Monday, March 10, 2014

Historical Cambridge Walking Tour

I'd thought I'd provide a photo essay of our walk into historical Cambridge from our house. We live on the east side of city center and it takes a good 20 minutes to walk from our house to the University of Cambridge colleges, which are on the west side.

There is tons of traffic in Cambridge and parking is a pain. We have learned both of these things the hard way, therefore resorting to the fact that we will never be driving into the center of town. There really is no need to anyways. The walk is manageable and we always have the bus or biking as another option. 

On our way in this particular late morning, we stopped at a delicious Turkish cafe for breakfast. I had discovered this place on my own one day and wanted Jason to try it. The owners are very friendly and the food is fresh and flavorful. Plus, it's only about a 7 minute walk from our house.

Parker's Piece is a huge park in the center town, which also serves as a thoroughfare for pedestrians and cyclists.

Cycling is a huge part of the Cambridge culture. There are tons and tons of bicycles everywhere!!

The Mathematical Bridge and a gentleman punting a full boat down the river.

Who doesn't love a little city flare? He would fit in well at the market in Seattle.

King's College, bustling with eager tourists.

More bikes.

More punters along the River Cam.

The back side of the colleges, also known as "The Backs."

St. John's College

Trinity College Library

The entrance to St. John's College.

The Bridge of Sighs

A lovely walk home at dusk, with signs of spring all around us.

Come visit us and I'll take you on a walking tour! 


  1. We're starting to think about a European trip in 2015 - We will keep you posted! :)

  2. I am so jealous! The buildings, the parks, the streets all so awesome looking.

  3. Hi Lane!

    I am a casting Producer on the US travel and property show ‘House Hunters International’. I’m not sure how long you have been in Cambridge, but we are looking for English speaking expats who have moved to Cambridge within the last two years or so and would like to share their story. I wonder if you might be interested?

    As you may know, House Hunters International is a half-hour TV show currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America. The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying / renting process, by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where expats and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

    Here are some links to show you what our show is all about!

    Here are some examples of the show that you can watch on Youtube: - Charlottenlund Denmark - Athens Greece - Marrakech Morocco

    We would love to film in Cambridge again, so please do get in touch if you or any of your contacts may be interested in the show.

    Best wishes,


    Michelle James
    1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300