Over the early May bank holiday, Mike and I decided we wanted a day out of London to do a bit of an explore.
After a bit of debate (Mike is an Oxford man), we landed on Cambridge as our destination of choice, as it is an easy hour train ride from London, with enough going on to keep us entertained for the day. We were also thinking about going to the coast, but with the English weather playing up, as usual, we thought we would play it safe and save the coast for a sunny day. Stay tuned!
Cambridge is a very charming small city, quite a bit smaller than Oxford, so not much of an itinerary is needed for a trip. In a day, you will have easily walked around the centre and most of the colleges. It would be very hard to miss anything out!
Cambridge, like Oxford, has some stunning colleges, and most are open to the public to have a look around, so we spent most of the day doing just that!
Our favourites included:
St John’s College, probably the grandest College of them all. You get a lovely view of from the meadow behind the College.
Jesus College, which was lovely and quiet being set a bit further out than some of the others.
Sidney Sussex College, which had the lost amazing wisterias on display. Sorry, still can’t get over these beauties!
The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge and you are bound to come across punters. It is possible to hire a boat for an hour to see the city and get an upfront look at Cambridge College ‘Backs’.
The city is also lovely to walk around, although a bit on the small side, it is very picturesque! We had a lovely late lunch at Trinity, before heading back to London.