Things to do in Cambridge

Planning a budget city break in Cambridge

3rd Court, Christ's College. Christ's College has a range of affordable accommodation available over the Easter period and in the Summer. It's the prefect place for a budget city break in Cambridge. There are a variety of beautiful gardens in Cambridge that guests can visit.

Planning a budget city break in Cambridge

A city break is a wonderful way to escape for a few days. It’s easy to plan an affordable getaway, with great food, culture, and sights, and the perfect way to escape the stress of everyday life. Read on for our top planning tips!

Finding the best deal

You will probably have dates in mind but it’s always handy to be flexible. Websites like and Expedia are useful in helping you find a budget city break and list a range of options. Make a note of any good deals so you can look back and assess what’s best.

It’s also worth considering booking accommodation directly as some places may offer a discount.

We all like to read the reviews and it’s handy to see what previous guests say, so take time out to have a read and work out if the accommodation is right for you. Friends and family may also have some great suggestions on how to save some pennies along the way.

  • Top tip – Think about how what you want to spend your money. If you are a foodie, perhaps try and visit some free galleries or museums and leave most of your budget for food.

Explore cities by bike

Biking is a fantastic way to see the sites on a budget city break in Cambridge, and as a bonus it’s great for your fitness. You don’t have to worry about timetables, and you can often find many local hidden gems along the way.

Most cities will have places where you can hire bikes for a small payment, so it doesn’t have to break the bank. If you are planning a budget city break in Cambridge –  City Cycle Hire can help with bike hire.

Get your walking shoes on

Walking is a charming way to explore Cambridge. Just make sure you have decent walking shoes to get from A-B. It’s also a great way to get your recommended 10,000 steps in as well as the perfect excuse to stop off at a local restaurant along the way.

Many cities like Cambridge are designed for walkers with pedestrianized parts of the city centre, just watch out for the bikes!

What’s going on – Free activities

It’s always worth taking a look at what’s on in the area and if there are any free activities you can join. Music festivals, art galleries, and museum exhibitions are often free throughout the year for residents and guests. The local Tourist Information website should be able to help with this and can tell you what’s on to help you plan your budget city break in Cambridge.

Top Tip – Keep an eye on any places you may want to visit on social media in case they have any exclusive deals or offers.

Breakfast the most important meal of the day

The smell of a bacon and eggs breakfast can be extremely tempting in the morning, so consider booking somewhere which gives you the option of a cooked or continental breakfast. Eating a good breakfast means you will have energy for the day ahead, which is especially important on a city break.

Eating out

Eating out doesn’t have to be expensive. The main streets/ square tend to be a bit more pricey, so do your research and see if you can find any eateries along the side streets which might help save some money. Cambridge has a vast array of green spaces, so why not take the opportunity to have a picnic and watch the world go by?

Top tip  – Refill your water bottle before you head out to save on buying costly drinks.

Safety on a budget city break in Cambridge

Whether you are on a budget or not it’s always handy to have a look at how safe a city is and read about experiences others have had. Cities like Cambridge, Oxford, and Bournemouth have purple flag status. Purple Flag towns and cities have shown that they are well-managed and offer a safe, vibrant, appealing positive experience to customers and visitors.

Top tip – Put away a little each month before your trip to help build your spending pot.

City breaks don’t have to cost a fortune, so start planning your next adventure for 2023.

Christ’s College Accommodation

Christ’s College is the perfect location to stay in whilst visiting Cambridge. The College is close to the Grande Arcade, as well as being a short stroll from the historic market square, Kings College Chapel, Fitzwilliam Museum, and the River Cam.

Our Cambridge accommodation rooms are affordable and clean and many have an en-suite bathroom. As a guest of the College, you are welcome to explore the beautiful grounds which are steeped in history.

Our dedicated team of staff recently won a Gold Bid Award for Best Overall Customer Experience 2022, so you can be sure of a warm welcome.

To find out more about the Bed and Breakfast accommodation we offer visit


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