St John's College
The beautiful Round Church is another of Cambridge's gems and one of only four such structures in England. It was built by the...
The largest of Cambridge's colleges, Trinity is entered through an impressive Tudor gateway first created in 1546. As you walk through,...
Trinity College's vast hall has a dramatic hammer-beam roof and lantern, and beyond this are the dignified cloisters of Nevile's Court...
Students' theatre and home to the university's Footlights comedy troupe, which jump-started the careers of scores of England's comedy...
If you didn’t manage the punting, watch others try from this Continental-style cafe overlooking the Cam that serves good French and...
St John's College information
Lonely Planet review
Alma mater of six prime ministers, three saints and Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ), St John's is one of the city's most photogenic colleges, and is also the second-biggest after Trinity. Founded in 1511 by Henry VII's mother, Margaret Beaufort, it sprawls along both banks of the river, joined by the Bridge of Sighs, a masterpiece of stone tracery and a focus for student pranks. Over the bridge is the 19th-century New Court, an extravagant neo-Gothic creation, and out to the left are stunning views of the Backs. Parts of the college are much older and the chapel, though smaller than King's, is one of Cambridge's hidden gems.