Cambridge Student Guide – An overview

Cambridge

An overview

Punting in Cambridge- a typical tradition.

The city of Cambridge can be found in East Anglia in the county of Cambridgeshire.  Cambridge has a high student density with a student population of around 41,000. There is no shortage of options for an evening’s entertainment. There are over 110 pubs in the centre of the city, most of which are popular with students. The Cambridge Corn Exchange is the biggest live music venue in the city and showcases a mix of concerts, comedy and theatre. ‘Ballare’ is a popular nightclub in Cambridge, and the club is known for its DJ’s and offers groups the chance to pre-book a booth. Fez Club is one of the more upmarket clubs and showcases impressive Moroccan style interiors and an excellent cocktail menu (the passion fruit mojito is a must!)

Punting is a great way to see the city from the River Cam and can make for a fun afternoon, especially in the summer. Punting involves propelling a long, narrow boat along shallow water by using a long pole. For the full Cambridge experience why not take a bottle of champagne and a punnet of strawberries with you? Rowing is also a popular past time and most of the local universities and colleges have their own rowing clubs.

There is no shortage of sights to see around the centre of Cambridge, as the city is steeped in historical sights and buildings, many of which form the campuses. Art fans can take refuge in The Fitzwilliam Museum, one of Britain’s earliest public museums. Collections at the museum include Western European paintings and antiquities from the 14th Century right up to the present day. The museum is also home to a wide range of contemporary sculptures, which can often be seen in the grounds of the museum.

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