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Things to do in Cambridge

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
General Entertainment
“Home to a 9 screen The Light Cinema, 28 lane Tenpin bowling, gym, café, wide range of restaurants and bars.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Church
“For the best views in Cambridge and a chance to look inside one of the oldest churches in the city centre why not climb the tower at Great Saint Mary’s church which has been the University Church for over 600 years.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Google The Geldart or check out its Facebook page to see who is playing. They usually have music on Sunday afternoons. They have a very meat heavy menu - zebra and ostrich etc. so the food is not for everyone. Good atmosphere. Nice beer garden in the summer. (15 minute walk from River Lane)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“This Tesco is open until late so its great for when you need something urgently.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Street Address
“Award winning cocktail bar. The cocktails are exceptional and it has won awards as one of the top 10 places to drink in the East of England. Great meze platters too. It's understated by day, and warm and cavernous by night. Owner knows lots about whiskey and there are vintage one-offs available by the glass. Worth it if you treasure your whiskey moments. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You can be in Central London (Kings Cross) in under one hour if you fancy a day trip.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“My pick of the Italian restaurants in Cambridge. Delicious authentic Italian food, family run and a fantastic position right next to the river. If you fancy Italian food, this is the place to go! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Good pub with large selection of ales, also great Belgian/German bottled selection, Also good food.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Entertainment
“For alternative shows including footlights and other comedy. Often late night shows too. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“A great place to work or write with good coffee, matcha lattes too, and fresh food. Very cyclist friendly as well! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A very short walk away. Sells almost everything and is open 6am to midnight Monday to Saturday, with shorter hours on Sunday. My go to place for food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“The unique circular building is definitely one to visit. Cambridge's second oldest building is architecturally stunning. The historic landmark has been visited by Bill Gates, the Dalai Lama and Queen Victoria”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This is a major attraction in Cambridgeshire. The Museum has numerous Hangers with aeroplanes inside in March 2016 the new American Hanger opens. Science area for children and excellent & educational”
  • 4 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Yes it's touristy, but if it's a nice day, you can't beat sightseeing from a punt on the Cam”
  • 14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“£ A Sicilian bakery/pizza shop with a cosy decor. There is another one in the city centre. ”
  • 5 locals recommend