GoUni: What's there to see in Cambridge?

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Who wants to visit Cambridge, raise your hands up! Have you ever wondered what is there to see in Cambridge? For those of you who haven't been there, GoUni is dedicating this blog space for you to explore the beauty of Cambridge! Wanna know what you can do there? Click here to read more! 😊🤓

Cambridge is in the county town of Cambridgeshire, located in the north of England. It is a university city, with so many prestigious universities like University of Cambridge. Apart from that, there are a number of GoUni's partner universities like Cambridge School Of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) and CATS College Cambridge, the international boarding school of students aged 14+

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There are various things you can find yourself doing here, ranging from arts, music, museum and shopping! 👠

Music, Dance & Theatre

The main venues for music, dance, theatre and comedy in Cambridge are:

These venues are host to internationally renowned music acts, dance groups and plays as well as student productions – and cover a huge range of genres throughout the year.

There is a thriving local music scene too, with many of the city's students and young people forming bands and competing in the annual "Battle of the Bands" competition. This reminds me of School of Rock 🎸😂 Have you guys watched that film?

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Shopping & Fashion

There are also many good places for shopping and fashion lovers in Cambridge! The city centre has a great mix of large designer chains, international high-street stores and smaller independent boutiques. There is no need to travel to London to do your shopping. Main shopping locations are:

  • Grand Arcade award-winning centre with over 60 shops, a focal point for shoppers looking for major brands
  • The Grafton with over 60 stores, cinema and restaurants
  • Daily market in the central square offering arts and crafts, food produce and bric-a-brac
  • Sunday Arts & Crafts market on Trinity Street.

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Art & Museums

Cambridge is home to some of the world’s most prestigious art, amazing stories from history and budding creators of the future. The city is for people who are interested in British culture! 🙂

  • The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art museum of the University of Cambridge and receives around 300,000 visitors annually. It has five departments covering antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Sudan, Greece and Rome, Roman and Romano-Egyptian Art, Western Asiatic displays, Cypriot Art; applied arts, including English and European pottery and glass etc.
  • Kettle’s Yard houses a unique collection of Modern and Contemporary Art and is one of the hidden gems of Cambridge City Centre.
  • CATS Cambridge shares a unique relationship with Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts and many of our students progress to this highly respected Art & Drama School. Our students gain unique access to this dynamic creative environment including: annual fashion show, art exhibitions, drama performances. You can read our blog about CSVPR here.
  • The Imperial War Museum has almost 200 preserved vintage aircraft housed in several enormous hangars, and perform air shows regularly throughout the year
  • The Polar Museum tells the story of amazing polar explorations, including exhibitions from Scott’s crew.

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Culture

The city of Cambridge has a long and interesting history, being home to some amazing colleges and cultural activities:

  • With some dating back to Medieval times, Cambridge University’s colleges are stunning pieces of architecture and are dotted throughout the city – they open their doors to visitors, including King’s College Chapel and Trinity College
  • Punting along the River Cam is a very popular activity with both tourists and locals – companies like Scudamore’s or Cambridge Chauffeur Punts will allow you to hire a boat or go on a chauffeured tour – the perfect way to spend a sunny day.

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For this Christmas, if anyone is staying in Cambridge, let's hope for a White Christmas this year! So that you could enjoy playing with snow. ☃️🎄

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If you readers are intrigued by the wonderful range of activities you can do in Cambridge and would like to study here, feel free to contact us GoUni team both Thai and English offices. :) 🙂

UK Office 160 Fleet street, London, EC4A 2DQ, 44(0)20 3735 7100 admin@gouni.co.uk

Thailand Office

9th Floor, RSU Tower (BTS Phrom Phong Exit5, MRT Asoke Exit2), Sukhumvit Road, Klong Ton Nua, Wattana,, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand. 66(0)21179563, 66(0)933230500 info@gouni.co.th