The city of Cambridge combines so many things I love, it is the perfect place to visit for a day or even a weekend. Cambridge is a mixture of culture, history, shpping and amazing food which is my kind of city. Plus I was even lucky enough to walk right past Stephen Hawking which left me pretty gobsmacked!
For me Cambridge is a ninety minute drive away, however direct trains from London take around an hour. I have to admit, apart from knowing that Cambridge University was there, I didn’t really much about the city at all before my visit. There is so much interesting history and our great punting tour guide told us a lot of interesting facts.
For lunch we stopped by Steak & Honour to grab a burger to enjoy outside in the sunshine. Firstly I loved the interior as you step inside; neon lights and a bright yellow colour scheme. The sizzle and smell of the burgers made my mouth water as I gave my order of a cheeseburger with fries. It is a small shop at 4 Wheeler Street with seating upstairs, however we opted to sit on a wall outside as it was such a nice day.
I don’t think I have ever eaten a burger as juicy as this one was; meaning it was incredibly messy but so delicious. The other ingredients of the burger included lettuce, red onion, gherkins, french mustard and tomato ketchup. The portions were very generous and it really hit the spot. They don’t have as many options as other burger places I have tried however the burger was so juicy that really made up for it.
Seeing as the temperature was reaching toward the late twenties, we had to stop off and get an ice cream from Aromi. I am a lover of dark chocolate but had never tried it in ice cream form – I have to say it might be my new favourite flavour! Unfortunately for me my scoop wasn’t put on very well and due to the heat I was left with an extremely drippy ice cream which got pretty messy. But I can’t complain about the price or flavour.
To finish off the day we went on a punting tour down the river which was both interesting, humorous and relaxing. Humorous due to the fact we saw a couple of people fall in whilst giving punting a go, and we also saw a boat completely sink…So my recommendations would be to have a tour guide to punt for you and make sure your boat isn’t completely ancient. Also as we walked down the river we got many different quotes for punting so it is worth walking up and down to get the best quotes.
Have you ever visited Cambridge? Can you suggest any other things or places to visit within the city? Leave your suggestions below 🙂