Cambridge. It’s known for being the home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country. But if you spend one day in this city, you’ll realise that is has a whole lot more to offer than just an incredible university campus.

One day in Cambridge should definitely include punting. This activity may be a little more pleasurable during the warmer months, but it is a great way to see the city from another perspective. There are a number of companies offering punting tours of the River Cam, so you’ll have plenty of options if you decide to take the plunge. Not literally we hope.

The city is also home to a number of lovely parks. Perfect for a weekend picnic or a relaxed evening walk. If you’re in Cambridge for just the day, choose between Jesus Green or Parker’s Piece. They’re technically a little out of the city but Ely’s Cherry Hill Park or the Grantchester Meadows are worth a little visit too.

Despite what I said earlier, if you’re in Cambridge you must take some time to explore some of the beautiful university buildings. King’s College Chapel is one of those buildings that must be visited and is an excellent display of beautiful Gothic architecture. Queen’s College is also open to visitors for a small fee, just be sure to check the website for entry times and dates.

Your one day in Cambridge should also include frequenting a few of its popular drinking spots. St. Radegund is the smallest pub in Cambridge located on King Street. It’s a popular place for students with its quirky sporty décor and local beers and ales. Or if cocktails are more your thing then you must head to Lola Lo. This tiki bar serves a great selection of Hawaiian inspired cocktails, with the setting to match. There’s an event on nearly every night, with a whole host of drink and entry discounts too!

Whatever you choose to decide, we hope you have the best day exploring this exciting city. If you’re heading to Cambridge soon and want to share some of your favourite places please get in touch.

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