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Cambridge and the Surrounding

Cambridge is a wonderful city about fifty minutes north of London on the train. It is a beautiful place where one embraces and combines the old and the new. For example, students will be surrounded by historic architecture, contemporary and modern buildings. Students will cross medieval cobbled street to get at brand new shopping centres. The city has welcoming and charm feel of a small town as well as energy and variety of a metro city. Students who plant to visit the city may download a map and audio files from the university website. These are designed with the intention of providing help to prospective students.

Students when enter the university campus, they shall find it easy to roam around and start feeling at home. However, they like to spend time along with friends by means of catching a film, going punting, getting involved in the college and university societies and clubs and having a night out. The university provides exposure to students who wish to explore their hidden talent in a variety of fields.

Students may take cycling or walking routes from the city centre to nearby villages like Madingley and Coton, punt upriver to trial the Orchard Tea Gardens at Grantchester, visit the Ely Cathedral, Ship of the Fens, take in more beautiful gardens and buildings at one of the local National Trust properties such as Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve and Anglesey Abbey. The university also offers students diverse options including karting, a real snow slope, a high-wire obstacle and a skydiving wind tunnel.

Entertainment

The University of Cambridge likes to keep its students and residents entertained. It provides them three cinemas, four theatres and two large entertainment venues including The Corn Exchange and The Junction. It offers various programmes comprising dance, comedy, drama, club nights and concerts. Apart from these activities, there are various other festivals and events.

The live music is one of the enthusiastic parts of Cambridge. Each musical taste is catered for and ranges from gigs in pubs to buskers in the street and classical concerts. The prominent names in music such as N-Dubz, Dizzee Rascal, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Tinchy Stryder, Little Boots, The Cribs, Alesha Dixon, Paul Weller, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Bloc Party and Motörhead have performed in Cambridge last year.

Clubs, Pubs and Restaurants

The University of Cambridge is famously known for its wide range of pubs. Cambridge approximately has one hundred and nineteen bars and pubs to choose from. There are many clubs in the city too. Many of them have student nights with offers and cheap entry. Students have many wonderful places to eat. They will receive student card when they start at Cambridge. With the help of this card, students get special deals and discounts at many cafes and restaurants.

Shopping

Cambridge houses four city centre streets and shopping centres, some of the high street names are represented and there are many independent boutiques and shops. There is a Market Square, which sells almost everything from vintage clothes, jewellery to bread and fruit. At the weekend, there are also antiques, farmers, arts and crafts markets. Students may go for shopping on Mill Road where they can find anything. For more information, students are advised to visit university website.


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