While I don’t live in Cambridge, it is my nearest city so I tend to spend quite a bit of time there. There is always something to see or do. It’s just so pretty, especially at this time of year, with its parks and stunning universities. Today I thought that I would share with you what I love about it.
Cambridge is the ideal shopping destination if you’re after something that little bit different. There are just so many options! Boudoir Femme and Elegant Atelier are the perfect boutiques for clothes while I love Lilac Rose for gifts. Some of the best streets for independant stores are Green Street and Rose Crescent.
There are a huge array for coffee shops with more delicious treats than you can think of. My perfect day would be spent in a coffee shop eating my way through the menu, enjoying a good book and indulging in a spot of people watching.
There isn’t just things to do in the day, Cambridge also has some pretty good places to go in the evenings. There is frequently live music at The Junction and at the Corn Exchange and I guarantee you will find something to suit your taste.
Museums and Galleries
It’s great that there are so many great museums and galleries right on our doorstep. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of my favourites for art and I can’t talk about museums without mentioning the Sedgwick Museum (which is when my dad used to work many years ago) for all you dinosaur lovers. Byard Art on King’s Parade is worth checking out if contemporary art is for you while Cambridge Contemporary Art is great for sculptures and crafts.
I have to be honest here and admit that I have never actually been punting, however it is on my Cambridge to do list. When you think of Cambridge you immediately think of punting (well after the insane mount of cyclists) as it’s something not every city has to offer. I think that the city is at its prettiest at this time of year so why not check it out from the river.
I’d love to visit Cambridge. It seems like such a beautiful place!
It’s so easy to get to from places like London. Only an hour on the train!