Local guide

A Student’s Guide to Cambridge

Anglia House is ideally located within a short walk of everything you could possibly want or need in Cambridge. Perfect for students from both universities, with good access to the city centre, these flats give you the opportunity to combine studying with the incredible experiences that this stunning university town has to offer.

cambridge university

University of Cambridge

8 minute bike ride from Anglia House

If you're smart enough to be studying at Cambridge, we salute you! At Anglia House, you'll be just an 8 minute cycle away from uni campus.

Anglia Ruskin

Anglia Ruskin University

14 minute walk from Anglia House

Studying at Anglia Ruskin? It's only a short stroll away meaning you'll never be late for your morning lectures.

Faculty of Law University of Cambridge

Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

12 minute bike ride from Anglia House

The Faculty of Law is one of the oldest and finest law schools in the world and is known for its cutting-edge research and high standards of teaching.

River Cam

River Cam

5 minute walk from Anglia House

Your time in Cambridge wouldn't be complete without a trip down the river Cam! 'Let's Go Punting' is a short walk away!

folk museum

Folk Museum

28 minute walk from Anglia House

This quaint museum set in a 17th century timber framed coach house is definitely worth a visit.

Whipple Museum

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

15 minute bus ride from Anglia House

Into your science? The Whipple Museum is home to a vast collection of scientific instruments and apparatus from throughout the centuries.

Fitzwilliam Museum

10 minute cycle from Anglia House

One of the most iconic buildings on the Cambridge skyline and home to an impressive collection of art and antiquities dating from 2500BC to modern day.

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Kettle's Yard

Under half an hour's walk from Anglia House

Another for the art lovers - Kettle's Yard is a private art gallery in the setting of a gloriously designed cottage.

Cambridge museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

8 minute bike ride from Anglia House

Discover a vast collection of fascinating artifacts made by humans from around the world from across the ages.

cambridge botanical garden

Cambridge university Botanic Garden

24 minute bus ride from Anglia House

Explore 40 acres of beautiful gardens and discover plants from around the world. The gardens host a range of events throughout the year!



8 minute cycle from Anglia House

Explore the 2.1 hectares of idyllic haven and enjoy the local nature: birds, newts, frogs and dragonflies!

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Cambridge Arts Theatre

14 minute bus ride from Anglia House

Feeling cultured? Head to the Arts Theatre to enjoy a varied mix of dramatic performances.

Grand Arcade

13 minute bus ride from Anglia House

Cambridge's luxury shopping destination boasting three floors of fashion, beauty, home, tech and food retailers.

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The Grafton Centre

10 minute walk from Anglia House

Shop, dine, meet up with friends or even go to the onsite cinema at The Grafton Centre.

lion yard

Lion Yard

12 minute bus ride from Anglia House

The Lion Yard is an undercover shopping store in the heart of Cambridge with an array of high street shops.

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Tesco Superstore

7 minute walk from Anglia House

This Tesco superstore on Newmarket road is just a stone's throw away from Anglia House meaning easy access to late night snacks and study fuel.

Cambridge is renowned for its universities, and rightly so! If you’re lucky enough to be studying here, you will find endless sources of inspiration for your studies. After all, some of the world’s greatest academics were educated here, so the city’s historic wealth of wisdom is bound to be intoxicating! But Cambridge has more to offer its students than just an outstanding degree…

An abundance of rich architectural history lies on every street, with buildings such as St. Bene’t’s church dating back to around 1000AD. Charm exudes from every building and passageway, the same buildings and passageways walked by Coleridge and Plath, Hawking and Turing; just walking around Cambridge is enough to make you feel smarter!

Along the banks of the river, you will spot first-time punters zig-zagging clumsily down the Cam through wisps of weeping willows. Across the bank, regal spikes of grand scale classical buildings dominate the landscape, intercepted only by ancient courtyards, tranquil gardens and dotted meadows – the perfect spots for an afternoon of studying in the summer months.

With its quirky coffee spots and alleyways busied by bicycles and braniacs, Cambridge is a city that appeals to the heart as much as the head.

Anglia House is located within a 15 minute walk from Anglia Ruskin and a 15 minute bus ride from the main University of Cambridge campus and the city centre, so no matter where you’re studying, you’ll find that it’s a fantastic choice!


Some of the most famous actors and actresses have come out of Cambridge, including John Cleese, Sue Perkins, Emma Thompson and Robert Webb! Theatre buffs will not be disappointed with the selection of theatre available, from the prestigious ADC Theatre, the comedy, music, ballet and classical concerts at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, lively regional performances at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, and just a mile out of the city centre, Cambridge Junction offers a regular line-up of famous names!


Love your food? You’ll love Cambridge! With a good selection of high street restaurants, including Côte, Bella Italia, Byron Burgers and Café Rouge, there is so much to offer! But it is the independent venues in Cambridge that make it unique. Be sure to check out the likes of Thanh Binh for an oriental taste, La Margherita for the pizza lovers and La Galleria where you can sit and enjoy a view of the River Cam. For spectacular views over Cambridge, why not visit The Varsity Hotel roof top terrace?


Set yourself at the height of sophistication in The Hidden Rooms, the bar with its own set of rules. Fancy a quick pint? Head to Empress, voted Cambridge’s pub of the Year in 2010! You can join in the popular pub quiz every Tuesday and kick back in the beer garden in summer (complete with a sty and three miniature pigs!) If you’re in it for the long haul and need to let loose between semesters, head to Fez for the classic student night experience!


Kick-start your student life in Cambridge by getting your accommodation done and dusted in good time. We’ll soon be ready to take online bookings for 18/19, so please keep checking back! University in Cambridge not for you after all? Take a look at all of our other student residences across major UK cities, including London, Edinburgh and Cardiff.