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The 5 Best Serviced Apartments for Your Trip to Cambridge: Perfect for Couples, Groups, Families & Friends

Claiming to have one of the UK’s highest concentrations of preserved historic buildings, Cambridge is renowned for the fairy-tale architecture that lines its quaint, cobbled streets. Home to one of the country’s most prestigious universities, Cambridge was also once the stomping ground of many prolific literary and academic figures and is thus a town boasting a rich cultural tapestry.  These, among many other things, make Cambridge a hugely popular tourist destination – the ninth most popular city in Britain – and one of our top enquired about locations. Read on to discover some of the best serviced apartments in Cambridge for any kind of guest, handpicked from our ever-growing portfolio.

1. Park House Duplex Apartments

Private gates of Park House Duplex Apartments
Park House Duplex Apartments each have their very own private gated entrance

Tucked away just north of the city centre, Park House Duplex Apartments are some of the best apartments in Cambridge for outdoorsy guests wanting to explore the stunning natural beauty that surrounds the historic city. Take a picnic up to Milton County Park, or walk down to the River Cam and wander along its picturesque banks, past Ditton Meadows and Stourbridge Common and all the way into town. End your walk with an evening pint and some dinner from your pick of the plentiful eateries on offer: The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill is perfect for meat lovers, while Las Iguanas has a tasty selection of veggie options. These duplex one-bedroom apartments make up a row of self-sufficient, new-build terrace properties, each with their own private gated entrance and furnished patio. Bright and modern, each apartment features a contemporary open-plan living space, complete with stylishly minimal décor.

2. Vesta Cambridge Apartments

Bright living area of Vesta Cambridge Apartments
The spacious and modern Vesta Cambridge Apartments offer homely retreats for relaxing evenings with loved ones

Perfect for a couples’ getaway, Vesta Cambridge Apartments offer a stylish, contemporary hideout just over a twenty-minute walk from the city centre. Have a lazy morning then wander over to Cambridge University Botanic Garden for a romantic stroll around the collection of more than 8,000 plant species. Put your team puzzle-solving skills to the test at Cambridge Escape Rooms then head into town for a drink to celebrate your success or to strategise for your next attempt. With one and two-bedroom apartments on offer, Vesta Cambridge Apartments are ideal for some romantic alone time or for a double date weekend away.

3. The River Cam Place

The vibrant living area of the River Cam Place with sofas and fireplace
The cosy living area at The River Cam Place, with a fireplace and large TV, is ideal for a movie night with friends

Although not strictly an apartment, The River Cam Place is a stunning six-bedroom serviced house that can comfortably sleep twelve guests; ideal for a big group of friends. Head over to the river and split into teams to see who can navigate a punting boat with the most finesse, then relax on Jesus Green and Midsummer Common with a picnic at dusk. The Cambridge Brew House is the perfect place to kick back and relax with a pint from its very own on-site micro-brewery. A delicious menu of sharing tapas and classic pub grub, HD TV screens for all the big games and regular themed parties – Pay Day Party, All You Can Eat Pancakes and Anti Valentines to name a few – will make you wish this was your local. The River Cam Place effortlessly complements its traditional yet contemporary city backdrop; with dashes of vibrant soft furnishings assorted with authentic fireplaces and exposed brick walls.

4. Flamsteed Duplex Apartment

Flamsteed Duplex Apartment living room with patio door
The bright living area at Flamsteed Duplex Apartment looks out over its own private furnished patio

Nestled in a quiet residential area just over a ten-minute walk from the city’s main train station, Flamsteed Duplex Apartment is the perfect accommodation option in Cambridge for a family getaway. Just a short walk away from Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge, the entire family can be kept entertained for an afternoon of indoor activities for all ages and ability. In the evening, a varied range of restaurants awaits just around the corner for inevitably ravenous tummies. This apartment boasts a spacious, open-plan living area complete with a Smart TV and Netflix for a family movie night and Sonos surround-sound system with Spotify for a relaxing hour or so after the kids have gone to bed.

5. Newmarket Road Apartment

Dinner table in living room at Newmarket Road Apartment
Cook in your fully equipped kitchen and invite some friends over for dinner after a day exploring the city

This cosy one-bedroom apartment is the perfect escape after a busy day exploring the wonders of the city. Cambridge is a pretty small town so is best navigated by bike; hire your very own and explore the town, hopping off anywhere, anytime to venture on foot. For art enthusiasts, or any guest wanting to get cultural, Kettle’s Yard is up there with the quirkiest museums you can visit. Housed in the cosy home of the collection’s original owners, find works by the likes of Joan Mirò and get involved with one of the many available workshops from poetry to drawing. Newmarket Road Apartment is ideal for a couple’s getaway or solo traveller’s trip; neatly compact and undeniably homely: with an attic-feel open-plan design and vintage map wall mural.

Cambridge is guaranteed to become one of your favourite city breaks; packed full of tradition, heritage and architectural delight, as well as a great selection of contemporary shopping and dining options. Armed with this handpicked list of serviced apartments in Cambridge for any kind of trip, you’ll want to come back to the city with Citybase again and again.

Lydia Rowles

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