I loved the city and I would love to move there after uni if I could afford it the nights out are great and the eating out is great.

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Study in Cambridge

Cambridge is a city famous for higher education and is home to two universities, University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.

 

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world. It is the second oldest university in the English-speaking language and has a vast history of notable alumni such as Charles Darwin, Stephen Fry and Zadie Smith. Today the university has over 20,000 students from 150 countries that make up its 31 colleges which cover a vast array of subjects and specialised areas of research.

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Anglia Ruskin University

The Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University is just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. The campus boasts fantastic facilities such as the Business School, a brand-new Science Centre, the Mumford Theatre, Ruskin Gallery and much more. The teaching at Anglia Ruskin has been awarded a Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Having been renowned for learning since the 13th century, Cambridge is a city that is really geared towards students. It is a vibrant, compact city, with plenty to do away from your desk. 

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It is expensive around here but it is a lovely location, we are close to everything

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Cambridge is primarily a pub city, but there are a few clubs too. Ballare club, Fez, Lola Lo and the Junction all offer different types of music. If you are at the University of Cambridge then you’ll also get used to going to “bops”, which are parties put on by the colleges and are a fundamental part of life as a student at the university!

Public Transport

Cambridge is known as the “city of cycling”! 1 in 5 journeys are made on a bike making it a safe city to cycle around, with bike parks everywhere. 

If you are looking to get out of the city, Cambridge has frequent train services to London, Ipswich, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Birmingham and Stansted Airport. Equally, it is well connected by road and you can get great deals through coach companies that travel all around the UK. 

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Shopping

Cambridge has superb shopping, there’s a huge range of retail areas clustered around different shopping centres. There’s the Grand Arcade, the Grafton Centre and the Beehive Centre to start you off, while Mill Road has independent shops and cafes, and international food supermarkets.

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Museums & Galleries

Cambridge is brimming with museums and galleries! To name a few of the standouts, there's the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard for modern art, Cambridge Museum of Technology, the Museum of Zoology, the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

 

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Music

Cambridge Junction was opened by the legendary John Peel in 1990 and has brought in big-name musicians as well as supporting up-and-coming artists. Today this social enterprise comprises of three venues that cover music, dance, theatre, spoken word and comedy.

 

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Theatre

Cambridge Arts Theatre is well known for its a varied programme of drama, dance, opera and pantomime. Also in Cambridge, is ‘In Situ’, a group which focuses on taking cutting-edge performance out of the theatre and into unusual spaces.

 

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Architecture

The architecture in Cambridge city centre is amazing. There are great walking tours to learn about the history, however, we think there is no better way to view these iconic buildings than by punting down the River Cam. You can’t get any more Cambridge than that!

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18th June 2021

I like Cambridge a lot,...

I like Cambridge a lot, it’s only a small city and is easy to get everywhere on foot read more

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9th June 2021

Small but has everything...

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8th June 2021

Perfect location for...

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2nd June 2021

Very small but quite...

Very small but quite scenic. Much smaller than Oxford. read more

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1st June 2021

A very beautiful and...

A very beautiful and history-rich city! With so many colleges around the city, there's always something new to explore. Distances are relatively short, making meeting friends and going out very easy. There are lots of restaurants, bars and clubs, both from well-established chains as well as some that are native and unique to Cambridge. You'll never miss out on shopping as there are many shops and 2 large malls. The cost of living is definitely less compared to some of the larger UK cities but it is not considered cheap due to all the aforementioned benefits; nevertheless Cambridge still is a great and affordable place to live. read more

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29th May 2021

Cambridge is a great...

Cambridge is a great city. So many things to do in it. read more

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28th May 2021

Very good public transport...

Very good public transport Expensive city Food in restaurants is not that good Shopping is average read more

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27th May 2021

Cambridge is an amazing...

Cambridge is an amazing city to live in, there are so many things to do and there are amazing parks to picnic with your friends. For a student this is a great place to live in. read more

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12th March 2021

Cambridge is a fairly...

Cambridge is a fairly expensive town, but it shouldn't be a problem if you can budget properly read more

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12th March 2021

I love Cambridge. Obviously...

