I had the pleasure of getting to spend one day in Cambridge last year. A friend told me to check out the market square and it ended up being one of my favorite places I visited during my first trip across the pond.
My roommate from college was on this trip with me and we had decided to explore Cambridge on foot. It is a wonderful place to do so, around every corner is something to admire, We both lit up when we approached the market. The vibrant colors and wonderful fragrances of warm bread, fresh flowers and fresh produce welcomed us as we entered the colorful tents. We did a quick walk through and decided we would come back here to eat lunch and do some more shopping after we explored more of Cambridge.
There is plenty to see in Cambridge and you don't have to spend much to do so. Great St. Mary's Church, The Michaelhouse Centre, and the Cambridge Arts Theater are all just a few blocks away. Not to mention the University of Cambridge, the Cavendish Laboratory, the King's College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. The list can certainly go on.
With most of the population of this wonderful city on bicycle or foot, I greatly enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Cambridge. For lunch, we made our way back to the square and each walked from booth to booth choosing what we wanted to try. I enjoyed an amazing freshly juiced drink and a carton of strawberries. We also shared some delicious sausage, cheese and bread.
The market is open everyday from 10a.m.-4p.m. with stalls selling a wide range of goods including foods from local farmers selling organic produce, plants, clothes, jewelry, books, mobile phones and accessories. Also, the market features some of the region's most talented artists, potters, sculptors, craftsmen and photographers.