Lantern House

174 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1DA, United Kingdom
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help and info for cambridge in april

by mkvalya

i'll be in cambridge the 12 of april, from about 4pm to the night.
is it true that king's college chapel close at 4? :-(

any suggestion for dinner?

is eagle pub ok or too expensive? any other suggestion?

parking in lion yard is very difficult on saturday at that hour?
thanks to all

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by leics

Opening times here:

Have just checked on You are lucky: it will be open until 4.30pm on 12th April this year.

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by christine.j

If I remember correctly, entrance fee to the chapel was £9. The chapel is very impressive, but with just 30 minutes you'll have to rush through it and £9 seems a bit much for that.
Why don't you pay a student to take you punting and see the colleges from the water? This depends on the weather, of course. I liked it very much.

We went to the Eagle twice, had the specials of the day. They were around £10 and very good.

Parking in Lions Yard difficult on a Tuesday morning, after this we were lucky and had a private parking spot, so I don't know about Saturday. But I don't think it's easier, as there simply aren't enough parking spots in this area.

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by mkvalya

the ticket is 5£ ;-)
i hope i'll be on time and to be able to visit the king's chapel... everything depends on the arrival of my flight.. cross your fingers for me!

any advice for a dinner in a pub or similar (a part from the eagle) to get a good pie?

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by christine.j

Another pub with very good food is the Kingston Arms Pub. The food was excellent, better than in the Eagle actually. It's more expensive than the Eagle, also not in the city centre.

I looked at the price we paid for the chapel, it was £ 9 for two. The chapel is very interesting, I hope you'll have time enough to see it.

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by mkvalya

i hope too! ;-) thanks a lot

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by Gyppo

It might be worth noting that while the Kingston Arms is an excellent place, serving a wide range of British beers, it is quite some way from the majority of things to do in Cambridge. However, the Mill Road area (close to which it is situated) is among the more interesting of the city, so worth a visit if you have time.

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by soundchaseruk

If you want to eat by the river I recommend the Granta which is near Lammas land. Its opposite the Mill and the Garden House Hotel by the punts.

For somewhere out of the central area with free parking the best place for home cooked food, friendly service, good drinks is the BURLEIGH ARMS on Maids Causeway, backing onto Midsummer Common. From there you can stroll olong the Cam and view the many Boat Houses. Meals around £5-6 and you get a plate full. Speak to Lucy she will sort you out

Re: help and info for cambridge in april

by mkvalya


Travel Tips for Cambridge

The Cam Bridge

by Stephen-KarenConn

We had heard of Cambridge for literally decades, but had no idea where the name came from until we visited. Those who live nearby or are more familiar with the area may think it is very elementary, but it came as a revelation to us to learn that both the town and the university are named for an actual bridge which crosses the Cam River at this spot. The Cam is not a large river and the bridge is not particularly impressive, but it dates back for many hundreds of years. This picture is of our nephew, Alan Wheeler, with the Cam Bridge behind him.

Something a lot of people miss...

by steventilly

Something a lot of people miss initially when they look at the Great Gate (me included) is the fact that the statue of Henry VIII is holding a chair leg in his right hand! This used to be an sceptre, but was replaced long ago by mischievious students. Oh, what imps they were!

The information about this chair leg prank was told to us by the guide on our punt tour. I would recomend such a tour to anyone - if you get a good guide you can learn so much, and it's much more interesting than a guide book!

Is that any choice at all ? Take it or leave it...

by sourbugger

A visit to Hobson's Conduit on the corner of Lensfield Road and Trumpington street is worth doing, perhaps on the way to exploring the open areas past the backs.

The conduit spilt up water that came into the town from hills to the south. It then ran along various channels or 'runnels', some of which can still be seen at the side of the streets in the area.

More famously, his business (from which he could afford part-sponsorship of the fresh water system) was in delivering mail to London. This ran from some nearby stables.
As a side-line he also rented out horses. In an impressive piece of animal husbandry for the time (1570-1630) he would only allow someone to hire the horse nearest to the road (and thus the most rested animal).

If you wanted a horse - it was your only option. This is thus the source of the phrase 'Hobson's choice'.

Cambridge Union

by barryg23

The Cambridge Union is a society where many important debates are held. It's probably not quite as well known as the Oxford Union, nor does it attract the same amount of famous speakers, yet for any Cambridge student with political aspiration, it's a starting point on the road to fame.

Live Music, Nice Atmosphere

by eliowny about The Portland Arms

The Portland Arms, just outside of the center, is worth the walk if there's interesting music going on in the back room. There is a folk and acoustic night on Fridays. It's usually good, and the cover is not usually too bad. Otherwise, its still a nice pub, decorated with traditional English pub decor (ie., horrid carpets).


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Address: 174 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1DA, United Kingdom