You’re in Cambridge; let the hen party begin! There’s no better way to celebrate a hen weekend than to hit Cambridge for hen shopping in its relaxing but one of a kind historic marketplace.
With the entire Cambridge hen partying going on, driving around is probably not your best bet; which is actually okay since driving through Cambridge can be a real hassle. Bicycles are easily acquired but should be locked up tight; bike thievery runs rampant! Busing isn’t something you’ll need to worry about because the city is small enough to walk through. Be careful, however, of the hen parties that did rent bicycles; they are allowed to drive where pedestrians walk.
Must see / must do:
• Take in a Shakespearean play in the outdoors, that is if weather permitting it.
• The Corn Exchange: perfect for a Cambridge Hen Party. With both comedy and music available, you’ll be rolling in the aisles and dancing in the streets.
• Punting Tours: who can resist the lure of a lazy float down the river? After your first night out, rest and relax as your very own chauffeur punt guide does the touring for you.
• Museum’s and Art Galleries: fully realizing that a Cambridge Hen Weekend may not be filled with culture and religion, it would still be a shame to miss out on all that the area’s art galleries and museums have to offer.
• Ghost Tours: my favorite! Scare the eggs right out of all your hen party-ers on a guided tour through the creepiest, spookiest parts of town. If those dancing feet have spent too much time in those ‘to die for shoes’ you picked up at Grafton Centre, these tours have the option of either walking or punting.
History and culture:
Though not vital to the Cambridge Hen Night life, the area’s historical and cultural background is worth noting. Even before the Roman Empire, people had settled in Cambridge. Fitzwilliam College actually boasts a 3500 year old farmstead! The Romans, at around 40 AD, claimed Cambridge as their own but called it Duroliponte. Between 875 and 1025 the Vikings and Saxons both inhabited the region (respectively). Castle hill is named for the castle erected by William of Normandy in 1068 and in 1284 students formed the first university, Peterhouse, which to this day still exists in Cambridge. In 1962 Cambridge finally came up with something that hen party-ers cannot resist (nor should they); Bardwell Court. This drummer street shopping arcade was the first of its kind. Though it no longer survives, it set the precedent for shopping centers throughout Cambridge.
Ah, Cambridge Hen Nights… The mere thought makes me giddy. Since Cambridge holds far too many experiences to be covered during the day, your nights will have to be filled with clubs and restaurants alike; when not staying at one of Cambridge’s cozy bed and breakfasts or luxurious hotels, that is. Cambridge Hen Parties of 21 years and older can let their hair down at All Bar One, on Andrews Street or pop on over to Market Passage and spend some time at B Bar. Club 22, Club Salsa and the Fez Club should keep you busy until hen night turns into hen day.
Eating & Drinking:
Not that you didn’t do enough drinking last night at Club Salsa, but Cambridge Hen Weekend would not be complete without eating and drinking your way through town. With all the choices of restaurants and cuisines you’ll need to stay a few extra days just to taste everything. Fish and chips, pizza, cappuccino, pints, and more can be found while strolling the streets of Cambridge. If you’re looking more for a sit down dinner (oh my aching feet), no problem. There are no less than 136 restaurants making it an impossibility to not find what you’re looking for; you’ll be spoilt for choice! Every cuisine imaginable can be found no matter what your taste or your budget; which is good news, because after your big meal you’re going to need a little extra cash to go back to Club 22 to spend just one last Hen Night in Cambridge.