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Best things to do in Cambridge

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Free museum with great exhibits. This building was purpose built as a museum.”
84local recommendations
Botanical Garden
“Botanic Garden displays over 8,000 plant species, all grown in glass houses! It was founded in 1846 and maintained ever since raise the visitors' awareness about the natural world. Its 40 acres of parkland in the heart of Cambridge City provides an optimal opportunity for a stroll, picnic, and visit of a lake, glasshouses, chronological bed, rock gardens and a collection of mature trees. ”
39local recommendations
Art Gallery
“Free museum. Small, friendly, interesting. Great cafe, but ask the price before you buy.”
38local recommendations
Cinema
“If you love cinema then this is the best place to catch a variety of films including special seasons showing niche directors and artistes. ”
40local recommendations
Park
“ Large park next to the river. Hosts several events throughout the year, including Strawberry Fair, beer festival and fireworks night. Great place for picnics in the summer.”
27local recommendations
Establishment
“Grand Arcade Shopping Centre in Cambridge, UK is the leading shopping destination with 60 luxury and high street retailers over 3 floors.”
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Premise
“The heart of Cambridge, the treasure of Cambridge: the fan vaulting, the windows, King's Choir: "beautiful, spiritual, and enjoyable" ”
24local recommendations
Restaurant
“The Eagle is one the oldest inns in Cambridge dating back to the 14th century. A very traditional experience with cask ales and home cooked food. Blue Plaque commemorates Watson and Crick's announcement they had discovered 'the secret of life'. The RAF Bar ceiling with graffiti of World War II airmen.”
31local recommendations
School
“Architectural beauty. It is seldom open to visitors, but you can enjoys its beauty from either Kings Parade or The Backs.”
24local recommendations
Route
“On top of clothing and shoes you can find a cinema, a couple of restaurants on the first floor, a pharmacy (Boots), electronics stores - all sorts!”
15local recommendations
Cinema
“Located in The Grafton Centre on East Road, Vue Cambridge has eight screens with over 500 seats. ”
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Café
“http://www.theorchardteagarden.co.uk/ I love walking here - cycle to Newnham and leave the bikes - then walk along the river to the tea rooms for tea or lunch. Plenty of history and the Orchard is enchanting. ”
39local recommendations
Café
“Hot Numbers Coffee has 2 locations, both fabulous and as expected very busy. Another family owned and operated indy, the owner is an absolute stand-up gent - Simon is coffee roaster by day, DJ by night. Also an avid collector of vintage motorcycles and coffee machines which are now on display at his roastery in Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BP. Take a little bike ride out to Haslingfield and you can visit his wife Nilu's cafe - the Moringa Tree. Haslingfield is also an idyllic little english village much smaller than Cambridge with church grounds, and a gift shop. Well worth the visit!”
34local recommendations
Establishment
“The largest multi-purpose entertainment venue in the region. Run by Cambridge City Council, it presents up to 300 performances per year ranging from the hottest names from the rock and pop world as well as musicals, comedy, opera, ballet orchestral concerts and an annual Christmas show.”
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Field
“I love walking, jogging or cycling along the Cam through Midsummer Common, watching the rowers, joggers and dog walkers go by. Feels like being in the countryside but it's about 5-10 minutes from the flat. ”
15local recommendations
Science Museum
“A gem of a museum containing curiosities and artefacts from numerous tribal cultures as well as local archaeological finds.”
10local recommendations