As an international student or a visitor Cambridge has everything that you could possibly desire. Cambridge is primarily a University City dating back centuries, so take a walk through its streets and witness the stunning combination of both architecture from very old to very modern. its approximate population is 600,000 a third of which are students, both national and international, so you never be alone and will meet and make long lasting friendships with people from all around the world.
Cambridge boasts a wealth of history and its academic prowess which is second to none in the world. Follow in the foot steps of people like Stephen Hawking and Sir Isaac Newton for example or the countless other celebrities that have walked the streets and drank in the many pubs and bars. Cambridge is also known as the Silicon Fen as it is increasing being recognised for its pioneering information technology with internationally recognised companies such as Microsoft and Phillips.
For students that are studying the English Language then you are could not choose a better location, Cambridge's libraries and museums host the best selection of books in the nation! If that doesn't do it for you then there is so much more that you can do, from punting with your friends on the river Cam, the many festivals, fairs, theatres, pubs to the popular "international student nights" which are a feature of all the popular night clubs in Cambridge. They provide a common meeting place for visiting students, each night club hosts this event on a different day of the week!
Cambridge has the perfect environment for all students, it has everything that you could possibly need or want from amazing history and education to a fantastic night life where you will meet other students from all over the world!!
Bike Hire in Cambridge
|The Bikeman||Cambridge Market Square|
|http://www.thebikeman.co.uk||07747 591 744|
|Cambridge Station Cycles||Station Building, Station Road, CB1 2JW|
|Grand Arcade, Corn Exchange Street, CB2 3QF|
|9 High Street, Histon, CB24 9JD|
|City Cycle Hire Ltd||61 Newnham Road, CB3 9EY|
|Mike´s Bikes||28 Mill Road|
Known as the ‘B’ Bar, this modern, stylish watering hole is located in Cambridge´s historical city centre, just a stone´s throw from Market Square, and offers excellent food and drink.
Tel: (01223) 309 796
This is a classy bar and restaurant, also near Market Square, offering extensive wine and cocktail lists and tapas-style food.
4-6 The Basement, Rose Crescent
Tel: (01223) 464 550
Of the many excellent pubs in the city, perhaps the most famous is the historic Eagle, featuring a ceiling scrawled with signatures of Second World War pilots (many of them Americans stationed nearby in World War II). Local lore claims this is also where university professors Crick and Watson famously drank, discussed and discovered the secrets of DNA.
Tel: (01223) 505 020
There is no shortage of clubs aiming for the student market, including Ballare, named after the Italian word for ‘dance´. It claims to have the best DJs in East Anglia and offers pre-bookable booths.
Tel: (01223) 364 222
This is an elegant Moroccan-styled nightclub with top DJs that draws mainly student crowds.
15 Market Passage
Tel: (01223) 519 224
The biggest, best and most beautiful music venue in town is the Cambridge Corn Exchange. This historic building hosts big names from the music scene, as well as comedy.
Tel: (01223) 357 851
Specialises in indie and alternative music.
Tel: (01223) 842 725