A prestigious centre of education and home to some of England's finest architecture, art galleries and historic museums, Cambridge has much to offer. Serviced apartments in Cambridge only makes seeing it all that much easier.
Cambridge is amongst the most popular places to visit in the UK, meaning accommodation options are, as expected, numerous. When it comes to choosing your own accommodation though, serviced apartments in Cambridge are the ideal choice.
They accommodate for any visitor, staying for either the long or short-term. They can come with everything you would expect from a ‘home away from home’ too. This includes fully equipped kitchens, en-suite rooms, free parking, spacious living areas, washing facilities and much more.
Better yet, SITU can source you Cambridge apartments that make perfect sense for your travel arrangements. Conveniently located, our range of Cambridge accommodation ensures that you are never too far from whichever attractions you would like to visit. There are so many great quality options available too meaning you can only expect an effortless serviced accommodation booking experience.
Cambridge is in eastern England, just over sixty miles north of the capital and within the county of Cambridgeshire. The Cambridge population of around 130,000 belong to what is known as Cambridgeshire’s ‘county town’.
However, some may know the city mainly for the famous University of Cambridge. Not only is it the fourth oldest institution globally, but it is also ranks in the top three best performing universities in the world.
Although Cambridge welcomes around seven million tourists each year, because the city is so flat, Cambridge has a high level of cycle use, meaning that car pollution and congestion is not that high. There is a wealth of cycle hire shops available, particularly in the heart of the city. Furthermore, the city has over 80 miles of cycle lanes and routes to explore.
There are also other modes of transport to use though. Central Cambridge has five Park & Ride sites available and buses provide excellent access to all areas of the city. There’s even a local and reliable car hire system too.
Despite having a population of a little over 120,000, Cambridge still welcomes about 5.3 million tourist visitors each year. It is clear over the last decade that the city has become a regular destination for business travellers requiring corporate accommodation.
Moreover, the city has made an effort to showcase how it has become a first-class business and leisure destination. As a result, visitors are now more inclined to extend their stay in Cambridge apartments.
It’s no shock then that tourism is a key economic driver for Cambridge. After all, it contributes around £583 million to the local economy. This sector has played a huge role in Cambridge’s continued economic growth. In fact, the Cambridge economy is rising by over 2% year on year, making it one of the UK's fastest-growing.
Businesses have taken advantage too. Major companies with headquarters in the city such as Quixant, Amino Technologies and Horizon Discovery Group are amongst the many companies across all of Cambridgeshire to record significant annual turnover and profit increases.
Perhaps the most attractive reason to invest in the city though is the multi-billion pound University of Cambridge. Its economic qualities such as these which encourages leading international companies to base themselves at the likes of the Cambridge Business Park or the Future Business Centre Cambridge.
This is why short term lets in Cambridge are popular too. Reasonably priced and conveniently located, they ensure business trips to the city are hassle-free.
The Cambridgeshire county town prides itself as a city rich with history and heritage. Centuries ago the Romans were responsible for the first buildings to be built in Cambridge. They used the city as a convenient crossing point over the River Cam. It was this bridge over the river which many believe gave the city its name.
The Danes, Anglo-Saxons and Normans then all took turns in occupying the land. They helped to build a history that was long, but also similar to the average English town. It wasn’t until 1951 that Cambridge actually became a city.
Nowadays, Cambridge takes pride in having one of the highest concentrations of preserved historic buildings in the country. Beauty centres around the 800-year-old university and its thirty-one colleges. It was in 1284 that the first Cambridge College, Peterhouse, was founded. Worth visiting too are the beautiful St. Mary the Great Church and the Round Church. These great historic sites were built in the 15th and 11th century, respectively.
To learn more about the history of Cambridge you should visit one of the many Cambridge museums. The Fitzwilliam Museum, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, the Museum of Zoology, you name it, this city has so much to choose from which it comes to learning more about national and local history.
Despite the city’s medieval character, once you visit Cambridge, you’ll realise the city is also very modern. An example of this is the Cambridge shopping centre. The Grand Arcade is home to over sixty different high-end brands and is widely seen as the go-to retail destination in the region, right in the heart of the city centre. Much of our fully-equipped Cambridge apartments are ideally located near this shopping centre as well.
Got a free evening too and wondering what to do in Cambridge? Why not visit one of the best Cambridge attractions, the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Also in the Grand Arcade, this concert venue is one of the UK’s most popular, playing host to many globally-known artists and performers.
Of course though the city of Cambridge does have its own older, more traditional attractions and events too. The Midsummer Fair and the famous Cambridge Folk Festival take place throughout the year whilst the punting on the River Cam is another experience which provides the perfect opportunity to view Cambridge's most picturesque buildings. Or, there’s the stunning forty-acre Cambridge Gardens, also known as the University Botanic Gardens.
Each of these sites and experiences gives an insight into how Cambridge is, culturally and scenically different from the rest of the UK. The only way to truly make the most of a trip here though is to stay in luxury Cambridge accommodation.
Cambridge City Airport is seen as a gateway into one of the UK’s most famous cities. Based on the eastern outskirts, this regional airport is often utilised by those who have planned corporate stays in Cambridge.
The nearest international airports to Cambridge are London Luton and London Stansted both around forty miles south of the city. We have Cambridge accommodation available close to these airports, to ensure your journey to-and-from is never too long.
Owned by Greater Anglia, Cambridge railway station is the main station in the city, based along Station Road. It is joined by Cambridge North, which also acts as terminus stations on the West Anglia Main Line.
Preceding and following stations on multiple train lines include Shelford, Royston, Foxton, Whittlesford Parkway, Dullingham and Cambourne.
As the city centre can get be too busy to drive through, buses are a good alternative to get around Cambridge. The Park and Ride is popular amongst visitors and the Citi Bus network is handy, offering night services on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information on Cambridge’s bus network be sure to visit the Visit Cambridge website.
Corporate visitors to the area can appreciate having a choice of short term lets in Cambridge which are near bus routes and stops that suit them and their commute.