Leave your cares behind and enter a world of timeless erudition when you select one of our Cambridge hotels with quick access to the city center and London.
On the banks of the River Cam in bucolic East Anglia, Cambridge is nevertheless quite close to London and other urban centers. For most, Cambridge is synonymous with its University, which was founded in 1209 and is rivaled only by equally ancient (and English) Oxford in prestige. The different Colleges of the University have housed countless famous Englishmen within what is undoubtedly some of the most memorable architecture in the country. Not all robes and turrets, however, Cambridge also has a growing high tech economy.
You’ll never forget the magnificent King’s College Chapel, a Gothic masterwork with the world’s largest fan-vaulted ceiling and artistic flourishes that represent royal iconography from the War of the Roses. Treat yourself to a truly awe-inspiring performance of the resident choir before visiting one of Cambridge’s other delights. From St. John’s College’s chapel tower to the Cavendish Laboratory and all of the distinctive College courts, the town holds a wealth of fascinating landmarks.
Punting on the River Cam is a favorite pastime and way to tour Cambridge and its handsome bridges via a more circuitous route. The large student population also makes for a lively mix of theatre and a rich and diverse museum tradition administered by the University Museums and Collections.
There’s nothing sleepy about the shopping in Cambridge. Its Market Square vendors sell fresh cheese, art, and just about everything else you can imagine. If rain drives you indoors, the Grand Arcade is a perfectly respectable place to spend an afternoon of heavy retail. Rose Crescent and Trinity Street are go-to places for independently owned shops and restaurants, while the more punky and bohemian students make for Mill Road.
Trains to London’s Liverpool Street and King’s Cross Stations as well as Stansted Airport keep the town well-connected.
The warm hospitality of our Cambridge hotels will ensure a stay of the utmost comfort. What better way to cap a day spent sightseeing among the annals of history than with modern amenities and a high-value bottom line?