Wonderful Cambridge comes with a laid-back culture, amazing architecture and offers lots of places to explore for intrepid hens. Add a vibrant nightlife and you can create a hen weekend which is really special. Cambridge caters well for hen parties although as a group it is always best to book & dare we say fancy dress can exclude you from some of the better places to go out.
What better way is there to explore Cambridge than from the River Cam which works its way past all the famous colleges. Choose from chauffeured punts, ‘Do-it-yourself’ punting or river cruises & whirl away the hours with some great friends.
Cambridge is a compact city with a wonderful choice of shops. From the hustle and bustle of the city’s market in Market Square, the Saturday All Saint’s Garden Art and Craft market, to an abundance of boutiques and independent shops as well as the Grafton Centre which houses high street brands and is only a short walk from the centre.
Kings College Chapel
A visit to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without a trip to this spectacular college Chapel which plays a central role in Cambridge University life. Amazing architecture and occasional live music on Saturdays and Sundays add to the appeal. There is a small entrance fee for those outside of Cambridge.
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Bars & Restaurants
An exciting and stylish venue offering cocktails, fresh food, the finest party music and homemade flavoured vodka!
Located in the heart of Cambridge in an impressive former Victorian Roman Bath building this basement bar offers fantastic cocktails, live music and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great night out.
All Bar One
With a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff this is worth a visit for a meal & drinks.
Great bar offering cocktails & dancing. Located close to the Market Square, Ta Bouche serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea.
There are loads of other great places in Cambridge, let us know what sort of things you like and we can come up with some ideas.
May: Cambridge Food Festival
For all you foodies out there this is not to be missed. Local produce, pop-up restaurants, food and wine tasting & cookery lessons all dominate the city centre. See more
June – Sept: Jazz in the park
Brass bands and jazz bands play in the parks and open spaces. Entirely free they are great if combined with a picnic and the odd games of rounders! See more
June: Midsummer Fair
If you love the fair then this magnificent Midsummer Fair has been visiting the city for over 800 years. Prepare yourself for some white knuckles! See more
Cambridge University was founded in 1209 by students from Oxford University. Rumour has it they moved there because they were in trouble with the police in Oxford!
There are 31 colleges in total, the oldest being Peter House, founded in 1284.
All staircases in Trinity College are alphabetised, but there is no J because St John’s is their arch rival.
Getting to Cambridge
There is a fast and frequent rail service from London King’s Cross & London Liverpool Street through to Cambridge. There are excellent connections from Scotland & the North via Peterborough, and regional services from Birmingham & the Midlands, East Anglia & the Northwest.
From the South & from London, Cambridge is a short trip up the M11 motorway. From the north, the A1 and M1 link to the A14 dual carriageway straight to the city, and from the east and west, the A14 again takes you to Cambridge.