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Christ’s College in common with some of its neighbours opened its library to the public to mark Heritage Open Days 2018 and in which it staged an exhibition of books and manuscripts from its collection celebrating myths and magic. Visitors followed a carefully signposted past...More
Managed to get a good look round, with hounds in tow, before an eagle eyed security guard sidled up and respectfully pointed out that pooches are not permitted (there's a miniscule sign on the notice board in the entrance area that we'd have needed a...More
Christ's College is one of the few colleges that is free to walk around both the extensive grounds and the chapel, there is even a free leaflet in the reception area explaining the different area of the gardens and grounds. It is open from 9am...More
Simple but clean room, every day you can get new towels, soap etc. is supplemented. Breakfast in the old hall was a party. A visit to the library, only open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, is very nice. And the people who worked in the porter's...More
On seeing the pictures the thought of staying at a Cambridge college seems different, and so it was, basically staying in out of term student accommodation. The price at £97 seemed good value in the city centre but there is reason for that, No TV...More
Though the college is beautiful, the rooms they rent out are in a hideous building called the "typewriter" hidden in the back. The concrete monstrosity was built by some sadistic architect and looks like a mash up of a Mayan Temple and the Cabinet of...More
Martin S, General Manager at Christ's College, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018
Sir Denys Lasdun built the "typewriter" building in the landscape form of a cruise liner. His brutalist approach to architecture quite often divides opinion. You are correct we have no lifts and that the rooms are set at the back of the College. Most enjoy...More
This college has a number of very beautiful courts, and gardens where the visitors can take a walk. In the new court there is a surprise. You meet a bronze statue of a young man. It is Charles Darwin. He is always pictured as an...More
If you want to stay in Cambridge, look no further than Christ's College. Just heaven!
It is a total oasis with stunning grounds and so brilliantly situated for sightseeing, shops, the river and punting station.
The rooms are modern, clean, spacious and bright and so...More