Book a hotel in Cambridge with Best Western for a peaceful and fascinating UK city break. Embrace the allure of one of England's oldest cities, thought to date back to the Bronze Age. A stay in a Cambridge hotel will allow you to explore the charming city, best known for its University which consistently ranks among the top five in the world.
The city has a magical ambience that's impossible to miss while strolling along the cobbled pavements under the Tudor-style, magpie facades. The cosy alleys and streets are lively, always bustling with browsers, wanderers and meanderers. Our hotel in Cambridge is located right in the heart of the city in the middle of the countless historic buildings and numerous, open grassy spaces. Central Cambridge sits around the Corn Exchange and the Lion Yard Shopping Centre, the start of some of the city's walking tours. In Jesus Green, between the Cam and Jesus College, you'll find the famous 100-yard outdoor pool. Cross Victoria Avenue over to Midsummer Common which plays host to the highly popular music extravaganza, Strawberry Fair every June. To the west lie the Backs, between the river and Trinity, Clare and Queens' Colleges, perfect for lounging on the grass like the students around you, waiting for their next seminar to start. Having a wander around the beautiful university colleges is an absolute must when staying in a Cambridge hotel. Experience the palpable atmosphere of the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Admire the breath-taking architecture and graceful waterways, littered with lazy students punting along the weary to pass the time until their next tutorial.
Shopping in Cambridge
Cambridge really is a shopper's paradise, with a wide selection of interesting and unique, independent shops and boutiques. Several shopping centres, Christ's Lane Centre, Grafton Centre and the Grand Arcade provide high-street brands and luxury items in the centre of town with a fine selection of coffee houses and cafes close by to break up a long day's browsing. Locals looking for the offbeat flavour head to Bene't Street where bookstores merge into Italian clothes boutiques, tailors or jewellers. Days could easily be lost to the quirky backstreets of Cambridge, where the oddball boutiques provide all sorts of odds and ends, so best to book a hotel in Cambridge before you brave an mission of exploration.
Eating and drinking in Cambridge
A stay in our Cambridge hotel will give you access to endless places to eat at all times of day, whether your after something casual or formal. The heavy Italian presence in the city means there is a wide selection of pizzerias and pasta joints for great-quality food at very reasonable prices. For a renowned, fine-dining experience, book a meal at Alimentum, a modern European-style restaurant that has been awarded 3 AA rosettes and, most of the time, offers great deals on set menus and multiple courses. Regent Street is packed full of the city's favourite ethnic eateries including Turkish, Chinese, Thai and Mexican. Being a historic student town, Cambridge is packed full of pubs. The Eagle on Bene't Street in particular is worth a visit as it's where Francis Crick burst in one day in 1953 to tell his friends that he had discovered the structure of DNA.
Culture and nightlife in Cambridge
Catch the Cambridge Footlights, perhaps the most famous comedy troupe on the planet, at the ADC Theatre and you're almost certain to witness the country's yet-undiscovered, comedy superstars. The city is swamped with museums and the Cambridge Arts Theatre puts on a good range of shows from Shakespeare to big-band orchestras. A stay in our hotel in Cambridge will put you on the doorstep of all the University facilities as well as being very close to the Corn Exchange, the largest venue in the city, which hosts touring comedians, dance troupes, ballet and opera. Book a hotel in Cambridge with Best Western to really get to know and experience the world-famous student city properly. Cambridge is one of the world's most peaceful and rewarding destinations for short city break.
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