Cambridge, UK

Cambridge, UK

Walking the streets of Cambridge makes you instantly feel smarter.

Cambridge, northeast of London. While the old town will make you feel like you’re in a Harry Potter movie, the international hi tech and research environment is clustering around Cambridge in rather modernistic laboratories. Colleges. The International University. Research centers and labs. And meetings, of course. Lots of meetings, congresses and conferences.

What to do

  • Go punting (preferably with a nice, new contact and a picknick basket) with a boat on the river Cam. Punting is the old tradition of pushing boats along the channels.
  • Hit the pubs.
  • If you get hold of a car, and happen to be a GPS nerd … 0° 00, 0°00 is rather close.
  • Check the Scott Polar Museum for a portion of late pathos and heroism in the kingdom. Amundsen was first, anyway.

Where to stay

  • While you’re on a University conference, you’ll most likely stay in one of the student dormitories of the colleges.
  • Get a nice Bed & Breakfast!

Getting around

  • During daytime and evening, many train connections go from Stansted airport, and from London city.
  • Use the local bus network
  • Walk, the colleges and pubs are all within the core area.

Where to eat

  • Cambridge offers a decent number of Indian and other Asian restaurans run by immigrant families. Get the real taste!

What to bring home

  • Check the market place. You’ll find an abundance of british cheese, sausage and some local crafts.
  • Check the tea shops in the old town, and take home some real british tea.
  • The “official” Cambridge souvenir fashion & souvenir shop is on King’s Parade, near King’s College. Impress your peers by wearing an original “Cambridge” sweater for the group meeting!
  • You might look at the whisky, however, it has a tendency to higher pricer than elsewhere.


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