Cambridge doesn’t just boast of academic prowess and stunning historic architecture, amongst this bustling university city can also be found a luxury stay.
If you enjoy the finer things in life, or if you feel like making a special occasion a bit more memorable, there are many things you can experience in the heart of Cambridge that provides a luxury touch.
To guide you in booking your stay we’ve revealed the ultimate luxury experiences in Cambridge. You could say, it’s our little black book of the best places around.
From hotels, fine dining, to unique experiences, pick our best ideas and ensure to get booking well in advance to avoid disappointment.
A Day at Newmarket Races
With just a short drive from Cambridge city centre, there’s nothing quite like a day at the races.
Don your best dress, and your best hat, and ensure you’re ready for a complete thrill.
Ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to dress up for the occasion, as there’s even a Style Awards on some days.
The exhilarating atmosphere will give you a great day out that you’ll remember for years to come.
A Trip to Granchester Tea Gardens for scones and cream tea
Just a short walk, ride or punt away from the centre of Cambridge is The Orchard Tea Garden, where time stands still.
Grantchester itself is an oasis of calm, and an ideal spot if you’re looking to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.
As one of the top destinations for a classical British afternoon tea, you can enjoy fresh homemade scones with jam and cream, as well as a variety of delicious sweet cakes.
Tea drinking is the most quintessential of English customs, but combine it with The Orchards sprawling orchard with deckchairs you’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale.
Dine at Midsummer House
This fine-dining restaurant doesn’t just have one Michelin Star, but two.
While from the outside it doesn’t look like much, and you could be easily convinced that it’s someone’s home, this little surprise has been firmly at the top of Cambridge’s fine dining list for quite some time.
Owned by Daniel Clifford, a professional chef for over 20 years, Midsummer House is his place of experimentation, where you will find Daniel creating modern British cooking, with an unmistakable French style.
In the Summer it’s one of the finest places to dine Al Fresco, but all year round you can find Daniel creating exquisite dishes which have kept him with two Michelin Stars since 2005.
If you have a taste for fine dining, a table reservation here will not disappoint.
Visit The Varsity Spa
Should you require some rest, relaxation and a good dose of pampering during your stay in Cambridge, then the Varsity Spa is your destination.
With a spa pool overlooking the River Cam, and an array of luxury treatments available, it’s the number one spa in Cambridge that can offer you complete sanctuary from the bustle of city life.
Take a Flight at Duxford
The Imperial War Museum Duxford is just a short drive outside of Cambridge city centre.
While you can visit to explore the museum and its many historic artefacts, the real luxury that awaits is the experience of having a personal flight.
If you have a love of aviation, Duxford provides private flights in a Tiger Moth, and a De Havillande Rapide. As well as providing flying lessons.
Take to the skies in an iconic aircraft with your own personal pilot.
Have a Private Punting Tour
It’s not a stay in Cambridge without a little punting along the River Cam. However, if you’d rather put less effort into the tricky style of travel there is also the luxury option of having a private chauffeur.
A private chauffeured punt gives you the chance to take in the sights, as your expert chauffeur punts you along the River Cam regaling you with fascinating stories about the history of Cambridge.
Attend Cambridge County Polo Club for Picnic, Champagne and Polo
If you have a love for equestrian sports, and the finer things in life, the Cambridge County Polo Club offers them both in abundance.
During the summer months, Cambridge County Polo Club opens its doors to host a series of prestigious Polo & Picnic Days.
If you’re visiting for the weekend, you can book a picnic spot, and get up close and personal with the “sport of kings”.
Enjoy your picnic and champagne while watching this exhilarating sport.
It will certainly give you a day to remember.