One of the things I knew I wanted to do when planning our spring break trip to London was to take a day trip someplace I hadn’t been. The options were Oxford, Cambridge, and Brighton, and the English teachers I work with solidly voted for Cambridge over Oxford. That settled it! I was super excited to get on a train at King’s Cross Station (just like in Harry Potter, minus the brick wall!) and escape the big city for a day.
Cambridge was beautiful.
Unlike London, we didn’t have a long list of things to do, places to go in Cambridge. I wanted to check out the famous colleges, of course, but other than that we were totally happy to just wander and explore Cambridge on our own.
King’s College of Cambridge is the most well-known and well-recognized. When we stumbled upon it it looked just like the Google Image searches we had indulged in before setting off! The college dates back to the 15th century and was actually finished by none other than the infamous King Henry VIII!
Cambridge is also well-known for its punting- or boats for hire. Sure enough, while exploring the grounds of Kings College we stumbled upon at least 5 different boats full of tourists and tour guides.
We also stumbled upon the weekly market of Cambridge- just in time for lunch! There were so many options and we both decided to try Jamaican cuisine- delicious!
However, my favorite part of this daytrip was walking around to take it all in. Cambridge was full of (mostly French) school groups and it was nice to get off the beaten path and just wander.
Have you ever been to Cambridge? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!