Some of you might already know this but whilst I studied at University I was lucky enough to live in the heart of Cambridgeshire, although iv’e now graduated and live back in my home town, My heart still lies with this beautiful city, which I visit often.
If you’re thinking about visiting for a day or weekend (Particularly if its a rainy winter’s day) here are a few of my tips, photos and places to visit!
Tip number 1- Watch out for the cyclists!
I mean it, you are more likely to be hit by a a student on a bicycle than someone in a car. They are everywhere and often on a mission.
Enjoy the less mainstream shops and cafes.
The cobbled streets and quaint little avenues are easily one of my favourite things about Cambridge. Be sure to explore around Trinity street, as you’ll find an abundance of cosy little tea rooms/cafes that sell the loveliest home made cakes!
Here you will also find a craft market that is open every Saturday all year around. If this sounds up your street, be sure to pay The hairy growler stall a visit, his hand crafted jewellery is created entirely out of old coins and are the perfect ‘treat yourself’ souvenir/gift.
Heffers book store
As far as I’m concerned this book shop deserves its own heading.
Its the most gorgeous bookstore EVER! not to mention its years and years of history and character.
Kings College & The Fitzwilliam Museum
“In a city crammed with show-stopping buildings, this is the scene-stealer”.
– Lonely Planet.
This 16th century building’s gothic architecture is nothing short of breathtaking.
Another beautiful building worth paying a visit to is the Fitzwilliam Museum located on Trumpington Street just a short walk away from Kings. This gorgeous museum is the home of various exhibitions and displays whilst also hosting a variety of different events throughout the year.
Did i also mention, its free entry!
The Cambridge Satchel Company
After three years of being a poor student and forever having a Cambridge satchel on my Wishlist, I finally got one as a treat from my parents when I graduated; and oh my, it was so worth the wait!
They are hardwearing and the perfect companion for any outfit, be it casual or smart.
Grand Arcade & The Grafton
finally the grand arcade is Cambridge’s biggest shopping centre. Its full with high street names like Topshop, River island, Levis, Fossil and many more.
However If you’re looking for a bargain or enjoy thrift shopping, head down to the Grafton (a 10 minute walk away) this is a smaller shopping centre located near a primark and various charity shops.
Thats all from me!
I hope you found this quick little guide helpful.
Feel free to leave me a comment- Id love to hear your favourite things about Cambridge!