Guide to Cambridge
Cambridge is a compact, but cosmopolitan city brimming with history, culture and intrigue. Well-known the world over, Cambridge is on the up and Situated just over 60 miles from London, it enjoys the benefits of being a well-connected spot, surrounded by beautiful countryside. If you’re thinking of moving to the area, take a look at our Cambridge city guide to see if this special part of the world is up your street. We’ve been part of the city landscape since 2007 and have helped 1000s people call Cambridge home.
Culture in Cambridge
Cambridge is relatively small for a city, with its medieval centre built up around the 31 colleges, which collectively form the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1209, the university is a significant part of the city’s identity and is an internationally respected centre for excellence.
With approximately 20,000 students each year, the university makes up almost 20% of the city’s population. As a result, the university creates a huge pull for the best in entertainment, dining, sport, art and music.
It’s not all student living and history though. Cambridge is experiencing a boom as a result of the growth around the science and technology offering on the outskirts of the city. This influx has brought huge investment into the city and as a result, more and more new builds are shooting up almost everywhere you look.
Unlike other cities, Cambridge is close-knit and proud of its unique identity. It is charming, unashamed of its history and excited about its future.
Shopping in Cambridge
A popular destination for hundreds of thousands of shoppers each year, Cambridge has the perfect balance of independent boutiques and national retailers.
With everything from high-end brands, shopping centres, unique family run businesses and award-winning markets, Cambridge provides a brilliantly diverse shopping experience. Visit CambridgeBID for a street-by-street guide to the city’s shopping offering.
Eating Out in Cambridge
The bubbling multicultural population of Cambridge has made it a melting pot when it comes to cuisine. We have award-winning hotels, Michelin starred restaurants, brasseries, hand crafted burgers, Japanese-inspired delights as well as mouth-watering Indian cuisine to name just a few.
If you’re after a light bite at lunch, there are more cafes and tearooms than you could ever need, as well as a range of world-class pubs.
Take a look at the Visit Cambridge website for a comprehensive overview of what’s on offer across the town.
Employment in Cambridge
Cambridge has excellent transport links with London, as well as the rest of the region, providing jobseekers with plenty of choice. For those looking to set up their stall in Cambridge, the university, hospital and Science Park are all internationally respected organisations offering a range of career opportunities.
Living in Cambridge
Cambridge is a great place to call home for single professionals, cycle lovers, couples and families of all shapes and sizes. It’s a great place to live for those interested in sport, with plenty of clubs and societies to join on your doorstep.
Venues like the ADC theatre of the Corn Exchange provide nightly entertainment that’s always top notch, and will multiple music venues across the city as well…there’s something fun to do every night of the week.
Each year, Cambridge hosts established events such as the Cambridge Folk Festival, the Strawberry Fair and the sizzling Summer in the City. Take a look at what’s on over at the Visit Cambridge website to learn more.
Property in Cambridge
Our experienced and professional team of estate agents in Cambridge have sold and let thousands and thousands of properties since we first opened in 2012. With unrivalled knowledge of the local area, our team work closely with vendors and those looking to move to the city to make sure we’re able to provide the best possible level of service.
Take a look at our latest properties for sale in Cambridge here.
Jamie’s Top 5 Things In Cambridge
Morris Armitage Partner, Jamie Morris, heads up our Cambridge office and is completely sold on all that’s wonderful about out city. He shares his favourite spots:
1. The Open Space
I love all the greens and parks across the city. Parker’s Piece, Midsummer Common and Jesus Green are great places to relax, and there are always events on in the summer.
It’d be rude not to! It’s such a brilliant part of our city’s heritage. I’d recommend going with Scudamore’s as they know all of Cambridge’s secrets!
3. The Colleges
Cambridge University has shaped the city and we’re lucky to be surrounded by such inspirational college grounds. Definitely worth a visit as they’re all very different.
4. The Fitzwilliam Museum
The first time I went to the Fitzwilliam Museum, I was completely blown away. On top of the unique permanent collection, there are always new exhibitions, events and courses that make it a real asset to the city.
5. So Much To Do
Cambridge is thriving and there’s so much to do every day and night of the week. We’ve got a really eclectic range of shops and places to eat, as well as brilliant live theatre and comedy.
To learn more about the properties we have available in the Cambridge area, call Jamie on 01223 462013 or email [email protected]