I love Cambridge. Obviously now it is not as it should be. Becouse of covid all the courses are online and all the shops are closed. read more

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12th March 2021

Living in Cambridge is...

Living in Cambridge is not cheap however the majority of places are within walking distance with a great student life. There’s loads of public transport options which are not super expensive. read more

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4th March 2021

Cambridge is a really...

Cambridge is a really nice place to live. It is very multicultural. There’s a lot of places to sit and go for a coffee and lots of places to eat dinner. There are a few nightclubs but some have shut due to Covid read more

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4th March 2021

I love Cambridge. It’s...

I love Cambridge. It’s an amazing town. We actually have a lot to do when not in lockdown read more

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25th February 2021

Very expensive. Student...

Very expensive. Student accommodation very overpriced read more

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25th February 2021

Cambridge is a beautiful...

Cambridge is a beautiful and amazing city. Green spaces, lovely architecture. A quaint and historic town read more

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25th February 2021

It's a good place to...

It's a good place to live in for students read more

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24th February 2021

Expensive city. Restaurants...

Expensive city. Restaurants are exceptional and price of food can be quite high. Public transport is great. Night life is what you make it. read more

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23rd February 2021

Quite expensive place...

Quite expensive place but usual prices for the UK read more

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23rd February 2021

I’ve been in Cambridge...

I’ve been in Cambridge for 4 years and I’ve felt like at home read more

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23rd February 2021

Cambridge is a lovely,...

Cambridge is a lovely, vibrant city, surrounded by nature. It is really a beautiful place to live or visit read more

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22nd February 2021

I arrived this year only,...

I arrived this year only, because of lockdowns and the whole covid situation it was difficult to analyse the night life and restaurants. But overall everything is close from any location. read more

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22nd February 2021

Cambridge seems more...

Cambridge seems more expensive than London and less quality read more

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16th February 2021

Everything is accessible...

Everything is accessible you feel a bit like you're somewhere in Europe with all the cafes and bikes. A really good overall vibe! read more

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11th February 2021

There could be more clubs...

There could be more clubs and the clubs are usually expensive read more

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28th January 2021

I just walk everywhere...

I just walk everywhere because everything is quite close even if i wanted to take a bus it would take a while for them to arrive so if you need to get somewhere urgently i suggest taking an uber. read more

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20th January 2021

Great city, good night...

Great city, good night life, everything is nice and close read more

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16th November 2020

Loads to do with plenty...

Loads to do with plenty of different restaurants and things to see. It's very cycle friendly and easy to get to the train station from the university too. read more

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30th October 2020

Cambridge has good views...

Cambridge has good views and very nice building read more

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23rd October 2020

Still tryong to find...

Still tryong to find their feet getting around read more

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20th August 2020

mega awesome experience...

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4th June 2020

I mean who wouldn’t want...

I mean who wouldn’t want to graduate from Cambridge read more

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2nd June 2020

The city is pretty small...

The city is pretty small but the nature is amazing. read more

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2nd June 2020

The city is magical!...

The city is magical! It has a great vibe and there are a lot of friendly students around and places to go out. read more

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15th May 2020

I am not one to judge...

I am not one to judge the nightlife, despite the pricing in Cambridge being dearer than what I am used to, the living wage is higher and so it isn't noticed as much. So many places to chose from to eat out (or even order in), as well as shop, the city is amazing and I will certainly miss living there. One thing that I would definitely agree with is their transport avenues. Many park and rides regularly circulating around Cambridge (reducing the amount of cars in cambridge), also available bikes to hire - many healthy alternatives than using a car. read more

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15th May 2020

It may be small, but...

It may be small, but Cambridge is perfect for university! It’s so beautiful and everything you could need or want is a walk or short bike ride away. read more

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3rd April 2020

Very expensive to live...

Very expensive to live in Cambridge, however there is a lot to do. read more

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1st April 2020

Great place to live....

Great place to live. No complaints. read more

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12th March 2020

Extremely expensive to...

Extremely expensive to say the least with limited nightlife options and few events to attend. read more

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11th March 2020

love the city and some...

love the city and some really great places to go out in the evening read more

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7th March 2020

Super safe town, although...

