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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Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre
Leisure Activities

Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre

Offering a wide range of indoor sports, leisure facilities and gyms for the community of Cambridge and beyond.

Kettle’s Yard
Museums & Galleries

Kettle’s Yard

A beautiful and unique house in Cambridge, England with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art.

Killer Trails
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities

Killer Trails

Would you like to explore the elegant streets of Cambridge whilst solving a world-changing murder mystery? Well, you’ve come to the right place, detective! A Brief Murder In Time is an imaginative treasure hunt with a whodunit twist. This self-guided city tour experience leads you on a thrilling journey around one of the world’s most prestigious university cities, past renowned museums and spectacularly preserved architecture. Along the way, you’ll discover historical landmarks and hidden gems, solve cryptic puzzles and find hidden clues to ultimately deduce whodunit. The game is afoot!

King’s College
Universities & Colleges

King’s College

One of the 31 constituent Colleges that make up the University of Cambridge, King's College was founded by King Henry VI in 1441.

King’s College and King’s College Chapel
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Universities & Colleges

King’s College and King’s College Chapel

King's College Chapel plays a central role in College life, as well as being the most instantly recognizable and iconic building in Cambridge.

Kings Hedges Learner Pool
Leisure Activities

Kings Hedges Learner Pool

Kings hedges learner pool is in the heart of a small community in Cambridge, offering swimming in the form of fun and/or lessons.

Kung Woo Chinese Restaurant
Restaurants

Kung Woo Chinese Restaurant

Regent Street

La Dante in Cambridge
Universities & Colleges

La Dante in Cambridge

La Dante in Cambridge is a not-for-profit cultural association and is part of the international organization “La Società Dante Alighieri”, which was founded in 1889 and has 500 offices worldwide. Our aim here in Cambridge is to promote knowledge and enjoyment of the Italian, Spanish, and English languages and culture, and to bring together like-minded people who want to learn more about what these beautiful countries have to offer. Our approach is to create a unique blend of learning language and culture at the same time, which research shows are the quickest way to achieve a higher level of language proficiency.

La Margherita Italian Restaurant
Restaurants

La Margherita Italian Restaurant

Magdalene Street

Lammas Land
Park

Lammas Land

Paddling pool and large play area.

Laundress Green
Park

Laundress Green

Open green space

Let’s Go Punting
Punting

Let’s Go Punting

At Let's Go Punting we are a small independent company specialising in private and shared chauffeured punting tours.

Light Blue Holdings
City Tours
Leisure Activities
Punting
Tourism

Light Blue Holdings

A truly unique opportunity to enjoy some acoustic music whilst gliding along the River Cam on a chauffeured boat.

Light Cinema Cambridge
Leisure Activities

Light Cinema Cambridge

We're more than just a cinema. We show everything from live theatre to rock concerts.

Limekiln Close and East Pit local nature reserve
Park

Limekiln Close and East Pit local nature reserve

Close to the busy residential areas of Cherry Hinton, this reserve forms an important habitat for many species. Previously used as quarries, the areas have a more dramatic landscape then most of the surrounding area as it contains white chalk cliffs.

Lockhouse Escape Games
Leisure Activities

Lockhouse Escape Games

LockHouse Escape Games features some of the best escape rooms in Cambridge.

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Did you know?

Cambridge is home to one of the most famous student theatre troupes in the world: the Footlights. Founded in the 1880s, some of the UK’s biggest stars were part of it, including John Cleese, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Rowan Atkinson.