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Winter 2019 in Cambridge

Whilst it may be chilly, there’s plenty to keep you warm in Cambridge this winter. We look forward to sharing Cambridge with you, do get in touch if you would like an orientation tour 01223 290571.

Lunchtime Jazz:

Enjoy Cambridge’s top jazz musicians Max McLeish and Friends perform for an hour on Tuesday 22nd January at 1.10pm at West Road Concert Hall, free entry.

Visiting Cambridge Colleges:

It’s a great time of year to explore Cambridge with less tourists, take a tour of Kings, Queens, The Fitzwilliam or even a ghost tour with Cambridge’s historical experts Tony and Chris – fascinating, fun and both hugely knowledgeable. Wrap up warm and experience Kings College Choral Evensong daily with more details on their website.

Comedy from Cambridge University Footlights:

For night owls Cambridge Footlights Stand Up Showcase has a rich heritage with Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson amongst its alumni.  Offering fresh new stand up comedy late in the evening from 6-9th February at 11pm. Book ahead.


The great explorer Ranulph Fiennes is in Cambridge on Monday 28th January talking about his lifetime of adventuring at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Book ahead for tickets. A good combination with a visit to the Scott Polar Research Institute the next day.

Explore with your children after dark in February half term:

Choose your interest be it fossils, owls or polar explorers and enjoy Twilight at the Museums on Wednesday 20th February in University Museums across the city from 4.30-7.30pm, bring a torch, some events do get busy.

Calling adventurous adults keen on codebreaking:

Operation Survival  will take you across the city to four University Museums to create the ‘foundation for the future’. You can enter individually or as a team. Book ahead online Saturday’s 10am-12.30pm until 30th March.

Indulge your tastebuds: 

If you enjoy Gin, a tasting visit to Cambridge Distillery or creating your own Gin at Cambridge Gin Lab is guaranteed to offer a winter warmer.

The University Arms, Parkers Tavern is beautifully decorated, decadent and perfect for afternoon tea or lunch.

To explore Cambridge’s hidden gems, you really can’t beat a Cambridge Food Tour. Gerla is the Cambridge foodie expert, the ‘Taste Cambridge’ is a great tour with children or the Gin O’Clock or Artisan Beer tours for adults. Book ahead online.

Planning Ahead: 

Cambridge Science Festival 11-24th March a superb range of talks, presentations and hands on opportunities for children and adults across the Cambridge University Colleges. Well worth a visit to the city, inspiring, fun and fascinating.

Cambridge Literary Festival always creates quite a spring buzz as authors and visitors flock to the city from 5th-7th April for author events in college buildings across the city. Book ahead from 1st February for tickets – many events sell out.