Super safe town, although a bit expensive read more

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4th March 2020

The shopping centres...

The shopping centres are alright, not much choice and you’re better off shopping online. For nightlife I got to the same 4 clubs on rotation. Also think it’s scandalous how on weekends they charge you £10 for entry, when you can go to London and get free entry to most bars and clubs read more

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4th March 2020

Absolutely love Cambridge,...

Absolutely love Cambridge, its a proper university city with lots to do read more

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4th March 2020

Pretty expensive to live...

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28th February 2020

Cambridge is quite an...

Cambridge is quite an expensive place in general but other than that it is quite okay. There isn't that much to do in terms of activities however everything a student needs is relatively near especially when you love at the railyard or near the station everything is walking distance away which is good read more

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27th February 2020

It's the worst experience...

It's the worst experience I had read more

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27th February 2020

Love the city, however...

Love the city, however real estate is very expensive here, and the bus service to our university is not very useful. read more

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26th February 2020

Cambridge is a small...

Cambridge is a small and friendly city read more

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26th February 2020

Expensive when you're...

Expensive when you're from bradford read more

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25th February 2020

Everything is quite expensive...

Everything is quite expensive but some places have student discount read more

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24th February 2020

This is a very student...

This is a very student friendly place to be in and the transportation is pretty good read more

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24th February 2020

Cost of living here is...

Cost of living here is very expensive. read more

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22nd February 2020

Everything can be found...

Everything can be found in there. Fit with human life read more

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21st February 2020

What I like most is the...

What I like most is the city itself, architecture, history, parks, but living here is very expensive, both food and rent not to mention going out at night. read more

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19th February 2020

More bars/clubs needed....

More bars/clubs needed. London prices without the variety read more

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18th February 2020

Quiet city and people...

Quiet city and people are very nice read more

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18th February 2020

Really expensive and...

Really expensive and inconvenient to the point it almost seems deliberate. I cannot see why anyone would choose to live here if not as a sacrifice to academic or scientific progression. read more

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18th February 2020

Very good shoppings and...

Very good shoppings and social live read more

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18th February 2020

It's too expensive for...

It's too expensive for students read more

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18th February 2020

The eating quality is...

The eating quality is not very good read more

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18th February 2020

Really expensive city...

Really expensive city nights out are horrible not worth it at all but nice city and sightseeing read more

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18th February 2020

Eating is expensive but...

Eating is expensive but clubs are great with free entry read more

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18th February 2020

Haven't traveled much...

Haven't traveled much get in Cambridge but loving it till now read more

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18th February 2020

Cambridge life as a whole...

Cambridge life as a whole is great but there could be Some improvements read more

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17th February 2020

Cambridge is great for...

Cambridge is great for social activities and has plenty of thingson offer read more

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17th February 2020

I will sorely miss Cambridge...

I will sorely miss Cambridge when i graduate, I love the culture and I always feel safe in the city. There is lots to do like the museums, and everything is in walking distance. Public transport is efficient and there are many shopping and dinning options read more

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14th February 2020

Easy to go anywhere in...

Easy to go anywhere in Cambridge. Nice people. read more

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14th February 2020

Oppsoed to London the...

Oppsoed to London the public transport has been an issue as public transport is very accessible but very different here in vsmbrjdge. Coming from London the costs for living out are the same as both are big cities read more

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14th February 2020

Good city , ships life...

Good city , ships life , every good read more

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12th February 2020

It is expensive around...

It is expensive around here but it is a lovely location , we are close to everything read more

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12th February 2020

Train station is so close...

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12th February 2020

Wonderful city, only...

Wonderful city, only problem is that is incredibility expensive read more

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12th February 2020

Easy to transport and...

Easy to transport and find food read more

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11th February 2020

Cambridge is lovely but...

Cambridge is lovely but expensive. More so than other cities. I love going for walks daily but sometimes the costs really make it difficult to find the money to enjoy all of its facets. It's great but not for everybody. read more

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11th February 2020

Love Cambridge but it...

Love Cambridge but it is very expdnsive, some things can be located a Ittle far and taxis are expensive and public transport tables can be confusing. Food places are usually expensive so not great for students read more

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11th February 2020

Can!bridge is good but...

