Friday, 7 August 2015

UK Travels: Cambridge

6/6: Day trip to Cambridge

I've been wanting to visit Cambridge but the train ticket to Cambridge is so expensive. Luckily, the school has added Cambridge back to the "give it a go" programme due to popular demand.

Breakfast was 2 pain au chocolat from Sainsburys. It was on offer for only 60p (U.P £1.20)!!! Scones were on offer for 24p too! Where to find such prices in Singapore?!

 Queen's College

Punting in Cambridge
Cambridge is such a touristy place. There are so many shops selling souvenirs and we got approached about 5 times for punting tours too.

Mathematical Bridge

beautiful Cambridge

 St Botolph's Church

We tried the famous Chelsea bun from Fitzbillies Bakery and it was fantastic! The Chelsea bun is a type of currant or raisin bun and it tasted so much like a cinnamon bun, except way better. Texture was sticky and soft yet not overly sweet. So yummy!

My kind of food pyramid. 

Corpus Christi College

St. Catharine's College

Pembroke College

Hello you cute little white terrier! This mutt seemed to be guarding the shop haha too cute.

Fitzwilliam Museum

What a grand entrance!

Scott Polar Research Institute

Our Lady and the English Martyrs - a Catholic parish church featuring a neo-gothic structure

I was surprised to see Chatime here.. in the UK. Bubble tea is really a global business but they cost so much here. An average cup of bubble tea costs around £3.25 which is thrice the amount in Singapore.

St. Andrew's Street Baptist Church

Saint Columba's Church

the chapel

Sedgwick Museum of Geology 

 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

After visiting the many religious sites and museums, we went to the Market Square to source for some food.

Streets of Cambridge

Lovely music played by 2 artistes.

Round Church

St John’s College

The architecture of St. John's College is so impressive. This college could legitimately pass off as a palace.

and more punting..!

I finally wore my midi dress that I had bought in Leeds. The dress ended at the model's knees while mine ended below my knees. HAI!! It made me look like I have extremely short legs :( #woesofanasian

Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - contemporary and modern art exhibitions

the walk to Trinity College

North Paddock

This was the first time I saw such tall shasta daisies! They were so pretty! It was such a lovely day to have a picnic too.

Part of Trinity College

Punting behind Trinity College

Clare College - the second oldest college in Cambridge

 Great St Mary's Church

St Edward King and Martyr

city centre

Part of the University of Cambridge

King's College
This was the prettiest college I had seen, apart from St. John's College It looked just like a royal palace. Yeah, certainly a college befitting of kings.

Takeaway dinner was from Coast Fish & Chips Restaurant which is one of the top Fish & Chips restaurants in Cambridge. Batter was so crispy and thin while the fish was soft and tender, albeit lacking in flavour. I also finished the entire container of homemade tartar sauce which was a first because I hate mayonnaise.

Takeaway food is so much cheaper than dining in the UK. It is easy to find a spot to eat too. We randomly sat here and ate our dinner!

While having our dinner, we were enjoying music from this duo. Weather was perfect too. Wonderful times.

These iconic red telephone booths necessitated a photo.

What better way to end a meal than with a delicious scoop of (pistachio) ice-cream? 


Cambridge is a city filled with so many colleges and they are all so aesthetically pleasing.

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