Okay, so I have to confess, I’m only doing this blog purely to post photos of Cambridge because it’s just too beautiful to not share!
I had the chance to spend a sunny Saturday with my friend M from NY. I first met M on my trip to Israel/Jordan, we got along instantly and even shared a tent together! Ever since then we’ve kept in contact and we spent the day together in Cambridge, while she was in London visiting her family. Goes to show you can make friends all over the world on your travels!
Weekends are the best time to head to Cambridge as it’s off peak time for cheap train tickets. A return ticket to Cambridge will set you back around £17. From the train station it’s an easy 15mins walk to the city centre. On Saturdays you will find more punting activities, the markets will be open, more visitors will increase the atmosphere, and a better night life!
We got distracted along the way by pretty colleges and stopped to take photos of the old Victorian style architecture.
Cambridge is a university town, but it is not just one university campus. If you’re not a local, you will most likely think it’s Cambridge University – that’s not the case. Surprisingly, there are different universities and their campuses in the town of Cambridge.
A local wedding was taking place.
You can climb the top of the clock tower to get a good view of the entire city, entrance fee is £4.
View of King’s College Chapel.
After this we went on the grounds of King’s College, entrance fee is £9.
You will get the chance to check out the chapel too, if you’re lucky you might be able to hear the organ pipes playing.
After lunch we decided the weather was cooler now for punting – boating down the river.
Most of the punters will be students, you can bargain your way down to £15 per person for 45mins on a shared boat of 12 people. Or you can hire your own boat for £27 an hour. I don’t recommend this, unless you’ve punted before, it’s actually harder than it looks!
Your punter will give you a mini tour of Cambridge colleges and a bit of insight into the history. It is also BYO drinks on the boat too!
We had such a great day out on the river and ended the day at Primrose Hill back in London with a picnic while watching the sunset.
You can check out my friend M’s blog here.