Cambridge Specialty Shops, Cambridge (Self Guided)

Cambridge is a famous English city and thus offers some of the greatest shopping opportunities in England. In the heart of the town, tourists will discover a wide range of small shops and boutiques, as well as some large shopping centers and the well-known Market Square. Explore the specialty shops of Cambridge today.
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Cambridge Specialty Shops Map

Guide Name: Cambridge Specialty Shops
Guide Location: England » Cambridge (See other walking tours in Cambridge)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 km
Author: sylvia
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Cambridge University Press Shop

1) Cambridge University Press Shop

The Cambridge University Press Bookshop is an antique bookseller that has been in operation since 1581. In 1992, the oldest publisher and printer in the world took over the site. The store features outstanding academic and educational selections, stocked in the gigantic bookshop with other new and used books, guidebooks, and maps.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
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Ryder & Amies

2) Ryder & Amies

Ryder & Amies is a pleasant shop in the heart of Cambridge. Established over 100 years ago by the Amies family, the store is the main outfitter for the University of Cambridge. Ryder & Amies manufactures and embroiders many goods of original designs for different institutions, both local and foreign.

Operation hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 6 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
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Indigo Coffee House

3) Indigo Coffee House

The Indigo Coffee House is a cute and popular coffee shop situated in the center of Cambridge University, near King's Parade. Indigo was here long before other well-known coffee houses moved in. The warm and friendly environment attracts both locals and tourists alike, as they enjoy coffee, espresso, or hot chocolate along with home made cakes and other light snacks.
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Jim Garrahys‎

4) Jim Garrahys‎

Jim Garrahys is a wonderful fudge kitchen on the busiest street in Cambridge. Garrahys supplies some of the finest and unique fudge, as the wide variety of delicious flavors (about 50 variations) of the fudge is handmade into thick slices on a recipe that dates back to 1850.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Primavera

5) Primavera

Primavera Gallery is situated in the heart of Cambridge, opposite of King's College. The gallery opened in 2001 and was established by a man named Jeremy Waller, a collector of British art and antiques. The gallery and shop present some of the finest art and crafts in Britain.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cambridge Wine Merchants

6) Cambridge Wine Merchants

Cambridge Wine Merchants is a specialty shop and winery at King's Parade. Cambridge Wine Merchants sell an enormous range of alcoholic products, including fine wines, whiskey, and the best Dessert wines in the region. The quality of products is impeccable, selection very diverse, and the customer service is of high quality.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 8 pm

Walking Tours in Cambridge, England

Create Your Own Walk in Cambridge

Create Your Own Walk in Cambridge

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cambridge is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Tour of Cambridge

Religious Tour of Cambridge

Cambridge is a welcoming place with warm and authentic people. There are many places of worship in the area, all of which offer the chance to celebrate your own personal beliefs. like: Travel along the streets of Cambridge and discover many of the city's most famous churches and chapels.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Set along the banks of the River Cam in eastern England, the city of Cambridge is famed worldwide as the home of one of the world's most prestigious and oldest learning institutions, the University of Cambridge. Indeed, the University makes up the bulk of the local sights, including the affiliated colleges themselves, such as King’s College renowned for its choir and Gothic chapel,...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Art Galleries in Cambridge

Art Galleries in Cambridge

Cambridge is a famous English town, and with that comes a fantastic heritage. Art galleries and museums help share, spread, and preserve that heritage. Inside Cambridge art galleries, visitors will cherish phenomenal paintings, sculptures, handmade prints, and crafts.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
The Colleges of Cambridge University

The Colleges of Cambridge University

Cambridge is famous for the University of Cambridge, the second oldest institution in England and the leading one in Europe. The collegiate university is made up of 31 self-governing and independent colleges. The university grounds are also beautifully decorated with lush lawns and terrific Gothic architecture. Here are some of the most prestigious colleges on campus.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Museums in Cambridge

Museums in Cambridge

The city of Cambridge prides itself on the famous museums that collect and preserve objects of cultural, historical, artistic, and scientific value. The special collections and exhibits are available for public viewing and serve as the primary way to learn and experience the historical traditions of this fine city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Cambridge Nightlife

Cambridge Nightlife

Cambridge is an exciting city, compact and easy to get around, which ultimately makes it ideal for a terrific nightlife. When the sun goes down, the city begins to relax. Cambridge features an abundance of pubs, clubs, live-music venues, restaurants, and cinemas for your relaxation and enjoyment.

Tour Duration: 0 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cambridge for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cambridge has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cambridge, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.