Can!bridge is good but slightly too quiet read more

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11th February 2020

So far so good in terms...

So far so good in terms of money but there is quite a lot of aspects that are Lacklustre read more

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11th February 2020

Taking buses from rail...

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11th February 2020

Large variety of social...

Large variety of social opportunities read more

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10th February 2020

Don't really use public...

Don't really use public transport however Cambridge is a cycling city. Lots of routes to use. read more

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10th February 2020

Very peaceful city with...

Very peaceful city with loads of things read more

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10th February 2020

Very peaceful city with...

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10th February 2020

Very peaceful city with...

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10th February 2020

The bus in Cambridge...

The bus in Cambridge is usually delayed. Also the shops and bars close quite early. read more

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10th February 2020

Very expensive but has...

Very expensive but has everything close together easy to get around read more

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10th February 2020

Its been an amazing experience...

Its been an amazing experience Thank God read more

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10th February 2020

Expensive area buy worthwhile...

Expensive area buy worthwhile for social side and easy to get to London read more

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7th February 2020

City centre and station...

City centre and station is very close, read more

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7th February 2020

Comparing to London it’s...

Comparing to London it’s a much slower and smaller space to do things but there a lot of retail stores and access to a lot of things if needed. Night life personally for me is waaayy tooo messy! (Fights before, during and after!). There are much more local stores that nearer to student accommodations than supermarkets which are more expensive to buy things from, the nearest shopping outlet is the beehive which is like a 20/30 minute walk, so I’d recommend a weekly shop. read more

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7th February 2020

Cambridge is quite an...

Cambridge is quite an expensive city, however there is plenty to do like the shopping and tourist attractions read more

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7th February 2020

Transport is ready and...

Transport is ready and available but the housing can be expensive in some areas read more

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7th February 2020

There needs to be more...

There needs to be more things to do I'm Cambridge read more

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7th February 2020

London is obviously best...

London is obviously best city in UK. No cap read more

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7th February 2020

I love Cambridge ,it...

I love Cambridge ,it is very quiet and peaceful! Enjoy staying here and going out with my friends read more

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7th February 2020

A very lovely city where...

A very lovely city where there is always something going on. The diversity of people in all ways makes it a very beneficial place to live. The cost of living is not as expensive as one would expect, largely due to close proximity of all facilities near to each other. Nights out are safe but can be expensive. read more

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7th February 2020

Cambridge stinks, the...

Cambridge stinks, the students stink, accom stinks read more

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6th February 2020

I love cambridge and...

I love cambridge and always have. Great buses and trains. Expensive area but I feel safe and happy and would recommend to anyone! I’d recommend revs most and beware of fez club, was spiked there and a lot of others have been too!! But everywhere else is lovely and it’s a great city read more

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6th February 2020

It's too expensive Cambridge...

It's too expensive Cambridge but there are at least good transport links read more

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6th February 2020

It's too expensive Cambridge...

It's too expensive Cambridge but there are at least good transport links read more

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6th February 2020

Is a beautiful city that...

Is a beautiful city that I have loved living in read more

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6th February 2020

expensive and very touristy....

expensive and very touristy. boring place after 2 weeks read more

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6th February 2020

Cambridge is a lovely...

Cambridge is a lovely city that has a lot to offer students. The only advice I can give is to budget your money wisely as the cost of certain activities is expensive. read more

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6th February 2020

Very expansive area to...

Very expansive area to live . Shopping and rent is very expensive read more

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6th February 2020

A nice place with lots...

A nice place with lots of shops and restaurants and social areas but very expensive read more

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6th February 2020

Highly recommend Lola...

Highly recommend Lola los on a Monday read more

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6th February 2020

Like seriously if you...

Like seriously if you don’t budget Cambridge is expensive so if you budget you will enjoy Cambridge and it’s really secured read more

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6th February 2020

according to my it is...

according to my it is to high and night clubs and discos are terrible read more

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6th February 2020

Love a night out in Cambridge....

Love a night out in Cambridge. Shame everything isn’t cheaper! read more

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6th February 2020

Everything is local and...

Everything is local and in walking distance. However the night life is very disappointing read more

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5th February 2020

Town is nice and clean...

