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Cambridge: City Centre

Market Street, Cambridge
Market Street, Cambridge (Photo: Not So Big Media)

This is the very heart of the city and home to the historic colleges of the University of Cambridge. Shops can mainly be found on Sydney Street and Petty Curry. Parking is limited and can be very costly.

Staying in the city centre puts you close to all the main attractions. Hotels though are relatively few in number and can be expensive.

The city centre is full of well known restaurants, bars and pubs. Check out Bridge Street with its outdoor seating or Regent Street to the south of the centre.

Hotel du Vin, Cambridge
Hotel du Vin, Cambridge

Cambridge's city centre is relatively compact. It has the feel of a large town rather than that of a city. The University dominates the city and the historic college buildings mainly lie to the west and south of the commercial centre of Sydney Street.

King's Parade is the focal point of the University area and is surrounded by many college buildings and the Church of Great St Mary. To the west of King's Parade you can find the River Cam, with hundreds of people attempting to punt on it.

Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022

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