If you are undertaking domestic removals to Cambridge, you can look forward to a life packed with culture and events. Both Cambridge and nearby Ely have been named in a Sunday Times survey as among the best cities to live in across the whole country. Couples, families and single people moving to the famous university city will discover that there is plenty to enjoy here. Attractions range from the beautiful landscapes, with the rivers and open parkland, to the museums and art galleries – plus great cafes and bars for a night out.
Greens removals has links with the area going back decades, and has organised many house moves to Cambridge, both from elsewhere in the UK and overseas. We are also experts in organising company relocations to the city. Our removals service is shaped to your individual requirements, and we can transport either full or part loads, handling all your possessions with the greatest care.
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Museums in Cambridge – You'll find the Museum of Cambridge just minutes from the city centre, on the corner of Castle Street. Formerly known as the Cambridge and County Folk Museum, this collection aims to shed light on everyday life in the area in the past. Exhibits range from old mangles and early vacuum cleaners to historic clocks. You can also learn about the area's industrial heritage by visiting Cambridge Museum of Technology, on Riverside off Newmarket Road. This is based in an old sewage pumping station and has some of the world's oldest working steam engines.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the city's treasures, packed with artistic and historic exhibits. Based in Trumpington Street, it is run by Cambridge University, and showcases a wide range of collections, including artefacts from the ancient world. Less well-known, but still fascinating to visit, is the small Whittle Museum of the History of Science, in Free School Lane. It's full of historic telescopes, sundials and all kinds of other scientific equipment from past centuries.
Art Galleries in Cambridge – One of Cambridge's most famous galleries is Kettle's Yard, in Castle Street, once the home of former Tate Gallery curator Jim Ede and his wife Helen. They built a unique collection of art, including sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Today the gallery is run by the University of Cambridge, and stages wide-ranging exhibitions.
Another university-run gallery, the New Hall Art Collection, houses the largest body of women's art in Europe. Based at Murray Edwards College, it includes around 400 works and features famous names such as Maggi Hambling and Judy Chicago. Just a few miles outside the city, another major centre is Wysing Arts, based in the village of Bourn, on an 11-acre site which includes a large exhibitions gallery as well as artists' studios. There are some impressive outdoor sculpture installations to admire here.
Sports in Cambridge – When Cambridge sport is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is probably rowing, and, in particular, the famous Boat Race against Oxford. Boats can be seen practising on the Cam in all weathers, and every June the river is taken over by the "Bumps" – rowing races between the university's various colleges. It's fun to sit outside one of the riverside pubs with a glass of Pimm's and watch the action. However, if you'd prefer to be more active, you can also hire punts and other types of boat at the riverside.
A wide range of gym and fitness activities are offered at the Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, near Parker's Piece, while the neighbouring Parkside Pools complex has a 25metre pool, a diving pool and flumes which are a must for youngsters. There are also several other swimming and paddling pools around the city. Many other sports are also available locally, including cricket and tennis, while Cambridge United Football Club has an enthusiastic band of supporters.
Festivals in Cambridge One of the attractions for anyone planning removals to Cambridge is the number of special events in the city, ranging from plays and concerts to full-blown festivals. Cambridge Folk Festival, held at Cherry Hinton Hall in late July and early August, is one of the most famous events of its type in Europe and draws many thousands of music fans every summer. Top names who have appeared there over the years include Paul Simon, Joan Baez and Mumford & Sons.
Another well-known annual event is Strawberry Fair, a free arts and music festival staged in early June, with attractions including a costumed bicycle-powered parade. Then in September it's time for Cambridge Film Festival, one of Britain's longest-running cinematic events, founded in 1977. Films premiered at Cannes and other international festivals are shown at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and other venues around the city and there are also outdoor screenings.
Nightlife in Cambridge – Cambridge's nightlife is centred on its varied selection of pubs, clubs, restaurants and bars, including many historic venues. One of the best-known pubs is the Eagle, in Bene't Street, a 16th-century hostelry with the RAF bar covered in graffiti from Second World War pilots. This is also the building where Crick and Watson announced their discovery of DNA. Also popular is the Green Man in Grantchester, another historic pub, which holds a number of beer festivals over the summer months.
The Fez in Market Street is one of the city's top clubs, while the Fountain, in Regent Street, is a pub reinvented as a modern bar, staging regular events including club nights. And, if you're looking for varied entertainment, Cambridge Junction in Clifton Way is a venue offering music, comedy and club events, as well as dance and drama.
Anyone planning domestic removals to Cambridge will find that Greens offers a comprehensive service, giving top quality at a low price. Contact our highly experienced removals team now to get a detailed quotation for your house move.