Last weekend Gary and I took a gander up to Cambridge, one of the most famous and prettiest towns in the United Kingdom. We are lucky enough to live on the Northern Edge of London and it therefore only took us an hour in the car. However, the town can easily be reached from anywhere in the East of England.
We really didn’t pick the best day for it though. It was snowing, raining and generally very cold. I have been wanting to take a day trip for a while now, and in consequence have nagged my boyfriend to such an extent, that he finally agreed.
Cambridge is a small town that oozes with history. This town is most famous for its University, an agglomerate of colleges, steeped in tradition and prestige. The streets are lined with beautiful old architecture and quaint churches. And in summer, you can take a trip down the river, by partaking in an activity known as punting.
A Rainy Morning in Cambridge
Cambridge is a town of cyclists and a good part of its centre has restricted access for cars. This makes exploring the town pleasant, no matter what the weather.
Even though, the Heavens had opened and the cobblestone paths were gleaming in the rain, the town was very busy and active. The crowd had taken to the streets, and a huge amount of people were out and about shopping. And who could possibly blame them? There are so many unique shops up those narrow winding streets.
Lunch at Bill’s
We grabbed a bite to eat at Bill’s, a restaurant hidden down one of the alleyways. Bill’s exudes a friendly fun atmosphere and the food wasn’t half bad either. In fact it was very good and I would highly recommend this place, which is why I have written a full review of Bill’s.
A Sunny Afternoon among Cyclists
Bad luck struck again and all the colleges were closed to visitors. We did however manage to take a couple of quick sneak peeks into the courtyards. Then we just continued our city stroll, until the astonishingly pricey cost of parking in a town made for cyclist, cut our trip ever so slightly short and we had to return home, back to London, vowing to return in the very near future.
Thinking of visiting Oxford next? Here is a great comparison between Cambridge and Oxford.
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