Boasting probably the best university in the world, Cambridge is a small city of 125,000 people split between town and gown. The city centre is dominated by the architecture of the old colleges, with King's College Chapel foremost. Cambridge is quickly becoming a high-tech industry centre too, earning the epithet 'Silicon Fen' for its technology parks and successful tech transfer startups, building a modern commercial angle to the university's 88 Nobel Prizes.
In the summer, the river and green spaces of Jesus Green, the Backs and Midsummer Common are dominated by tourists, sunbathers and punters. Parker's Piece was also the location for the first games under what came to be football association rules in the mid-1800s. Further out of town, you will find shopping in the Grafton Centre and the Addenbrookes Hospital.
Cambridge census data shows a unique demographic, with an unusually high proportion of professionals and academics, and a low percentage of unskilled workers. It is also the home town of the cult band Pink Floyd.