Our Cambridge Properties
With its historic university buildings, quaint cobbled streets, beautiful riverside views and plethora of bars, shops, traditional pubs and restaurants, it is no wonder why Cambridge draws over 3.5 million tourists every year. Home to one of the world’s leading universities, it is also no wonder why the city attracts intellectuals and students in their hoards. Set in amongst stunning college buildings which were once home to some of the most prominent academics, Cambridge is the perfect city to study, socialise, relax and admire.
Derwent Students offer stylish and contemporary student living in the form of Brunswick House which is located less than a mile away from Market Square and home to over 250 rooms.
Top key facts about Cambridge:
- The University of Cambridge was officially started in 1209 by an association of scholars who came from Oxford.
- It is the town where: the atom was first split, where the structure of DNA was discovered, where Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution, where Newton developed his theory of gravity, where the order of human DNA was first discovered, where the electron and neutron were discovered, where Stephen Hawking of black-hole fame used to live and work.
- There is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area during the Bronze Age and Roman times.
Despite Cambridge being a compact city, there is a huge selection of shops on offer varying from independent boutiques to big named brands. The city is home to two shopping malls, The Grafton, which features brands such as Debenhams and a Vue Cinema and the Grand Arcade, the newer of the two, containing over 60 premium and high street brands including John Lewis, Apple and Topshop. Every Saturday brings the All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market and Market Square is home to the Cambridge General Market from Monday to Saturday. The city’s bohemian area around Mill Road offers a range of shops and restaurants.
Some of the best places to shop in the city are:
- The Grafton
- Grand Arcade
- Market Square
- Trinity Street/Rose Crescent
- All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market (open Saturdays)
Along with everything else that the city has to offer, Cambridge also has a wide range of restaurants. From Michelin starred restaurants to charming tea rooms and traditional pubs, there is a restaurant for everyone and every taste.
Some of our favourite places to eat in the city include:
- Yippee Noodle Bar
- St John’s Chop House
- Ristorante Il Piccolo Mondo
- The Urban Shed
Cambridge is home to an array of bars, pubs and nightclubs. The city hosts a lively clubbing scene, with 3 of the biggest clubs located just off of Market Square. If it’s more of a relaxing evening that you fancy, you can head to one of the many stylish bars around the city for cocktails and live music. There are also several traditional pubs, many of which have been part of the city for 100s of years, located in the city centre and along the riverside.
The most popular areas for nightlife in the city include:
- Market Passage
- Market Square
- Trinity Street
- Rose Crescent
- Market Hill
With such a depth of history and heritage, it is no wonder Cambridge has such a wide range of art and culture in the form of museums, galleries and exhibitions. The city’s historic buildings play host to a large number of attractions and play a significant part in attracting over 3.5 million tourists every year.
Cambridge’s most popular attractions:
- Cambridge University Botanic Garden
- Imperial War Museum
- Fitzwilliam Museum
- The Museum of Cambridge
- Kettle’s Yard
With so many students and university sporting facilities and teams, it is no surprise that the sporting scene in Cambridge is a big one. You will often see rowers being coached along the River Cam and teams playing cricket, football and netball in the many green park areas. The city is well set up for boating, cycling and walking and also features golf courses, sport and leisure centres and gyms.
Sporting venues and stadiums in Cambridge include:
- Cambridge United Football Club Stadium and training ground
- Cambridge Rugby Club
- Cambridge Athletics Stadium
- Ely City Golf Club
- Shelford Rugby Club
From International pop stars to opera singers, Cambridge has seen a vast array of musicians grace it’s stages. There are a number of different venue types and sizes to play host to the large variety of acts. No matter your taste, you’re bound to find a venue for you.
The top music venues in Cambridge include:
- Cambridge Corn Exchange
- Cambridge Junction
- The Portland Arms
- Man on the Moon
- Saffron Hall
Cambridge is incredibly cycle and pedestrian friendly, meaning driving and parking in the city can be difficult. However, with so many other forms of transport, getting around Cambridge is a breeze. Whether you fancy just strolling around the city to take in the sights, cycling along some of the 80 miles of cycle routes or punting along the river in your very own wooden boat, there is something for everyone and always a different way of exploring Cambridge.
Some of the most popular means of travel within the city include:
- Citi buses
- Taxi/car hire
I'm coming back next year because it's value for money, staff are lovely and I'd been made to feel very welcome over the last 3 years.Danika Ripley (Raleigh Park), Master of Nursing Science, University of Nottingham