Whether you are moving to Cambridge as a student or as a family, here is a guide put at your disposal by removals specialist Van Man in London
Typical price to buy a 4 bedroomed detached house
£400,000 – £600,000
or rent a 2 bedroomed apartment/house
£700 – £900 per month
Girton, Histon, Fulbourn, Comberton, Harston, Haslingfield, Waterbeach, Oakington-Longstanton, Glinton, Bottisham
Railway: to and from London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street with a journey time of between an hour and one hour twenty minutes.
Road: M11, A14, A428, A1303
Nearest airport: London Stansted
Other than being known as a world-famous university town, Cambridge is undergoing a construction boom to allow some extra room for more and more London commuters to move to, as well as a lot of newcomers, thanks to the highly successful hi-tech industry, which has been creating many jobs over the last few years. Though some might say this is a bit of an architectural downside, there have never been any plans to alter the historical charm of the town itself, and the centre, mostly owned by the powerful colleges, is likely to remain the same for many, many years to come.
This, of course, does not mean that Cambridge is living in the past: on the contrary! Very well connected, the town is only 20 minutes away from Stansted thanks to the M11, and 50 minutes on the Express from London King’s Cross, with a train leaving every half hour.
As one would expect, one of Cambridge’s main features are its outstanding schools. Of course, there is the University, but Primary schools such as Spinney or Milton Road are considered excellent, and Parkside Community is one of the best secondaries.
As for leisure, Cambridge also has plenty to offer. A walk along the Cam is one of the best ways to spend a sunny spring or summer afternoon, and you can even have a picnic or a swim! The university also organises a wide range of free events. Being a very compact town, Cambridge is the perfect place for a shopping outing. Many interesting restaurants offer Mediterranean, Bistro or vegetarian cuisine and you will be able to find numerous pubs and bars along Castle Street, Bateman Street, Castle Hill, Bridge Street or Kingston Street.
For your cultural entertainment, Cambridge has a few museums and galleries, among which the famous Fitzwilliam Museum, described as “the finest small museum in Europe”, which really is saying a lot, and the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences… And, evidently, the colleges and university themselves are worth visiting!
Naturally, Cambridge also features many sports and leisure amenities, and some of the favourite sports there are American Football and recreational activities such as walking and cycling. And one cannot talk about sports in Cambridge without mentioning the “Oxbridge” yearly boat race, expressing all the rivalry between the two universities.
Whether you are planning on moving to Cambridge for the time of your studies or settling there with your family, it is a lovely place to be, both safe and lively, and it truly has something for everyone.
Whether you are moving to Cambridge as a student or as a family, you will need reliable removals specialists to help you organise the practical aspects of your move. Van Man in London and their crew know the area very well and offer professional and affordable services for removals all over the south east of England.
Make sure your move to Cambridge goes well by calling on professionals who will handle your furniture and personal effects in a respectful manner, ensuring everything reaches its destination in the best conditions possible. And that is exactly what Van Man in London has to offer.