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Hometown Guide: Cambridge

Our local Seasalt shop team share their guide to a weekend in Cambridge.


A city known for its beautiful architecture and extensive history, Cambridge’s cobbled streets are filled with museums and galleries. At every turn you’ll find something to admire, whether that be the listed buildings or leafy outdoor spaces. 

The city sits on the River Cam and can be explored via the water, with punt boats being a popular choice to offer a unique view of the sights. Alternatively, enjoy the scenery on a leisurely bike ride along one of the various cycle paths. 

Our Cambridge shop team, who know the city well, have shared their recommendations for what to eat, drink and do around the city.  

Where to get coffee in Cambridge

Fitzbillies is a bit of a Cambridge institution. Located on Trumpington Street, not too far from the wonderful Fitzwilliam Museum, this bakery and cafe offers a delicious range of cakes and pastries. They are particularly well known for their delicious Chelsea buns. Its sister cafe, located on Bridge Street, also offers some delicious bites that are perfect for a quick lunch. 

Where to shop in Cambridge

Cambridge Contemporary Art is a lovely art gallery located a few yards away from our shop. They offer a wonderful collection of paintings, ceramics and prints from local artists. 

What to do in Cambridge

Kettle's Yard is a must for anyone interested in art. It was the house of art collectors Jim and Helen Ede, which has been transformed into a beautiful art gallery. The whole visit feels like walking into someone else's home, which is an unusual but fantastic museum experience, and we always leave feeling very creatively inspired! They also have a wonderful little cafe, and they even sell Leach pottery in their museum shop. 

Photo credit: University of Cambridge, Paul Allitt

Where to walk in Cambridge 

The Backs walk follows the river Cam and the backs of the colleges (hence the name!) and gives an idyllic view of the city. From the Mathematical Bridge to a view over King's Chapel to Jesus Green, this walk offers a bit of something for everyone and is worth doing in any season. In winter, the bare trees allow for a very good view of the fantastic architecture of the colleges, and in summer they transform the walk into a lush green space.  

For those inclined to go on a longer walk, following the Cam along Midsummer Commons will give an opportunity to spot the regular rowing teams exercising on the river, and the occasional heron.  


Where to eat in Cambridge

The Old Bicycle Shop is a really good restaurant that's heartily recommended by the Seasalt team members who've eaten there. Really good food, really nice atmosphere and not too far from the city centre, it's a great place for lunch and dinner. 

If you’re visiting town, you can find Seasalt on Trinity Street. Pop in to browse our latest collection and say hi to the shop team.  

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