Town is nice and clean but a bit quiet for me read more

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5th February 2020

Everything is right here...

Everything is right here on your doorstep but its all ridiculously expensive. London prices without London wages. read more

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5th February 2020

The nightlife wasnt very...

The nightlife wasnt very good compared to other cities read more

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22nd January 2020

if you don't come from...

if you don't come from a wealthy family or have almost the full maintenance loan from SFE then go somewhere else to rent minimum is around 600 a month and thats a small box room in a shared house. to eat out is expensive and the prices of drinks on nights out is also expensive at the end of the day its about perspective some people think £180 a week for a room is good and some think it is expensive. you need a lot of money to be able to rent somewhere nice and afford a social life in Cambridge. parking is limited and very expensive. get a bike is my advice and a decent lock as they are regularly stolen. read more

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member644922
20th January 2020

Definitely an amazing...

Definitely an amazing place to live! well, as long as you don't spend every minute of every day thinking about how much money you're spending.. Nightlife is amazing and there are plenty of places to explore around, there's several clubs that have their own genre set on it, one being a metal/rock based club that is becoming quite the talk around. plenty of shops surrounding the are and there is no need for public transport or cars when it comes to town shopping because of how close everything is. read more

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7th December 2019

High cost of living but...

High cost of living but everything is almost walkable (or cycleable)! read more

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20th November 2019

It's really expensive...

It's really expensive to live here but the town is great. read more

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member1143272
7th November 2019

Nice picturesque place...

Nice picturesque place with some good local businesses but the general population is rude and snobby. Walking down the street can be a challenge as people do not look where they are going and will not move when there is little space on the pavement which means you are constantly trying to avoid them like obstacles but usually still end up brushing shoulders. read more

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31st October 2019

It's so expensive but...

It's so expensive but we don't get any help from student finance even tho it costs the same as London. read more

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30th October 2019

The city is boring and...

The city is boring and lonely. Cambridge sounds nice on paper, maybe nice for a visit but not to stay. It’s lonely and depressing, expensive and cliquey. Lots of genuinely smug elitist arrogant people. read more

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24th October 2019

Cambridge is a beautiful...

Cambridge is a beautiful and historic city, but is rather expensive! However, there are plenty of student deals and discounts to be had, and accommodation within the university is more reasonably priced than most. read more

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3rd October 2019

Good transport links...

Good transport links and amenities, just a bit expensive read more

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14th September 2019

Great city and very safe....

Great city and very safe. But lacking in nightclubs. read more

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12th September 2019

Not too much going on...

Not too much going on but affordable for students read more

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10th September 2019

Cambridge is quite an...

Cambridge is quite an expensive place to live but that is to be expected. Eating out and supermarkets do not cost any more than you would anticipate and one should be totally able to budget for it. read more

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8th September 2019

Cos of living if expensive,...

Cos of living if expensive, eating out is expensive bit you get a money off card so that helps. Nights out are good, pricey but fun, 2 minn walk to a junction from the accommodation. Shopping is good with there being 2 main shopping centres and public transport is good a little pricey but you will manage read more

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9th July 2015

Good transport and shopping,...

Good transport and shopping, most other aspects are as you would expect for cambridge read more

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9th July 2015

I loved the city and...

I loved the city and I would love to move there after uni if I could afford it the nights out are great and the eating out is great. read more

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9th July 2015

not a particularly exciting...

not a particularly exciting City, expensive read more

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29th April 2015

The cost of living in...

The cost of living in Cambridge is really expensive - with rents similar to London prices. As a student, the price of your accommodation will depend on how rich your college is. There aren't many places to eat out, most students just eat in their college's hall. Eating out is very expensive if you do it. There are only three clubs in Cambridge and they're all a bit boring/ cheezy, as well as being pretty expensive. Students often attend "bops" run by colleges, which are usually cheaper and more fun. Pretty much everyone cycles everywhere, although there are also plenty of buses to get around. The train station provides easy access to London, and there are also several coach routes, e.g. to Oxford. read more

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28th April 2015

Expensive tourist heaven....

Expensive tourist heaven. But good variety (if you have the money) read more

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