As a quaint city situated to the North of London: Cambridge possesses a certain charm that is almost impossible to put into words. Whilst its major selling points are the exemplary University, ranked first in the United Kingdom, and the fact Prince William and Catherine Middleton are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the city has more to offer than Higher Education and royalty. The mixture of University buildings, dating back to the late 13th century, and modern shoppbg centres and establishments, only adds to the effortless beauty of the city. With a population of approximately 120,000 people, a trip to Cambridge is ideal for anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of London for a weekend. It's just a short train journey away from London, so once you've read our Hip & Healthy Guide to Cambridge, book your ticket, pack a bag and prepare for your escape to the countryside!
Following a two-year renovation, on August the 1st the University Arms Cambridge hotel reopened its doors to the public. The hotel was recreated by architect John Simpson, alongside interiour designer Martin Brudnizki, who worked in association with both Buckingham and Kensington Palaces. The 192 rooms and suites spread across four floors and are undeniably British in style, featuring bespoke and leather-padded writing desks and tiered chandeliers. Guests can choose between either cosy, classic or superior rooms, or opt for one of the twelve premium suites, complete with walk-on balconies. Take a timeout in their library, get your sweat on in their 24-hour luxury gym, and then treat yourself in their restaurant, 'Parker's Tavern', complete with long tables, stained glass windows and banquettes to replicate Cambridge College dining halls!