Autumn 2020 in Cambridge
The buzz of students returning brings a vibrancy to Cambridge, now is a great time to visit. Museums have recently re-opened, restaurants, pubs and cafes are open and we look forward to welcoming you. * UPDATE* ENGLAND IS CURRENTLY UNDER 2nd LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS. RESTAURANTS, PUBS, MUSEUMS AND NON ESSENTIAL SHOPS ARE CLOSED 5th November-2nd December.
Don’t forget your face mask, these are now mandatory inside enclosed public spaces. Almost everything needs to be booked ahead to keep everyone safe and prevent overcrowding.
We would love to share Cambridge with you, if you would like an orientation tour please call us on 01223 290571. We are passionate about helping our clients find a great home in Cambridge and we can also advise on the school application process if you’re moving with children.
Things to do:
- Cambridge Botanical Gardens are awash with Autumn colour and the glasshouses are a good retreat if it’s raining! There’s a cafe to warm up in and lots of paths for young ones to explore. You need to pre-book an entry ticket online, they are limiting numbers.
- Cambridge Museums have started reopening again – our recommendations are the Zoology museum and the Fitzwilliam is unmissable.
- Punting has resumed – perfect to soak up the beauty of the Cambridge Colleges with a commentary from your chauffeur. Scudamore’s offer self hire also if you are feeing confident and would prefer to head out of the city towards Grantchester.
- Walk from Cambridge to Grantchester across the meadows, following in the footsteps of poets such as Byron. It is a popular route with several pubs in Grantchester, The Rupert Brooke and The Red Lion both offer delicious Sunday Roasts and The Orchard Tea Garden is good for tea and cake.
Where to stay:
- The University Arms is unbeatable for the views over Parkers Piece and stunning interiors. The restaurant Parkers Tavern under Tristan Welch is fabulous too with a welcoming open fire in the library.
- The Lodge, Duxford has been renovated with exceptional style, just 15 minutes drive south of Cambridge with gorgeous bedrooms. IWM Duxford is a few minutes drive away – a treat for airplane enthusiasts.
- Cambridge Tour Guides offer superb, guided walking tours of Cambridge with Tony, Chris or Beverley – all expert blue badge guides.
- Rutland Cycling offer cycle hire from Cambridge Station and in the City Centre.
Indulge your tastebuds:
- New independent openings this year in Cambridge include Bould Brothers Coffee cafe on Regent Street, warm, comfortable and delicious coffee! Super stylish Mercado Central in Green Street serving exceptional Spanish food with real provenance.
- If you enjoy Gin, consider a tasting visit to Cambridge Distillery at Grantchester (perfect for a lovely 2 mile weekend walk as mentioned above) or create your own Cambridge Gin at Cambridge Gin Lab on Green Street.