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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Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game
City Tours
Free
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Leisure Activities
Walking & Cycling Routes

Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game

The most creative way to see Cambridge! Outdoor escape room-style immersive adventure game. Explore Cambridge, solve puzzles, crack the mystery!

St John’s College
Universities & Colleges

St John’s College

At St John's College we provide students with a world class education in a diverse, friendly and lively environment.

St Matthew’s Piece
Park

St Matthew’s Piece

This park has spring rockers, swings and a climber for younger children. For older children there’s a modular climber, nest swing and a basketball half-court.

Stapleford Granary Arts and Music Centre
Museums & Galleries
Theatres & Cinemas

Stapleford Granary Arts and Music Centre

WELCOME TO STAPLEFORD GRANARY A home for the culturally curious… Music, art, education & conversation in a beautiful 19th century farm complex with outstanding facilities, situated at the foot of the Gog Magog Downs and just 5 miles from the centre of Cambridge. Stapleford Granary is an arts centre built on the vision and values of the Association for Cultural Exchange: fostering cultural understanding – from local to worldwide, historical to contemporary - through education. Our cultural curiosity and passion for cross-arts collaboration lies at the heart of what we do, illustrated in our programming, artist residencies, research, workshops and exhibitions.

Stourbridge Common
Park

Stourbridge Common

Stourbridge Common is a scenic, riverfront greenspace with a paved walking pathway. The all-ages play area has spring rockers, a modular climber, runway and rotating unit.

Tangential Cambridge Tours
City Tours

Tangential Cambridge Tours

Designed for those who have no opportunity to travel to Cambridge and see it in the flesh in the near future.

Tenpin Cambridge
Leisure Activities

Tenpin Cambridge

Tenpin Cambridge is the perfect place to go bowling! With 28 bowling lanes, we can accommodate all your fellow bowlers.

The Backs
Free
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Park

The Backs

The Backs is a picturesque area to the east of Queen's Road in the city of Cambridge, England, where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam, their grounds covering both banks of the river.

The Cambridge Punt Company
Punting

The Cambridge Punt Company

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

The Captains Table
Bars & Clubs
City Tours
Fine Dining
Food & Drink
Punting
Restaurants
Tourism

The Captains Table

The Captain’s Table is an Art Deco-inspired cruising restaurant. Perfect for Hen Do's, Celebrations Dinners, Reunions and Indulgent Tours of the local countryside. We also have the Captain’s Launch a fully refurbished 1920s river cruiser. Perfect for river trips and afternoon tea.

The Centre for Computing History
Museums & Galleries

The Centre for Computing History

The Centre for Computing History is much more than a museum.

The Corpus Clock
Free
Key Sites to Visit

The Corpus Clock

The Corpus Clock is one of the most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge and has been admired by residents and tourists since its inauguration in 2008

The Eagle
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Pubs

The Eagle

Drinking and thinking hub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered 'the secret of life'

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Museums & Galleries

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Our independent museum tells the 850-year old story of farming and life in the Cambridgeshire Fens. We also manage Denny Abbey, the former Benedictine monastery, on behalf of English Heritage.

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Free
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Museums & Galleries

The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the lead partner of the spectacular collections of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden.

The Museum of Cambridge
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Museums & Galleries
Tourism

The Museum of Cambridge

We are the Museum of Cambridge. Our collection shares more than 300 years of history in a 400 year old former pub and coaching inn. Discover the social history of life in Cambridge where you'll learn extraordinary stories of the ordinary people.

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Did you know?

The city’s name is known around the world, but it wasn’t always called Cambridge. In the Middle Ages it was known as Grantabridge, meaning the bridge over the river Granta (one of the sources of the River Cam).