Conducts two-hour city tours (adult/child £12.50/6, 11am and 1pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm Sunday); 1½-hour city tours (adult/child £11/6,...
The 16th-century Emmanuel College ('Emma' to students) is famous for its exquisite chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The college...
Set in the former Cambridge courts, this light-hearted attraction, consisting of an introductory video and self-guided walk, follows the...
Hip-hop, dance, R&B, techno, funk, top-name DJs and club nights – you'll find it at Cambridge's most popular club, the...
Bright and airy, this cafe, deli and butchers shop prides itself on its local organic ingredients. It's a great place to stop for hearty...
Christ's College information
Lonely Planet review
Over 500 years old and a grand old institution, Christ's is worth visiting if only for its gleaming Great Gate emblazoned with heraldic carving of spotted Beaufort yale (antelope-like creatures), Tudor roses and portcullis. Its founder, Lady Margaret Beaufort, hovers above like a guiding spirit. A stout oak door leads into First Court – one of Cambridge's more picturesque Front Courts and the only circular one. Pressing on through the Second Court there is a gate to the Fellows' Garden, which contains a mulberry tree under which 17th-century poet John Milton reputedly wrote Lycidas . Charles Darwin also studied here and his room has been restored as it would have been when he lived in it. You can buy a guided-walk brochure (£1.20) to Darwin-related sites in the college from the porter's lodge. Other controversy-generating alumni include Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Ali G and Borat) and historian Simon Schama.