Cambridge is a thriving university city and a world-renowned centre of academic excellence. It is a successful innovation cluster, comprising several multi-billion companies and numerous smaller enterprises and start-ups. The city has a long history of science, with alumni including Newton, Babbage, Darwin, Watson and Crick, Rutherford and Turing.
Cambridge is a beautiful place at any time of the year. The city is characterised by the magificent buildings of the old University colleges, and is surrounded by green spaces and parks. Cycling is popular here as is punting on the river Cam, which winds right through the city centre. There are many museums, pubs and restaurants and interesting independent shops to explore.