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We, my wife and I, will spend a few days in London by the of April and we wish to visit Cambridge (1 day).
- Is it better to use the train or the bus to get to Cambridge?
- From which train or bus station in London (we will stay by Regents Park, on Baker street)is it easier to travel to Cambridge?
- Would you prefer to go to Cambridge on Sunday or on Monday?
Trains for Cambridge leave from King's Cross station, and take around 46 minutes (on weekdays, at least). It looks as if there are works on the line on some Sundays in April, with trains from Liverpool Street instead and much longer journey times. www.nationalrail.co.uk to check details and fares for your preferred date. You can reach both King's Cross and Liverpool Street by the Circle/Hammersmith and City lines from Baker Street tube station.
Coach is cheaper than train, but takes longer - over 2 hours. National Express coaches have a pick up point in the Baker Street area. See www.nationalexpress.com.
From the point of view of travelling, a Monday would be better, but it also depends on what you want to see/do when you get there.
Trains are faster, but if you want to go by coach, try booking in advance with www.megabus.com, through whom you can get fares as low as 1UKP + 25p booking fee!!
Key is to book early & commit to fixed dates.
Good luck :)
With only one day I suggest the train because it's faster. Many places are closed on Sunday so Monday would be better.
Cambridge Station is quite a long way (nearly a mile as I recall) from the city centre (the colleges prevented the railway builders from getting any closer!) but there are frequent buses.
The fast trains run every 30 minutes so there's no need to worry about timings.
I live just outside Cambridge. The train station is not in a good location and you would need to take about a 20 minute walk or get a hopper bus to the city centre. The bus depot is in a great location and just footsteps away from cafes and shops. Having said that, I would probably take the train as the journey is much shorter and will leave you more time to see Cambridge. Better to be seeing the sights of the city than sitting on a bus on the motorway!
Cambridge is a lovely city to visit on a Sunday as it has a relaxed feel and is not as busy as on a weekday. Due to tourists visiting, everything is open on a Sunday. But bear in mind that the opening hours of shops will be shorter than that of a weekday. Shops are usually open 10-4 or 11-5.
There is a huge number of restaurants, cafes and pubs where you can eat at any time of day.
Have a great visit....
ThankS and Happy Easter to all of you....and flowers and chocolate!
Travel Tips for London
Sightsee on Your Own!
You don't need a tour guide or bus tour in London. To get around use the Hop-on/Hop-off Red Bus. It goes to all the "must see" spots & you can stay as long as you like. If you visit a site that has "self audio tours" like Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, British Museum, etc., pay for it (share with someone if you like). I felt so sorry for the "flocks of sheep" following the tour guides with the flag. Your time is not your own in a group, and you don't always hear what is said. Take the London Eye for a fantastic view of London above ground, and use the Underground for a great way to get around the city below ground when not using the Red Bus!
The National Gallery
In my opinion, it´s one of the most beautiful museums in the city.
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. There are over 2,300 paintings from the period 1260 to 1900, including masterpieces by Botticelli, Monet, Constable, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Holbein's The Ambassadors, The Hay Wain by Constable and Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Marriage are just some of the major attractions of the National Gallery.
Admission is free
En mi opinión es uno de los museos más bellos de la ciudad.
La galería alberga una de las más importantes colecciones de pintores europeos del mundo. Hay alrededor de 2.300 obras comprensivas del período 1260 a 1900, incluyendo obras maestras de Botticelli, Monet, Constable, Van Gogh y Rembrandt. Holbein's The Ambassadors, The Hay Wain de Constable y Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Marriage son sólo algunas de las atracciones de la galería.
LA ENTRADA ES GRATUITA
Walking the embankment
Thus it was that I sought out the Tate Gallery (1st edition) and I determined that, due to its position, a stroll along the historical embankment was called for. This is an activity I can recommend.
Somewhere, at some stage, you will pass something of interest. Unless you're a zombie and that begs the question, "What are you doing here in the first place?". I digress.
Thus it was that I came upon this fine bronze by Enzo Plazzotta called "Jete". Dating from 1973 its location dictates that it stands out dramatically from the off-white background of the building behind. I liked it so much I took a picture!
Take a photo with the Yeoman...
Take a photo with the Yeoman Warder of the TOWER OF LONDON. Commonly known as Beefeaters.
Yeomen of the Guard have been sovereign's personal guard since 1485. The Ceremony of the Keys involves a ceremony every evening, officially locking up the Tower for the night. It lasts for 7 mins.
Police dogs have been part of security during major events in the post-9/11 world.
Most often, police dog refers to a dog who has been trained to guard their handler and to find, chase, intimidate, and hold suspects who are attempting to elude the police. Modern police dogs are not vicious animals; most are trained to enjoy their work, with chasing and grabbing introduced to them as tricks or games that can be played only when the handler (a police officer) gives the appropriate command.
Law enforcement also uses dogs for tracking suspects or finding missing persons, or for detecting drugs or explosives. Bloodhounds are often used for the former, although most breeds have an outstanding sense of smell and can be trained to follow scent trails or to detect certain kinds of odors.
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