The City of Cambridge
Our city is known throughout the world for its mediaeval university colleges, impressive architecture, the peaceful River Cam, and its green parks and gardens. With its historic buildings and beautiful setting, the city of Cambridge is the ideal place to study.
Cambridge has a long tradition, but the university is a centre of exciting and innovative scientific research, with key companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and ARM based here. With a population of around 100,000 residents and 20,000 university students, Cambridge is an exciting place in which to live and study. It is small enough to get around easily on foot or by bicycle, but big enough to have all the shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, clubs, museums, galleries and sporting facilities that you need.
Of course, if you want to visit a really big city, London is just 50 minutes away by train.
Our main school is just 20 minutes’ walk from Cambridge’s historic centre, and our summer school is 25 minutes’ walk away.
Cambridge’s Unmissable Attractions
Cambridge has so many beautiful buildings, green parks, open spaces, museums and attractions, it is difficult to name them all. You can find a sample of things not to be missed at the link below.
The city hosts excellent annual festivals of science, history, beer, music (Folk, Classical, Rock & “Pop in the Park”), film, literature and Shakespeare.
We hope you enjoy your stay in this famous and beautiful city. During the day you will be able to visit some of the historic university colleges, museums and parks, as well as a wide range of shops and markets where you can buy souvenirs and presents. At night there are cinemas, theatres, pubs, cafes and clubs to enjoy. We will give you a guided walking tour to show you where you can find some of the main attractions. Be sure to take advantage of the many activities we offer after classes to experience Cambridge culture.
What’s happening in March?
Crowns and Gowns
A fabulous collection of costumes, jewels, props, behind the scenes images and memorabilia from some of the major Hollywood movies filmed at Ely Cathedral. Open from 1st February – 15 March.
Cambridge Science Festival
The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Check out this year’s events, running from 9th – 22nd March.
Cambridge vs Oxford Boat Race
On 29th March, the men and women of Cambridge and Oxford universities will compete in one of the major British sporting events of the year. The event attracts in excess of 250,000 spectators to the banks of the Championship Course between Putney and Mortlake. Make sure you find a good place to spectate, or simply visit one of Cambridge’s local pubs and watch live on television.
To learn more about other events happening in the next twelve months, please look at our calendar below.