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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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.

Granta Moorings Cambridge
Punting

Granta Moorings Cambridge

Recognised as Cambridge’s most tranquil and picturesque river location – a FABULOUS location for a beautiful day!

Grantchester Filming Locations Walking Tour
City Tours
Walking & Cycling Routes

Grantchester Filming Locations Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided Grantchester tour through the idyllic village on the outskirts of Cambridge, as seen in the hit ITV drama.

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.

Hada Therapies
Leisure Activities

Hada Therapies

Hada Therapies is nestled in the heart of Cambridge. Where Facial Massage Therapy is at the centre of every holistic facial, stimulating circulation, nourishing the skin and exercising the facial muscles. Treatments are bespoke and intuitve, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and absolutely glowing.

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.

Histon Road Recreation
Park

Histon Road Recreation

Play area, football goals, modular climber.

Hot Air Balloon Rides Over Cambridge
Leisure Activities

Hot Air Balloon Rides Over Cambridge

Take to the skies on a magical hot air balloon ride and discover Cambridge like never before. A balloon ride is a fantastic way to enjoy panoramic views as far as the horizon. Buy your balloon flight vouchers and choose from a morning or evening flight on a weekday or weekend, March through to October. They make the perfect gift or treat for yourself!

Huntingdon Art Gallery
Art & Framing
Free
Home Furnishings
Leisure Activities
Museums & Galleries

Huntingdon Art Gallery

Huntingdon Art Gallery showcases selected local artists within Cambs Lock.

Impact Airguns
Leisure Activities

Impact Airguns

Welcome to Cambridgeshire’s only indoor/outdoor Airgun Range. Whether you're an experienced shooter or a newcomer to Airgun shooting you’re welcome at Impact Airguns!

Imperial War Museum Duxford
Museums & Galleries

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Visit Imperial War Museum Duxford for a huge day out. See Spitfires take to the skies from the airfield where they first flew, get up close to gigantic aircraft and walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served here.

Impressive PR
Theatres & Cinemas

Impressive PR

The incredible ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ is on a nationwide tour and will be at Peterborough’s New Theatre on 31st May. “Amazing! Absolutely brilliant! Congratulations The Showstoppers you took my 24hr challenge and succeeded 200%” ELAINE PAIGE Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest, it is the first ever long-form improv show to have a full West End run and to be nominated and win an Olivier Award! Completely improvised and genuinely entirely different every night, this is a must-see show! For those who haven’t yet experienced the live phenomenon that is ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’, the show is a fully realised musical created on the spot from audience suggestions. The cast transform suggestions for settings, genres, musical styles and even the name of the show into ingenious storylines with hilarious characters. From Pink Floyd to Stephen Sondheim, via a primary school, Ancient Egypt, or a mattress shop – if the audience can suggest it, The Showstoppers will perform it. It’s hugely funny to watch. The group are long running, well known and renowned for their improvisation work. Most cast members have also received acclaim in their own right. The Showstoppers have been working on the show since 2008, figuring out how to improvise in increasingly esoteric styles, including musical, dance, straight theatre, and film genres to name but a few. In the Autumn of 2015, it became the first longform improv show to have a full run in the West End at the Apollo Theatre, for which it won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment & Family Show.

in situ: theatre company
Theatres & Cinemas

in situ: theatre company

in situ: is a ground-breaking theatre ensemble based in Cambridge. We perform site-specific and environmental work in non-theatre spaces. Professionally-run, in situ: works with a range of artists, actors and creative people on long-term collaborative projects to produce high-quality theatrical work using space, environment, extended vocality and technology.

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Did you know?

Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running folk festivals in the world, having launched in 1965. It takes place each summer at Cherry Hinton Hall park, and features an eclectic line-up of traditional and modern folk, as well blues, country and roots acts.