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5 things to do in Cambridge

The Bell Team
Written by the Bell Team

Cambridge is one of the most beautiful, famous and historic cities in the UK, and it's home to our very first school! Read our guide on things to do in the city. 


Students punting on the River Cam in Cambridge


1. Try punting

The most traditional Cambridge activity. The city is at its most beautiful when viewed from aboard a punt. You can either go on a chauffeured punt tour, where you will be told about the history of the university and the city – or you can hire a punt. However, be warned it’s trickier than it looks!



Students enjoying a picnic at Grantchester Meadows


2. Visit Grantchester Meadows

A perfect way to spend a summer’s afternoon. Have a picnic on the meadows, then visit The Orchard Tea Gardens for a traditional cream tea.


Students shopping in Cambridge


3. Go shopping

Find everything from well-known brands to chic independent stores, markets and local arts and crafts.

Students enjoying the backs in Cambridge

4.  Walk along ‘the backs’

Stroll along the historic backs of the Cambridge colleges and follow in the footsteps of their world-famous alumni.


Cambridge Shakespeare Festival


5. Enjoy some entertainment

Watch live music or a play at one of the city’s many theatres and venues. If you’re here in the summer, don’t miss the chance to see a Shakespeare play in the private garden of one of the Cambridge colleges.

At Bell Cambridge you can improve your English, develop your exam technique, prepare for university in the UK or train to become an English language teacher. Our Cambridge school has been home to Bell for nearly 60 years; it offers a picturesque study environment and a supportive student community. Located within easy reach of the historic city centre.


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