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Cambridge area guide

Cambridge is home to one of the world's top universities, but there's much more to the city than that. Cambridge offers locals and tourists glimpses of stunning period architecture, dreamy views of King's College Chapel, and punting students on the River Cam. It is a vibrant cultural hub filled with independent boutiques, public museums, art galleries, and restaurants. With a myriad of state and private schools to choose from, an easy commute to London, and comfortable quality of life, Cambridge is one of the most popular places to live in Britain.

The city, dubbed Silicon Fen, is home to a large cluster of high-tech software, electronics, and biotechnology businesses. International giants like Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, and Toshiba have set up their research and development centres here. Cambridge is also famous for its thriving arts and theatre scene. The city's streets are lined with a plethora of gastronomical offerings including independent cafés, delis, diverse eateries, a two-starred Michelin restaurant and street food from all over the globe.

Cambridge offers excellent transport links to the rest of the United Kingdom and beyond. Daily trains link Cambridge railway station to central London in around fifty minutes and Stansted airport in half an hour. The city is also easily accessible by road with several A-roads and motorways within easy reach.

Cambridge is a highly desirable place to live and invest in. The city has a thriving property market with high demand from students and young professionals for both properties to rent and buy.

Nearby stations

  • Cambridge Station (1.7 miles)
  • Cambridge North Station (3.3 miles)
  • Shelford (Cambs) Station (3.6 miles)
  • Foxton Station (5.4 miles)
  • Shepreth Station (6.2 miles)
  • Waterbeach Station (6.3 miles)
  • Whittlesford Parkway Station (6.9 miles)
  • Meldreth Station (8.1 miles)
  • Great Chesterford Station (10.1 miles)
  • Royston Station (11.1 miles)

Nearby schools

  • Newnham Croft Primary School (0.6 miles)
  • King's College School (0.8 miles)
  • The Leys School (1.1 miles)
  • Mander Portman Woodward (1.1 miles)
  • Heritage School (1.1 miles)
  • St Faith's School (1.1 miles)
  • University of Cambridge (1.1 miles)
  • Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies (1.1 miles)
  • Bellerbys College Cambridge (1.1 miles)
  • St John's College School (1.2 miles)


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