Cambridge

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Anonymous

It is a nice atmosphere for studying however the life in Cambridge is a bit boring as most of the places close around 6 pm.

Anonymous

It's a small town feel with a student bubble. Lots of tourists, especially in the summer and at weekends.Lots of libraries for students and plenty of student theatre, art exhibitions, etc.

Anonymous

Cambridge is a beautiful city which is well worth a visit and a great place to go to university. The city centre is small so it is easy to walk around and visit the old colleges, go shopping in the grand arcade and choose from a array of food options. If it is a sunny day go for a punt down the river Cam. Favourite food places include The Old Bicycle shop, Fitzbillies for their amazing Chelsea buns and Hot Numbers Coffee Shop. Mill Road a walk from the centre has some great Asian restaurants and a North African restaurant called Bedouin which makes amazing tagines. There are lots of bars to go to in the evening including Novo which makes great cocktails. The clubbing scene is not amazing though with only really 3 proper clubs and quite cheesy music. It is fun for a laugh with your friends though. Cambridge isnt the cheapest town either. Overall, its a great city with lots to see and do.

Anonymous

Cambridge is a small city but everything you need is packed into the city centre. From the central colleges, loads of amazing restaurants, shops and pubs are within walking distance. The nights out aren't the best ever- the clubs are quite small, but there's something for every music taste. Glitterbomb, the LGBTQ weekly club night at Vinyl is a real highlight. All in all, it's an exciting place to be which also feels really safe.

Anonymous

Cambridge is a very nice town for student to live in. Most shops are within walking if not cycling distance away. The town is small and not too busy but has a lot to offer with a lot of food stalls near market square, restaurants and malls like Grafton and Grand Arcade. There are also a lot of activities to do ranging from punting to visiting some of the university's old colleges like St John college, Trinity college and King's college. The experience is the best if you have friends who are studying at the University as that will make access to the colleges much easier and free! Certain colleges even provide their students with free punt, so definitely let your friends who are studying in Cambridge know if you are visiting!

Anonymous

Good for a day of drinking with some nice indipendant eatery's. Busy, lively, buzzy atmosphere! Punting is lovely in the summer!

Anonymous

Lots of nearby amenities and nice atmosphere. But very very busy on holidays and weekends. Nice buildings. Revolves around the unu

Anonymous

The food has great variety and the night life is enjoyable; there's a lot to choose from in regards to clubs and bars. The general feel of the area is safe and welcoming, the people there are friendly and the prices at various different shops is affordable and cheap.

Anonymous

The city is quite beautiful however even though food and clothes overall you can find at a reasonable price the rent for a decent room is very expensive. Around 500? 440 at the best. Even the places you go out such as movies or nights out or even public transport is not that cheap.

Anonymous

Cambridge is a gorgeous city with plenty to see and do. Wonderful shopping areas with all the latest trends, food places are plentiful with top UK restaurants and chains. Sites are lovely such as the old cathedral. Plenty to do such a wall climbing, Christmas markets and exploring.

Charalampopoulou Eleni

Cambridge provides a broad vatiety of available places to shop, eat and get entairtained; Big shopping centres along with local shops, cuisine originated from worldwide and theatre, cinemas and, of course, the Junction. Everything is also set in a beautiful and clean city with magnificent buildings and nature reminding of a fairytale. Combining the busy way of a city and the quite and calming walks at the parks, Cambridge is a beautiful place to live and study.

Anonymous

There's always food shopping and things to do. If you're stuck for money then you can go and sit at a park with lovely views. Food in most restaurants is delicious and the atmosphere is enjoyable. I love coming to Cambridge for day trips and everybody is very helpful with directions if I'm ever lost. The markets in Cambridge are always busy with lots of nice things to buy. A perfect place to go to if you need your Christmas shopping done or if you're celebrating a birthday. Also, the university of Cambridge is a popular place to visit and consider going to. I love the cultural diversity here too.

Anonymous

Like with any city there are dozens of shops, restaurants and cosy little cafes in Cambridge for you to spend your time in. I haven't come across one yet that's bad either! You have both the Grand Arcade and the Grafton Centre for all of your shopping needs and they both have a great selection of shops and entertainment venues (the Grafton has both Vue Cinema and free table tennis areas)

Anonymous

There are a range of shops around which is good but not many places for young people. The shopping centres are at a reasonable price but there are some shops which are a bit too much.

Anonymous

Cambridge is small but has just about everything you could need - great selection of shops and less than an hour by train to London. The buildings (particularly old colleges) are absolutely beautiful and there are so many societies to get involved with through the university. Can get just about everywhere on foot or by bike, but there are good public transport options as well - a very pedestrianised city with lots of bike racks! Only downsides are the absolute excess of tourists and lack of supermarkets compared to my hometown, also little to do outside of the university.

Anonymous

A night out is great with multiple clubs to choose from and student prices on selected drinks There are many shops to choose from in city centre and fratton centre Cambridge is all about walking through parks and enjoying fresh air, loads of sweet coffee shops With student nights at shopping centers and student discounts mostly everywhere you go, you can really have a good time on a budget

Anonymous

Cambridge is a really nice city overall. There are loads of shops nearby, with 3 main shopping centres, so you'll definitely find all that you need. There is a wide selection for food, ranging from fine-dining to the well-known cafes. Transport wise, Cambridge is very bike friendly, though city centre has fewer cycle lanes. Drivers do normally watch out for cyclists though.

Anonymous

Cambridge is a wonderful city and perfect for anyone looking for both a scenic uni location as well as things to do - these including shopping and punting in Cambridge!! Nightlife leaves much to be desired so is the reason I gave 4 stars :)

Anonymous

Cambridge is a beautiful city with lots of free things to do for students, like the Botanical Gardens or the Fitzwilliam Museum. It is also filled with great shops and two huge shopping centres, as well as lots of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. With everything in walking distance, it's super easy to enjoy it all!

Anonymous

Cambridge has a poor night life however often people are too busy to every enjoy it. This is because of the difficult work load. However, after exams have finished it is absolutely mental.

Anonymous

Cambridge is an incredibly beautiful city with lots of great places to go for walks/sit by the river/have a drink, and the picturesqueness of the city is never quite lost on you. While it is //a bit// lacking in terms of nightlife, there are plenty of cocktail bars/places to go, at least, and London is not far away by train. There are lots of independent cafes/restaurants/cheap places for lunch/coffee.

Anonymous

Great shopping, some decent clubs, wonderful variety of restaurants offering range of cuisines and prices and deals for students and welcoming to all, create community feel and easy to get around especially via bike.

Anonymous

Night life is fun Various restaurant Not enough shops - very limited Prices in Cambridge is very high-similar to London. Rent is roughly 1500£ per month, so from there you can see that everything else would be expensive. A shot of vodka in hull is £1 whereas in Cambridge is £4! You get the idea

Anonymous

Cambridge is a city that feels like your home town. Variety of shops and cafes/restaurants, all set amongst the beautiful colleges. Loads of interesting places to eat, and a handful of theatres so there's always something on. Smaller than you'd think, and lots of open green spaces when you get out of the centre.

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