Day 4 - Cambridge was refreshing - medieval architecture seemed to live seamlessly with college town quaintness. The borders blurred and were easy on the senses. The town at once felt hallowed and friendly and the roads from my maps came alive in 3-D without me getting lost at all! I stumbled upon the Fitzwilliam Museum, but used it as a shopping stop since I decided to call it quits for museums today. Rambling further on, Kings College loomed tall on the left, easily recognizable with the hoards of tourists clustered around it. Kings Chapel and Kings College blew me away! The Chapel’s rich history made me realize that royalty went to great lengths to proclaim their superiority even in education – building an imposing physical structure filled with the best minds – and yet serving the people well by opening it up to those who could not afford it. Things got even better when I stepped out into the college green and the sheer grandeur made me stop and stare. A rolling green carpet between the delicate entrance and the main building, dining halls and lodgings across the green and the immensity of the main building just sitting there were picture perfect. A walk around the green took me to the back where it looked like an artist had used it as a canvas and created his best work – a quaint bridge on the River Cam with a view of the meandering river on either side leading to other stalwart colleges. Can I please take a mental snapshot of this and NEVER EVER forget?! Pretty please?! Night: Buckingham Palace night photo ops, went all the way to the gate to gawk! Foraging for dinner took me to Oxford Street, where most places closed down after 8pm in a very well-mannered British way :p
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Cambridge is from May to July
How To Reach
Book a Package Tour
79 Kms from Cambridge
Heathrow called "The busiest airport in the United Kingdom" You would experience this upon arrival.There is an rail link connecting Heathrow and London city. This could work out cheaper and convenient. This Heathrow Express has free wifi too. The Oyster card! A boon to ease travel in London.Hop in and hop off the undergrounds, buses all with this magical card. This will definitely ease all your local travel concerns in the city.There are several offers on buying this card with the London Pass.London Pass - a sightseeing pass for tourists. It consists of a smart card which entitles the holder fast track entries to several attractions (Definitely not all ;)You could choose either of these depending on your duration of stay and travel needs while in London.Once you get your Oyster card in place you are unstoppable. Explore London by bus,underground or walk. Notes to help you plan your days in london better. Piccadilly Circus,Trafalgar Square,Big Ben,London Eye could be your plan for one day.You could reach the Piccadilly Circus from where ever you stay with the convenient underground.
299 Kms from Cambridge
On the way back to Rotterdam, everyone slept in the car but I was awake. I was awake because I had a lot to be grateful for today. I realized that the things you want dearly may be are denied to you only temporarily, may be they come back to you in a way that proves to be much better than it would have been earlier and that ultimately no one except God can deny you the happiness you want for yourself.
244 Kms from Cambridge
Then, we booked accommodation in Liverpool (£30). Moose cafe for breakfast. The best breakfast I had! IT IS SO GOOD. I want to book a ticket to Liverpool just for this! That salted caramel pancakes with poached apples.. £7 if I'm not wrong! Huge portion!
124 Kms from Cambridge
Next, we drove to Stratford Upon Avon for dinner.
105 Kms from Cambridge
Many people fly in to London every year for tourism, This Oxford city which is just 2 hours drive from London must be included into your itinerary to get the view to real English architecture.