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Things to do in Cambridge

There are always plenty of things to do in Cambridge at any time of the year, and enjoying the City bathed in Spring sunshine is a must!  So if you're planning a Spring Break, then we can wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Cambridge to enjoy all that this wonderful City has to offer.

Here are our recommendations for some things to do whilst you're here.......  

 

Easter at King's
30th March to 25th April

Every Easter King's College hosts a series of concerts (some of which are broadcast by BBC2).  Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful buildings of King's College and Chapel and take in one of the many concerts and services.

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3rd April
Chocolate & Wine Pairing Workshop

Cambridge Wine School and Chocolate Boutique Chocolat Chocolat are getting together to bring you a fun evening of wine tasting and chocolate pairing - what's not to love about that?!

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Explore the treasures at Fitzwilliam Museum

Open every day except Mondays, the Fitzwilliam Museum is the art and antiquities museum of the university of Cambridge. With more than half a million incredible artworks in its collection, the museum is one of the most impressive regional museums in Europe, and presents world history and art from as far back as 2500 BC to the present day. Admission to the museum, which was founded in 1816, is free.

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See a Show at the Corn Exchange

Whether you're into Musicals or Comedy - there's always a great choice at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.  Dating back to 1842 the Corn Exchange has a fascinating history and is a great venue for all types of acts.

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Wander through Wren’s Library

Take a trip to Trinity's Wren Library to see some extraordinary books. The library contains several display cases containing some of the college's most treasured books, including Newton's own copy of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica and AA Milne's autographed copy of Winnie-the-Pooh. Plus there are handwritten notes by Robert Oppenheimer describing atomic bomb testing and a collection of poems by John Milton. Designed by noted architect Christopher Wren and built in 1695, the library is worth having a good look at as well as the books! Visits to the library are free but check opening times.

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Get lost in Art

Cambridge has more than 60 works of sculpture within easy reach of the city centre. There are three separate sculpture walks around the city, letting you discover a rich diversity of art and see some interesting parts of Cambridge at the same time. The three guides are available at the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre. They contain information about the sculptures, the artists and maps to help find them. The shortest trail takes about two hours - so comfortable shoes are recommended!

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Explore Cambridge by foot

Explore Cambridge by talking a stroll along the river going east from the Quayside pass Jesus Green, Midsummer Common and Stourbridge Common. This route will give you an insight into the university's many colleges and is picture-postcard pretty with elegant bridges, green lawns and graceful willows. So many famous people went to Cambridge university you will be retracing the steps of so many well-known names including 15 British prime ministers, the poet William Wordsworth, the writer CS Lewis and physicist Stephen Hawking, as recently seen in the film The Theory of Everything.

 

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mumford Theatre - 28th April

Fresh from a West End run of The Trials of Oscar Wilde, European Arts Company returns with a thrilling adaptation of Wilde's only novel.

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Willow Garden Sculpture Workshop
30th April

Keen to learn a new skill? Why not learn the art of working with Willow at this fascinating one day workshop.

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Floristy Workshop
Hotel Felix - 1st May

Book ahead for our fascinating Dutch Floral Design Workshop.  Held at Hotel Felix on Friday 1st May this promises to be a great day, at which you can learn floral design tips from the expert Alice Calcasola-van der List.  Create your own design (which you can take home afterwards) and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea......

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