London to Cambridge

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

Kings College Chapel

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.

Opening times:

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

Trinity College

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.

Opening times:

10 am-4:30 pm Jul-Oct

10 am-3:30 pm Nov-Jun

Admission price:£3 adult £1 child

Fitzwilliam Museums

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

Free admission

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.