

Dinky Doors

Hidden around Cambridge you will find the famous Dinky Doors.

Donkey Common
Park

Donkey Common

There's a skate ramp, exercise equipment, and table tennis tables.

Downing College
Universities & Colleges

Downing College

Downing College in the University of Cambridge was founded in 1800 by the bequest of Sir George Downing.

Emmanuel College
Universities & Colleges

Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College occupies extensive grounds, sited in the centre of Cambridge and providing an environment for learning and living that is both beautiful and peaceful.

Enchanted Cinema
Leisure Activities

Enchanted Cinema

Enchanted Cinema brings together live music, delicious food and all-star cinema to create an evening of magic from start to finish.

FLEX Studios
Leisure Activities

FLEX Studios

Doing Dance Differently 💜 Changing the image of dance studios and allowing you to be authentically YOU in all of our classes. From yoga to hip hop and everything in between we’ve got you covered. Come & join the FLEX Family today!

Fulbourn Fen
Local Nature Reserve

Fulbourn Fen

Fulbourn Fen is a 27.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. It is privately owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Gonville and Caius College
Universities & Colleges

Gonville and Caius College

Gonville & Caius – we’re usually known simply as 'Keys' – is home to nearly 1,000 undergraduates, graduates and academics.

Great St. Mary’s Church
Key Sites to Visit

Great St. Mary’s Church

Come experience our world-famous panoramic views of Cambridge! Climb the 123 steps of the University Church tower and enjoy a 360° view on our newly-refurbished outdoor viewing platform.

Gymfinity Kids
Leisure Activities

Gymfinity Kids

At Gymfinity Kids we host weekly classes for children of all levels, from babies to 16 years.

Haunted Cambridge Tours
City Tours

Haunted Cambridge Tours

Cambridge guides' scariest storytellers are running ghost tours every Friday and Saturday at 18:30.

Hidden Cambridge
City Tours

Hidden Cambridge

Discover the heart of the ancient city, some of the hidden nooks and crannies you’ve never noticed before around the river crossing and quayside area.

Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre
Leisure Activities

Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre

Welcome to Hills Road Sports & Tennis Centre, the sports centre with something for everyone.

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Did you know?

Part of Queen’s College, The Mathematical Bridge is something of an architectural feat, using exclusively straight pieces of timber to create an elegant arched appearance.