I was sipping my hot chocolate, observing a flock of tourist making their way around Cambridge. Not long after, a group of students, I supposed, was cycling joyfully with big bag pack while chatting with one another. It is a great pleasure to see a city with scattered colleges for one university can gel perfectly into the historical city of Cambridge. Not only making it into one of the top tourists’ destinations in U.K, but also a home to the renowned world-class university which has always been ranked inside the top 10 best in the world rankings’. To name a few Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie and Tilda Swinton were the notable alumni.
After my brunch, I managed to visit the King’s college chapel for an entrance fee of GBP 7.5. The distinctive medieval architecture with stained glass window and fan vaulted ceiling is something not to be missed. It is beautifully crafted inside out, and definitely is one of my highlights in Cambridge. If time permits, rowing along the River Cam under the Bridge of Sighs of St John’s College can be exhilarating too. For me, with the festive season just around the corner on the holy month of December, Cambridge is worth to spend a day trip from the overcrowded London.
How to get to Cambridge from London:
1. Approximately 2 hours bus ride away from Victoria Coach Station, London Or
2. Approximately 1 hour train ride away from King’s Cross Station, London