WHY STUDY IN CAMBRIDGE?
Cambridge is a beautiful city in the East of England on the River Cam. It’s home to the world-renowned Cambridge University which dates to 1209 and includes King’s College which is known for its choir and gothic chapel. Cambridge is a city of education and that’s why so many people choose to come here and study.
It is not a big city and it benefits from being just a 50-minute train ride from London.
Cambridge is considered to be a safe city in general but like any city, it is not recommended to walk around alone after dark.
- City of Education
- Beautiful architecture
- The River Cam flows through the city and offers the opportunity to try your hand at punting or take a scenic walk
- Great shopping with John Lewis, Primark, Urban Outfitters, Hollister, Superdry, Ted Baker and many more
- Many museums and galleries such as the beautiful Fitzwilliam Museum
- Go to the Cambridge University Shakespeare festival and sit on the lawn in the magnificent college grounds. Plays take place at King’s College, Downing College and Trinity Hall to name a few
- Attend a lecture at Cambridge University. These are free to attend and cover a broad range of subjects. Upcoming lecture titles include Nanomanufacturing, Batteries and the Energy Transition and Our Quantum Future.
- There are numerous sporting opportunities with many sports centres, gyms and rowing clubs plus numerous parks and open spaces to relax and enjoy
Things to do
There are lots of things to do in Cambridge. Whether you like taking in the architectural sights, walking, eating and drinking or museums and galleries, there’s something for everyone.
You could take a punt down the River Cam past some of the colleges, the mathematical bridge and the bridge of sighs. If you feel brave you can try your hand at punting or pay a little extra and get a chauffeured punt. The chauffeurs will be able to tell you about the sights along the way and give you some interesting facts about Cambridge.
If you enjoy museums, then a walk round the Fitzwilliam Museum is for you. Not only is the building itself spectacular, it has many excellent exhibitions and galleries to walk through. It’s completely free to get in and there’s also a café and gift shop if you feel like a break half way through.
If you feel like getting some fresh air you could head over to Grantchester and walk across the meadows to the Orchard Tea Room. Here you can can enjoy traditional afternoon tea and scones with clotted cream and jam.
Just across the road from the Station Road campus, you will find the University Botanic Garden. It is home to over 8000 plant species from all over the world. These plant species assist in teaching and research. You can walk around the various gardens, relax by the fountain or have coffee and cake in the garden café.
World Famous Chelsea Buns!
If you’re in the centre of Cambridge and you’re hungry, try a Chelsea bun from Fitzbillies. Chelsea buns are fruity, well spiced buns that are soaked in syrup. They are delicious! They’ve been baked in Cambridge since the 1920s and are something everyone should try.
If you like to shop, Cambridge has everything you need. From good value stores like Primark to designer stores like Giulio and Hugo Boss we can cater for all budgets. There is also a market with food stalls and gifts.