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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Corpus Christi College
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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.

Courtyard Kitchen
Art & Framing
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Food & Drink
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Courtyard Kitchen

Combining food and culture, our modern eatery is the perfect spot to enjoy freshly prepared, homemade food whilst being able to peruse the contemporary exhibitions, art and antiquities within the museum walls.

Darwin College
Universities & Colleges

Darwin College

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

David Parr House
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

David Parr House

David Parr House is an ordinary terraced house with an extraordinary hand-painted interior. Home to the Victorian working-class artist, David Parr and his family, the house is an example of Arts and Crafts workmanship layered with 20th-century social history.

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
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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.

Exhibition: Murder by the Book at Cambridge University Library
Free
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Exhibition: Murder by the Book at Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library runs a programme of free, public exhibitions throughout the year. Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction illuminates and celebrates the stories of the UK’s most popular fiction writing, examining crime’s place in our literary history, looking at the Library’s remarkable collection items, and stylish dust jackets, that represent more than a century of British book design. Featuring star items including Agatha Christie's 1937 typewriter. Pre-booking essential.

Fitz Events, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge
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Fitz Events, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

A distinct and modern Cambridge College, Fitzwilliam College offers an outstanding venue for events, B&B breaks, celebrations, and much more.

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

GALLERIE V
Art & Framing
Free
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GALLERIE V

GALLERIE V is a Cambridge-based youth gallery which opened its doors on May 19, 2021. Our mission is to support, inspire, and educate the local youth community, by showcasing the work of young artists aged 14-25 from all over the UK in group open call exhibitions. By providing a platform for artists to express their creativity, we aim to create a community which enables young individuals to showcase and develop their creative potential.

Go Quest Adventures: Self Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt
City Tours
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Go Quest Adventures: Self Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

Turning City Streets into Adventure Playgrounds! Go Quest Adventures (GQA) offers fun and interactive city Quests all self-guided through the GQA app. On your Quest, explore the streets of Cambridge unlocking a secret trail, solving puzzles & completing challenges earning points along the way. Quests are designed for you to see the city’s highlights but also discover hidden gems and learn unique facts. Get Your Quest Today - Play Anytime! Will you Conquer The Quest?

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Did you know?

Not many pubs can claim to have served a man a pint just after he’d discovered the secret of life itself, but The Eagle can! It was in this city centre pub that scientists Francis Crick and James Watson announced their discovery of DNA in the 1953.