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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Oliver Cromwell’s House
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Oliver Cromwell’s House

Visit the former Lord Protector’s family home, the only residence still in existence other than Hampton Court. Following a refurbishment, our House now boasts a completely re-vamped Civil War Exhibition with impressive interactive displays and interpretations. You’ll have the opportunity to try on costumes and try out the games of the time as well as truly experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment. Audio handsets bring the story of the impressive Oliver Cromwell House vividly to life.

OT Studio
Leisure Activities

OT Studio

Here at OT Studio we deliver all of your audio and music needs at the highest professional standard with a professional and friendly team.

Paradise local nature reserve
Local Nature Reserve

Paradise local nature reserve

Close to the River Cam and near the older part of Cambridge, Paradise has a range of habitats including woodland, marshes and the river itself.

Parker’s Piece
Park

Parker’s Piece

Open green space for football and cricket

Parkside Pool and Gym
Leisure Activities

Parkside Pool and Gym

Parkside Pools & Gym, near to Cambridge University in the city centre, offers a variety of activities for everyone.

Partyman World of Play
Leisure Activities

Partyman World of Play

Partyman World Of Play is part of the The Partyman Company , a truly magical family of companies that operates in the family leisure market.

Pembroke College
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Universities & Colleges

Pembroke College

The college is the third-oldest college of the university and has over 700 students and fellows. It is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its founding, as well as extensive gardens.

Peterhouse College
Universities & Colleges

Peterhouse College

The Chapel sits at the centre of the oldest part of College, and is the building you are most likely to see pictured in connection with Peterhouse.

Primavera Art Gallery
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

Primavera Art Gallery

Home to a wide range of British contemporary collections including jewellery, textiles, ceramics, sculptures, silverware and glass.

Punting cambridge-A Serene Adventure on the Water
City Tours
Punting

Punting cambridge-A Serene Adventure on the Water

Punting in Cambridge, the premier boat rental company in the heart of the city, offers an exceptional experience on the tranquil River Cam. With a fleet of beautifully crafted punts and expert guides, we cater to various preferences, including private, shared, corporate, and special occasion punting tours. Our knowledgeable narrators bring the city's history to life, making each journey insightful and memorable. Whether you seek a romantic outing, a team-building event, or a family adventure, our bespoke services ensure a captivating and personalized trip. Embrace the beauty and charm of Punting in Cambridge from the water, and create cherished memories with Punting Cambridge.

Queens’ College
Key Sites to Visit
Universities & Colleges

Queens’ College

Queens’ College supports world-leading teaching and research in a beautiful and welcoming environment.

Rainbow Rocket Climbing Centre
Leisure Activities

Rainbow Rocket Climbing Centre

New to Rainbow Rocket? If you're new to bouldering, we're a great place to start your journey.

Rendition Function Band
Leisure Activities

Rendition Function Band

Rendition Function Band are a Cambridge based wedding band suitable for functions, corporate entertainment, events, private parties and charity events around Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

Romsey Recreation Ground

Romsey Recreation Ground

Romsey Recreation Ground is a Victorian park located in the Romsey area of Cambridge.

RSPB
Local Nature Reserve

RSPB

Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve is an oasis for wildlife and for people. You’ll find space to unwind, miles of trail to explore and wildlife-a-plenty – there’s so much to enjoy!

Rutherford’s Punting
Punting

Rutherford’s Punting

Glide along the world-famous College Backs on a traditional punt and experience Cambridge with Rutherford's.

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Did you know?

Lord Byron, the famous Romantic poet, is said to have kept a bear while he was a student at Trinity College in the 1800s.