If you are traveling from London to Cambridge, there are a few things good to know.
From London to Cambridge, there are about 50 miles (80 km) and it takes around 80 minutes by car, traffic depending.
In East England, on the river Cam, there is the home of a famous university, Cambridge town. Plentiful of lavish architecture, abounding with history and tradition as well as modernized with eccentric rites, Cambridge is a town definitely worth visiting.
Even though it was founded in the 1st century, Cambridge got its city status only in 1951.
The University of Cambridge
Founded in 1209, Cambridge University is the fourth oldest surviving university. It is formed from 31 colleges and more than 100 academic departments grouped into schools.
Top 3 points of interest
It was founded by Henry VI (1421-1471) in 1446 and it took over a century to build. An exquisite Gothic architecture, world-renowned for the world’s largest fan-vaulted ceiling, is waiting to be discovered by you.
9:30 am-3:15 pm Mon-Sat, 1:15-2:30 pm Sun term time
9:30 am-4:30 pm daily university holidays
Admission price £9 adult £6 child
It is the largest college in Cambridge and it has a great Tudor gateway. Renowned for the Wren Library that has over 55,000 books published before 1820 and more than 2500 manuscripts.
10 am-4:30 pm Jul-Oct
10 am-3:30 pm Nov-Jun
Admission price:£3 adult £1 child
Founded in 1816, it is the fine art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. Composed out of approx 550000 items, the museum has five departments: Antiquities; Applied Arts; Coins and Medals; Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Paintings, Drawings, and Prints.
Opening times: 10 am-5 pm Tue-Sat, from noon Sun
These are only a small percent of the beautiful and architectural Cambridge, therefore one should discover all the amazing sites in person. If you want to travel from London to Cambridge, there are many travel options available, as by car, train or coach.