Leave the car at home to explore Cambridge by train. With its world-famous colleges, churches, museums or go shopping around the historic market place.
The new Cambridge Advance ticket, for travel from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge, offers fares from as little as £6 Standard and £12 First Class on weekdays and weekends. With Advance tickets, the earlier you book the more you could save.
If it’s history you want, Cambridge has it in abundance. Trinity, St John's, Magdalene and Jesus colleges line ancient streets with their stunning architecture and this year the university celebrates 800 years with a host of events that will leave a legacy for the future. Why not join the students by hiring a bicycle and exploring the winding streets?
Experience the angelic Evensong sung by the world-famous King's College Choir, a daily task since 1441. Listen to Latin grace sung from the minstrels' gallery at Trinity College's Great Hall. For a varied mix of drama, dance, opera and pantomime, head to the Cambridge Arts Theatre. It attracts some of the highest quality touring productions in the country, as well as many shows direct from and prior to seasons in the West End. See stand up comedy, concerts and shows at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Drink alongside students and locals in traditional city-centre pubs around Bene't Street or laze away an afternoon on the terrace of a waterside gastro-pub along the River Cam. Take your pick from Chinese, Thai and Indian restaurants around Newnham Road and Burleigh Street or hobnob with university professors and wealthy inventors from Silicon Fen at Michelin-starred Midsummer House.