Summer is in the air, the flowers are in bloom and the evenings are getting longer, so what better time is there to start thinking of a quick trip than now?
This time of year has a funny way of giving us itchy feet and it’s fair to say that many cities and towns on this fair isle come to life in summer.
One such city is Cambridge. Famed for its world-renowned university, this picturesque town is buzzing with not just students, but bars, restaurants and attractions for people of all ages.
So if you’re thinking of taking a trip and like the sound of our cheap hotels in Cambridge, here’s our guide to the perfect 24 hours in this wonderful historic city.
1. Satisfy your curiosity at the Cambridge Science Centre
Science is cool again thanks to a growing number of television shows and personalities with brains instead of brawn, so if you want to get a taste of the action head to the Cambridge Science Centre!
This is a place where you and the family can explore all of the fascinating aspects of science and technology, the centre is extremely hands-on and interactive, plus the staff will answer questions from inquisitive minds both big and small!
2. Enjoy some retail therapy
After stretching your mind it’s time to stretch your wallet with a wander around Cambridge’s finest retail outlets. There’s a seven-days-a-week market that is popular with the locals and the All Saint’s Garden Art and Craft market too which is on Saturday (but well worth hanging around for).
If you’re looking for something a bit different, then the high street has all the brands and designers you could want, while there are also loads of independent boutiques and shops where you can pick up something special to remind you of your trip.
3. Chow down at St John’s Chop House
Dating back to the 17th Century, St John’s Chop House is olde-worlde charm meets gastropub chic and that’s just as soon as you step in the door.
The wide range of ales and craft beers is a real pull, while classic fare such as duck leg, hotpot and sausage and mash means you’ll be well fed and watered after an evening in this no-frills eatery.
4. Dance the night away at La Raza
Finish your day in Cambridge in La Raza, a classy bar that is famous for its cocktails (both on the menu and created just for you), its wine and its live music.
With bands and DJs 2-3 times a week and a bulging drinks menu, this is the perfect place to dance the night away before laying your head in one of our cheap hotels in Cambridge to complete a whirlwind 24 hours in one of Britain’s most beautiful towns.