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University of Cambridge

Campus and Crime Map

Student Accommodation

  • The college communities include undergraduate and research students, teachers and lecturers.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of accommodation.

Student Life

  • City Population: 124,000
  • Student Population: 30,000
  • Cambridge is a town-sized city, easy to navigate on foot or bike – and students and tourists throng its streets.

Culture and Nightlife

  • The Cambridge Corn Exchange is the largest arts and entertainment venue and hosts a full range of events. The Junction is popular for bands, dance and experimental theatre whilst the ADC Theatre is a department of the university. Cambridge has a good array of pubs but few clubs.
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum offers free admission to its exhibitions of paintings and ceramics. Kettles Yard Gallery is very popular with those who enjoy modern art and sculpture. The Arts Picturehouse shows foreign and cult classics and hosts the two-week Cambridge Film Festival in July. The Strawberry Fair is held each June, and the Cambridge Folk Festival at the end of July.
  • An excellent way to see the sights of Cambridge is to hire a punt, rowing boat or canoe and travel along the Backs at a leisurely pace or to go upriver to Grantchester.

Travel

  • Walking and cycling are the most popular modes of transport as much of the city is flat and easily accessible.
  • Cambridge is 96.5km (60 miles) north of London, off the M11 motorway, or a 50-minute journey by train from London King’s Cross.
  • Stansted Airport is 48km (30 miles) away.