Cambridge – “can such places be?”

(17 customer reviews)

King's Cross Railway Station (meet by the mainline ticket office near the Leon cafe by the Nigel Gresley Statue

Guided by Simon

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
21 May 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer
4 June 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
18 June 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
2 July 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
16 July 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
30 July 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
13 August 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
27 August 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
10 September 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
24 September 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
8 October 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
22 October 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
2 November 2024 Day Trip 9 am 6.30 pm Winter Reserve Online


This wonderful photo’s by Chris, a Cambridge-based professional photographer.

Short say: 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.  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 say: 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.

Good listen: here’s an interview with Guide Simon in which he goes into considerable detail about where the Cambridge trip goes, what happens on it, why it’s special, etc.



The meeting time for the Cambridge Tour is 9 am. The meeting point is by the main ticket office (near the Leon Cafe) of King’s Cross Railway Station.

This is a full day tour that meets back to London around   6:30pm

We go to Cambridge on selected Tuesdays from  May 7th  to  October 22nd  and on Saturday November 2nd.

The total cost per adult is £94; for super adults (over 65s), Discount Card holders, and full-time students it’s £89; and for children it’s £59.

 The charge covers the guide’s fee plus your train, coach and entrance fares.

This is not mass tourism. We limit the group size. Equally to the point, the tour can only go ahead if the uptake reaches the (low) minimum required number of participants.

So do book early 1) to make sure you get a place and 2) we can gauge the coach size we’ll need for that day’s tour. (Cambridge Railway Station is on the outskirts of Cambridge, a mile from the town centre. Which is why we charter a local coach. It meets us at the station for the trip to the town centre at the beginning of the tour and back to the station at the end of the day to catch the train back to London. You won’t have to make that long walk into and back out of Cambridge. We get you to the town centre swiftly and comfortably. And we also make use of the coach for our excursion out to the American cemetery and, en route, to see a very interesting and important part of Cambridge that’s not within walking distance.)

Basically, the day – the Cambridge Tour – has been thought through very carefully. It’s a crème de la crème excursion – the best possible way to “see Cambridge” and its environs.

We send you links for payment a few days before the tour is set to go. N.B. Re payment and refunds: it’s like buying a theatre ticket – if the show goes ahead there are no refunds. If we are not able to run the tour because of something unforeseen – a wildcat rail strike, for example – all of your money will be refunded.


“Best Tourism Experience in England”  Gold Medal Winner, Visit England

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17 reviews for Cambridge – “can such places be?”

  1. Kelsey

    Simon is a gem of a guide. He has a way of being genuine and humorous in equal parts and that makes spending the day with him very fun and entertaining. I had originally planned on doing Cambridge on my own, but I am very glad I decided to do this tour with London walks. It took all the stress away from the day and allowed me to really enjoy the sites and the city. Cambridge is such a lovely town that I do hope to return on my own in the future and further explore some of the areas that Simon took us to. The itinerary is very thoughtfully laid out and really helps maximize the number of things that can be seen in a day trip. I can’t wait to return and do more day trips with London walks in the future!

  2. Loretta Greenman

    We really enjoyed the tour of Cambridge and would highly recommend it! It was lovely to be able to see everything and not have to worry about the particulars as Simon took care of all of those. He was well organized and very knowledgeable and entertaining. Punting on the River Cam was a wonderful way to end the day (be sure to have some cash on hand) as it offered a different and very scenic view of the city away from the busy sidewalks. Don’t miss the opportunity. We’re looking forward to our next London Walks.

  3. Marcus, Ginny and Betsy

    We enjoyed an insightful and convivial day with Simon exploring Cambridge. He was very knowledge, witty and approachable. Simon was extremely organized, proactive and flexible. His knowledge was clearly well-researched and entertaining. We highly recommend Simon for a fun and rewarding tour to Cambridge.

  4. Wendy

    Spent an amazing day in Cambridge with Simon. He brought the sites of Cambridge to life with interesting stories and fact. There is no way I would have seen as much of the city on my own.
    After the tour I have already booked Oxford with Simon as my guide.

  5. Lucie Jay

    We had a gorgeous day in Cambridge with our wonderful and funny guide, Simon. To see Kings College , whose Lessons and Carols I always watch at Christmas for their superlative music , was a special treat. Punting is also a special treat and we highly recommend that addition to your Cambridge Day…what a way to end!

  6. Dr Dov

    It was a wonderful “day walk” to Cambridge!
    Simon the guide was fantastic!! I heartily recommend this tour!

  7. Thomas Arcabascio

    Simon did an excellent job!! Would go with him anywhere!

  8. Nina

    What a great experience! Cambridge is wonderful and this walk shows you so many faces of this beautiful city! Simon is not only very knowledgeable, he can also open doors to places – huge thanks for bringing me as close to Cromwell’s head as possible! Oh, and he definitely put a charm on a somewhat jinxed railway schedule, because our journey there and back again went as smoothly as it could! Thank you for this lovely walk!

  9. James B

    Fantastic day in Cambridge. Simon is a brilliant guide. Super knowledgeable and thoroughly engaging. Simon took us to many of the colleges and churches and was able take us to places I’m certain you don’t get to see on your own. Really enjoyed the day and his very entertaining style. Thoroughly recommend this walk.

  10. Cath Dean

    Fantastic day, Simon is so knowledgeable, his storytelling superb. Highly recommend this day trip

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