Experiencing the very best of your staycation shouldn’t just be your mission during daylight hours. After dark, you can discover a completely different side to your chosen destination and my, does Cambridge offer so much to do and see.
With an eclectic mix of bars, clubs and other venues, Cambridge is no doubt a great place to party whether you want to enjoy a big night out or a quick nightcap after a long day on the tourist trail. Cambridge’s small but thriving nightlife scene is renowned, and better yet, haunts are in close proximity to one another so there’s no busting the budget on taxis.
In this blog post, we reveal the best places to visit after dark so you can experience city nightlife, Cambridge style.
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Indulge your inner thespian with a night at Cambridge Arts Theatre. The theatre has a jam packed show calendar just waiting to be explored. Its small and intimate vibe is also a rare treat, especially when compared with bigger theatres and more mainstream productions.
The unofficial jewel in the crown of the city’s theatre scene, Cambridge Arts gives you the chance to enjoy a wonderful space, a cutting edge show, and lots of history at a venue that’s held in high esteem by some of the acting world’s greatest talents.
If jazz and great cocktails is your idea of the perfect evening out, then Hidden Rooms on Jesus Lane is the perfect place to start and end your night as well as enjoy an extra luxurious stay in Cambridge.
Hidden Rooms was recently named one of the city’s best bars, we’ll let DesignMyNight explain why:
“Established in 2009, ‘Hidden Rooms’ is located in the heart of Cambridge, in an impressive former Victorian Roman Baths, designed in 1863 by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt. Situated in the basement, they share this beautiful grade II listed, neo-classical building with the famous Cambridge University Pitt Club. Passionate about drinks and proud of their independence; they demonstrate a level of commitment and customer care, that chain-operated venues simply cannot achieve.”
You can take a little piece of Hidden Rooms home with you too by attending one of their world-class cocktail making classes.
For a laugh a minute, why not check out a comedy act at Cambridge Junction during your staycation? From 20th June onwards, they’re hosting a number of comedy acts at the venue, as well as the 14th annual Cambridge Comedy Festival off-site in nearby Abbots Ripton.
The venue is also a great place to experience music, club nights, family friendly events, theatre and dance, meaning there’s plenty to enjoy after dark all under one roof.
Whilst Covid-19 restrictions have prevented Lola Lo from hosting their usual, renowned themed club nights, they are now officially putting the holiday into staying on home turf.
Their outdoor sunset sessions make the most of their great venue, with Lola Lo’s open air roof terrace the perfect place to let your hair down and experience some serious summer vibes in the heart of Cambridge.
Cambridge Escape Rooms
Experience Cambridge by night and test your mettle with the ultimate escape room experience. The Cambridge Escape Rooms is even offering outdoor, self-guided games to ensure they tick all the social distancing boxes and give players an enjoyable yet challenging night out.
Black Shuck Cambridge Ghost Tours
Explore Cambridge’s supernatural side with an unforgettable night out with Black Shuck Cambridge Ghost Tours. It’s an award winning experience that’s bound to give you the heebie-jeebies, and its tours provide terrifying insights into Cambridge’s links with mystery, magic and murder!
During your tour, you’ll explore the buildings of University of Cambridge, houses, hostels, pubs and bookshops, all of which have chilling pasts.
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