Top things to do in Cambridge

Top Choice Church in Cambridge

King's College Chapel

In a city crammed with showstopping buildings, this is a scene-stealer. Grandiose 16th-century King's College Chapel is one of England’s most extraordinary examples of Gothic architecture. Its inspirational, intrica…
Top Choice College in Cambridge

Trinity College

The largest of Cambridge's colleges, Trinity offers an extraordinary Tudor gateway, an air of supreme elegance and a sweeping Great Court – the largest of its kind in the world. It also boasts the renowned and suita…
Top Choice Museum in Cambridge

Fitzwilliam Museum

Fondly dubbed 'the Fitz' by locals, this colossal neoclassical pile was one of the first public art museums in Britain, built to house the fabulous treasures that the seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam bequeathed to his o…
Top Choice Modern British in Cambridge

Midsummer House

At the region’s top table, chef Daniel Clifford’s double-Michelin-starred creations are distinguished by depth of flavour and immense technical skill. Savour transformations of pumpkin (into velouté), mackerel (with…
Top Choice Park in Cambridge

The Backs

Behind the Cambridge colleges’ grandiose facades and stately courts, a series of gardens and parks line up beside the river. Collectively known as the Backs, the tranquil green spaces and shimmering waters offer unp…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Cambridge

Urban Shed

Unorthodox, retro Urban Shed has a personal-service ethos so strong that regular customers have a locker for their own mug. Old aeroplane seats perch beside cable-drum tables, their own-blend coffee is mellow and th…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Cambridge

Cambridge Brew House

Pick a pint from the array on offer here and there’s a fair chance it’ll have been brewed in the gleaming vats beside the bar. Add a buzzy vibe, eclectic upcycled decor, dirty burgers and British tapas (mains £10 to…
Museum in Cambridge

Polar Museum

Tales of hostile environments, dogged determination and, sometimes, life-claiming mistakes are evoked powerfully at this compelling museum. Its focus on polar exploration charts the feats of the likes of Roald Amund…
College in Cambridge

Gonville & Caius College

Known locally as Caius (pronounced 'keys'), Gonville and Caius boasts three fascinating gates: Virtue, Humility and Honour. They symbolise the progress of the good student; the third gate (the Porta Honoris, a fabul…
College in Cambridge

Christ's College

Christ's College is a venerable institution at more than 500 years old. Its gleaming Great Gate is emblazoned with heraldic carvings of Tudor roses, a portcullis and spotted Beaufort yale (mythical antelope-like cre…