I’d already visited Brighton and Bath from the resulting list so decided to visit one of the university towns. Somehow in my head Cambridge came out the winner over Oxford.
I caught the Tube to Kings Cross and purchased a same day open return ticket for £33.50. In Cambridge around an hour later it was still raining. I followed my nose to the main street and borrowed the wifi at a pub disguised as a cinema to work out where to go.
Down by the river representatives from competing punting companies fought for my business. Without being too interested I managed to barter the guy from Scudamore’s price down from £16.50 (it’s cheaper to book online than it is on the street!) to £10 on account of the rain and with the condition they could promise an umbrella, a blanket and a dry seat.
|(Yes, my finger is caught in that photo slightly)|
After the tour I wandered the streets for a while looking at the non-water facing sides of the colleges, the markets, shops, churches and gardens. It’d be pretty damn cool to call this place home (when it’s not too grey and wet).