With its world-class university, clutch of ancient colleges and love for punting, Cambridge shares many similarities with its Oxfordshire counterpart. But with more green space and less traffic, this city is a more tranquil affair. A walking tour of the university is a must, but don’t ignore the town itself – there’s plenty going on there.
The university colleges are the highlight, with Corpus Christi, Clare College, King’s College and Christ’s College being the most popular. Once you’ve had your fill of academia, a punting trip along the River Cam is a lovely way to see the city. On a summer’s day, a picnic on the Backs is highly enjoyable.
Trains from London Kings Cross run several times an hour, with a journey time of about 45 minutes. It takes about 90 minutes to drive to Cambridge from central London.