The Cambridge Brew House

The Cambridge Brew House

Not content with offering a fantastic range of local and international craft beers, this stylish pub also boasts an on-site microbrewery. Make ours a pint of Misty River: the freshly home-brewed, hoppy pale ale. Hic.

thecambridgebrewhouse.com
The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Celebrating its 200th birthday this year, the Fitzwilliam sure does look good for its age. This magnificent museum was founded in 1816 when the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam bequeathed his art collection, library and £100,000 (an astronomical £74m in today's money) to the University of Cambridge. Today, it houses over half a million artworks by the likes of Titian, Turner and Picasso.

fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Duke House

Duke House

Nestled next to Christ's Pieces, a Victorian park in the heart of the city, you'll find this elegantly minimalist B&B. There are five rooms (plus one self-catering studio apartment) to choose from; all designed in a soothing colour palette with original features, goose-down duvets and box sash windows. What to expect at breakfast? A hearty, locally-sourced full English. Perfection.

dukehousecambridge.co.uk
Midsummer House

Midsummer House

Feeling decadent? Then book a table at this double-Michelin-starred restaurant and opt for the exquisite ten-course menu. Each dish ‒ prepared under the watchful eye of celebrated chef Daniel Clifford ‒ is as brilliantly inventive as it is beautifully presented: think crispy hen's egg with summer truffle and aerated pear with blueberry and white chocolate.

midsummerhouse.co.uk
Topping & Company Booksellers

Topping & Company Booksellers

When in Cambridge, do as the Cantabrigians do and indulge your literary side. The perfect place to do just that (bar the Wren Library, of course) is this little independent bookshop in Ely. Behind its turquoise wooden doors, almost 50,000 titles line the shelves ‒ once you've found your favourite, settle in for a read at the cosy window-nook overlooking the cathedral.

toppingbooks.co.uk
Urban Larder

Urban Larder

After a hard day's sightseeing, stop by this cool and quirky coffee shop to sample the best latte (and cake) in the city. Or if you think you can handle it, try the hot chocolate: there's a whole melted bar in each cup…

urbanlarder.coffee
Wren Library

Wren Library

You don't have to be a Cambridge student to enjoy whiling away an afternoon at the Wren Library. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren (the man behind St Paul's Cathedral) in 1676, its collection of rare books runs the gamut from early Shakespeare editions to A. A. Milne's manuscript of Winnie-the-Pooh ‒ making it a treat for bookworms and architecture fans alike.

trin.cam.ac.uk

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