The best way to celebrate Graduation in Cambridge.

The best way to celebrate Graduation in Cambridge.

Explore our guide on getting around Cambridge during Graduation and discover the best places to visit from top restaurants to beautiful scenic walks.

As the streets of Cambridge are filled with family, friends, and graduates for the graduation processions, the city's atmosphere is electric. But have you considered what lies ahead after the festivities? Whether you're staying for just a few days, a week, or even a month to celebrate your loved one's graduation, there is no shortage of things to do and sights to see in Cambridge. 

Things to do. 

Punting along the River Cam.

Experience a unique perspective of the city's stunning architecturepicturesque views of historic colleges, charming bridges, and lush greenery lining the riverbanks. Whether you opt to punt yourself or hire a knowledgeable guide, this leisurely activity is a must-do when visiting Cambridge. 

The Cambridge Gin Laboratory.

An interactive space in the heart of Cambridge! Discover more about the history of gin production and the innovative approach to distillation used by the Cambridge Distillery - and most importantly, try a range of world-class gins for yourself... 

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

Explore the different sections of the gardenfrom tropical glasshouses to British wild flowers, take in the drama of all the plant diversity 

Market Square.

Filled with local suppliers from fruit and veg, cheese makers and fresh bread to independents selling records, clothing and jewellery. Pick up a gift for you or your graduate and enjoy the local Cambridge offering.  

Cambridge Arts Theatre.

The hub for cultural events and entertainment in the city, which showcases a variety of productions ranging from classic plays and musicals to contemporary performances and dance shows. With its intimate setting and charming atmosphere, Cambridge Arts Theatre continues to be a beloved destination for theatre enthusiasts and visitors alike. 

Finally, don’t forget to take a walk around the cobble streets and capture photos of all the famous University buildings before you leave.  

Places to eat.  

After a day of graduation ceremonies, posing for photos and visiting some of your favourite sites, you’re probably starting to feel hungry. Here is a list of some of our favourite restaurants but don’t forget to book your table or you might miss out.  

The Astronomer.

The Astronomer, based at Turing Locke, serves up locally sourced produce on their seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as local and regional beers, wines and cocktails. 

Little Rose.

Sitting proudly opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum, the beautiful gastro-pub boasts historical charm and a delicious menu expertly prepared, made using quality-sourced ingredients including steaks, seafood favourites as well as vegan and vegetarian options.  

The Plough.

The Plough is a characterful country pub and restaurant, perfect for escaping reality and enjoying great pub food in special surroundings. 

Restaurant 22. 

The lovingly restored Victorian townhouse backs onto the River Cam and Jesus Green and is home to exciting, modern British dining. The menu changes often depending on what seasonal produce their Cambridgeshire partners have delivered. 


A centrally located restaurant, ideally located for Cambridge’s local attractions and university buildings, Browns Cambridge is housed in the historic old 19th Century Addenbrooke’s Hospital, now lovingly converted into a bright, airy and modern brasserie and bar, with a delightful outdoor courtyard. 

The Oak Bistro.

The city’s independent local bistro. Passionate about quality British and European food, cooked to order with traditional recipes – and best enjoyed with an exceptional wine. 


A family run restaurant in the heart of Cambridge with a view of the River Cam and Cambridge University Colleges, serving some classic dishes with an innovative twist. 

<p><a href="/en/cambridge/turing-locke/your-stay/the-astronomer">The Astronomer</a>, Turing Locke.</p>

The Astronomer, Turing Locke.

Ways to travel to Cambridge. 

If you’re planning on driving to Turing Locke, we are within easy reach of local road links, including the M11 and A14. 

By Train.

Cambridge Train Station is the main hub for the city. You can hop on a direct train from London that'll get you here in just 48 minutes. Plus, there are direct connections from other cities like Birmingham, Norwich, Peterborough, and Leicester.

To get to Eddington from the station, you can use one of the e-scooters or bikes outside the station, which will take around 20 minutes or you can get the U bus that will drop you right outside the hotel. 

By Air.

If you're planning to come to Cambridge by air, the best airport to fly into is London Stansted. You can easily take a train which only takes 28 minutes. If you're driving, it's even more convenient - It only takes 40 minutes to reach Cambridge from the airport.

Ways to travel locally  

By Bus.

The Universal bus service links Eddington with West Cambridge, the city centre, the train station and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, including Addenbrookes, running every 15 minutes Monday to Friday and every 20 minutes at the weekend. The standard single journey fare is £2.00 and the bus stops right outside the hotel.  

Madingley Park and Ride is only a seven-minute walk from the property and stops at multiple locations within the city centre. The bus takes 12 minutes to get to central Cambridge and only 6 minutes to Bridge Street. 

By Bike. 

Cambridge is a 10-minute bike ride from the hotel via a dedicated cycle path into the city. We have a limited number of bicycles available for use and a bicycle centre to store your own bikes. Get in touch with us before your visit or speak to one of the team at reception upon check in. E-bikes and e-scooters can be found around Cambridge, including in Eddington. 

By Taxi.

Taxis are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week and you can have in the city centre within a few minutes. Just ask our hosts to help book you a taxi and get you on your way  

Turing Locke.  

This design-led property comprises a host of elegant apartments, from studios to one-bedroom and two bedroom apartmentseach equipped with a kitchen, living area, bedroom and bathroom. Turing Locke is perfect for a night, a week, a month or even a year for all the family, including your furry friends.

<p><a href="/en/cambridge/turing-locke/your-stay/terrace-suite">Terrace Suite</a>, Turing Locke.</p>

Terrace Suite, Turing Locke.

<p>Prices from &pound;115.12 on our<a href="/en/join-the-locke-community">&nbsp;member rate</a>.</p>

Prices from £115.12 on our member rate.


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