Cambridge – “can such places be?”

(1 customer review)

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

Guided by Simon

Please note

You must reserve your place online for this walk. Select your date and time on the table below.

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
18 May 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
1 June 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
15 June 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
29 June 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
13 July 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
27 July 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
10 August 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
24 August 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
7 September 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
21 September 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online
5 October 2022 Day Trip 9 am 6 pm Summer Reserve Online

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 Cross Railway Station.

We go to Cambridge on Certain Wednesdays from May 18th to September 28th

The total cost per adult is £78, seniors over 65 and full time students £73, and children £39.

 This covers the guide’s fee plus the train fare, coach fare and entrance fees

We have to have a minimum number to run this tour, and we will be limiting he number of people, so it is important to reserve your places as soon as possible

About 2 weeks before the tour we will be sending links for payment in advance

Short read: 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.

CAMBRIDGE EXCURSION – THE PRACTICALS

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 Cross Railway Station.

We go to Cambridge on Certain Wednesdays from May 18th to September 28th

The total cost per adult is £78, seniors over 65 and full time students £73 and children £39.

 This covers the guide’s fee plus the train fare, coach fare and entrance fees

We have to have a minimum number to run this tour, and we will be limiting he number of people, so it is important to reserve you r places as soonas possible.

About 2 weeks before the tour we will be sending links for payment in advance

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

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

“London Walks was acknowledged as the premier walking tour company in the entire world” American Tour Guides Convention

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE GUIDING

“If this were a golf tournament every name on the Leader Board would be a London Walks guide”

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

Don’t just take it from us.

THE FAMOUS WHITE LONDON WALKS LEAFLET

“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.

MIND THE GAP

It’s not even close

1 review for Cambridge – “can such places be?”

  1. George W. King

    What a serendipitous thrill to have been on the inaugural London Day trip since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. We are long time supporters of London Walks. They have contributed immensely to making London our go-to destination.

    Our guide was Simon Law. He took us on a thoroughly engaging day mostly touring one of the world’s oldest and prestigious Universities. The names and stories we learned of were at the very centre of western academic development and advancement. I won’t list out the highlights other than to say seeing specimens collected by Charles Darwin whilst on The Beagke was awe- inspiring to say the least.

    If you get a chance take in this trip please do so. Simon was engaged throughout and kept our group interested with exquisite story-telling.

    WELCOME BACK LONDON WALKS! WELCOME BACK.

    Looking forward to our next visit!

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