King's Cross Railway Station (meet by the ticket office, near the Leon Cafe) | Map
Guided by Simon
Short read: Cambridge. Miraculum orbis. Wonder of the world, annexe to heaven.
Customer's say: "We had been on two other London Walks day trips in England several years ago. These tours were very good, and we always wanted to see Cambridge. Simon's tour of Cambridge was excellent. As with other London Walks day trips, you just show up at the train station (Kings Cross), give Simon the money for the trip; and you are off. The cost is very reasonable as it includes a round trip train to Cambridge, buses in Cambridge, the entrance to King's College, and Simon's leadership and commentary. Being an engineer, I wanted to hear a lot about the great scientists who studied at the Cambridge colleges. Simon had many stories, relating to Newton, Darwin, Hawking, Turning, Watson & Crick, and Sedgewick. In addition to the stories, he showed us places where these great scientists lived and worked. However, the best part of the tour was the time we spent within the King's College Chapel. Simon sat us down and told us the background of the chapel construction and details of the beautiful stained glass windows. We capped off the day with punting on the River Cam. Don't miss this, as you see some great sights of the colleges that you would not see otherwise. Overall, it was a great day due to Simon's leadership, knowledge, and enthusiasm." Craig J. St. Louis, Missouri
Long read: Cambridge. Bridge of Sighs. Mediaeval courts. Velvet-soft emerald lawns. The unearthly beauty of Kings. Newton's room. And the garden where he experimented. That apple tree. Think of him "forever voyaging through strange seas of thought." The calm of the tree-fringed Backs. The Cam's willow-shrouded banks. The plaintive note of the World War II American cemetery. Darwin's college. Stephen Hawking and The Theory of Everything. Alan Turing – yes, welcome to The Imitation Game. The pub where the structure of DNA was announced. Punting on the Cam (we get a really generous discount if you want to take a turn – or, indeed, just go along for the ride). Leafy streets and twisty alleys. Whispering wind and yellow lantern. Shadowed passage and haunted bookstore. Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall! Bicycling students. Cheese and fish stalls in the market. People who talk like books. Let alone the royal imprimatur, that new title for William and Kate – the Duke of Cambridge and his Duchess. Guided by Simon.
The meeting time for the Cambridge Excursion is 9 am. The meeting point is by the main ticket office (near the Leon Cafe) of King's CrossRailway Station.
We go to Cambridge on the following Mondays: September 2 and September 16.
We also go to Cambridge on the following Saturdays; August 24, October 5 and October 19.
The Tariff (train fare, admission to the Cambridge colleges we visit and the coach fare from Cambridge Railway Station into central Cambridge and out to the American cemetery and back) is £46. For the total cost of the trip just add the Tariff to the guide's fee.*
*The guide's fee for an Excursion is £18 for adults. Of £16 for Super Adults (over 65s) and students. Or £14 for people with the London Walks Discount Card. Kids under 15 accompanied by their parent(s) go free.
Want a preview of the Cambridge Excursion – and the guiding? Watch the video.
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"Nah, don't need it, got it all here," you say. Er, roaming charges? Er, dead battery? Er, reading your phone in the bathtub and you drop it? [Smelling salts interval: sick as a parrot. ashen-faced.] Er, read the famous white leaflet in the bathtub and you drop it what do you do? Er, you dry it out. Anyway, maybe worth making a mental note that you can always pick up the iconic white London Walks leaflet at the Cafe in the Crypt at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the old church in Trafalgar Square. They're on the Information Table there, right by the box office. And indeed they also display them on the shop counter, right by the cash register. And it's win-win because the Cafe in the Crypt is one of the town's delights. Should be on everybody's London itinerary.