Riverside walk on Quayside
When you come into Cambridge, Riverside Walk on Quayside is the one of the first instragrammable location you’ll stumble upon as this is the main entrance into Cambridge. Riverside walk on Quayside has a great buzz about it and that’s why it’s the spot for tourists and locals to meet up. This busy location, boast a unique presence which is great for photos, especially when standing on the Bridge looking over the River Cam & Magdalene College which was once where author C.S Lewis taught as a fellow for nearly 30 years. Quayside is also home to Punting companies, and marks the start of the tours around Cambridge on the River Cam. Taking a shot here will definitely capture the character Cambridge has!
Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs located at St John’s College is one of the most famous spots to visit and Instagram so we highly recommend visiting and taking a shot here as it will a stunning addition to your Instagram page. You must be questioning “Why is it named The Bridge of Sighs?”, well the Bridge was named after the covered bridge in Venice, which is where prisoners use to sigh as they were being transported to their cells. The Bridge of Sighs has its own unique touch and character to it compared to the Venice bridge. We suggest going on a punting tour as this is one of the places you’ll be punting under, so taking a shot from this low down angle would really make your post stand out.
Mathematical Bridge (Queens College)
As you approach The famous Mathematical Bridge designed by William Etheridge from Queens College, be sure to stop and take a shot of this Bridge as it holds a lot of detail, elegance and gives your Instagram post an historical feel to it. Being built is 1749, it shows that the design behind this build is very well thought of by a mathematical genius with it still holding up strong, especially with it being made out of wood. You can either take a shot from Silver Street or if you want a more interesting shot, try taking a photo from inside Queens College which you could enter from Queens Lane (entry may be free).
Portugal Place is a quiet little street only minutes-walk from the hustle and bustle of the central Cambridge. This little street connects Jesus Green and Bridge street, so catches the eye of many first time visitors for it’s beautiful yet quirky appearance.
The houses here are mostly three-storey with very vintage bay windows, the perfect picture for a candid Instagram shot! Be sure to look out for number 17, this house is certainly a hit with the people of Instagram! A unique and vintage look with a fashionable pink bicycle outside contrasting with hanging baskets make for a great snap. Search #PortugalPlace on Instagram, you’ll be sure to see it.
Founded in 1326, Clare College has been known as the forward thinking. Not a bad term to be known by hey? This particular college was the first of the Oxford and Cambridge foundations to provide for a Master, Fellows and Scholars in a singular community.
It’s only a stones-throw from Trinity Hall and minutes from other great locations such as Green Street and the Cambridge Corn Exchange. You can expect to get some great shots of this college at dawn or dusk as it is significantly quieter at these points. You might even be lucky enough to have a red sky backdrop if you come at the right time!
If the front of the building isn’t striking enough, then we don’t know what is! Dominating the view on Trumpington Street, this museum houses five different departments of interesting pieces of history. Antiquities, Applied Arts; Coins and Medals; Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Together, these cover antiquities from various ancient eras. Egypt, Nubia, Green and Rome.
You can be sure to get some fantastic photographs inside the Fitzwilliam Museum as long as it’s for personal use, luckily, they’re one of the few museums in Cambridge that allow for pictures to be taken inside (providing you don’t use flash).