Cambridge Architecture Tours: Walking Guide

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Cambridge Architecture Tours

English Architecture Guides – Exclusive City Walks tailor made for groups visiting South East England

page updated Jul 29, 2017

Cambridge Walking Tours

Book your city guide on +44 1620 825722 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Cambridge Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

e-architect have architectural tour guides in most of the key cities across the continent.

Our Cambridge guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Cambridge are all exclusive to each client.

Sainsbury Laboratory Building in Cambridge designed by Stanton Williams Architects – 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize Winner:
Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge Building
photograph © Hufton+Crow

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Cambridge please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Anglia Ruskin University Building in Cambridge by Richard Murphy Architects, 2016:
Young Street Campus Cambridge
photographers: Stephen Leonard/James Mason – Richard Murphy Architects; In house – R G Carter

Cambridge – Introduction

Cambridge is located in the south east of England, about an hour’s drive north from London.

Schlumberger Building Grade II* listing
Design: Michael Hopkins Architects
Schlumberger Research Centre
photograph © Andrew Dunn, 12 December 2005. Website: http://www.andrewdunnphoto.com/ ; photo courtesy wikimedia commons

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Sir Christopher Wren, James Stirling and Foster + Partners. Other key architects with work in the city include William Wilkins, George Basevi, Leslie Martin, Powell & Moya Architects, Gillespie Kidd & Coia and Edward Cullinan Architects. All these feature on our Cambridge Architecture Tours but note the Schlumberger Cambridge Research Center by Michael Hopkins and Partners is a fair walk west of the city.

Homerton College Cambridge Architecture, 2016:
Homerton College Building
image © MRC/Alex Ramsay

The city is famous for its old and distinguished University. Like its twin city Oxford it has much brilliant historic and contemporary architecture. Cambridge is set on the River Cam and many of the colleges back onto gardens along the river, called The Backs, giving Cambridge a lot of its charm. Each college competes against the other to attain better and more beautiful architecture.

Cambridge School of Architecture:
Cambridge Architecture Tours
photograph : David Butler

Cambridge Walking Tours – Traditional, Contemporary or Both

Cambridge Architecture Tours can focus on traditional or contemporary buildings or mix of the two. The Cambridge Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the city’s main buildings but it can be tailored to your group’s interests if you provide information to us in good time.

Faculty of Education Cambridge building
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

We are usually able accommodate your group’s specific needs and architectural interests on our Cambridge Architecture Tours. Visitors are generally met by the guide at the starting point of their architectural walking tour but it might be possible for your group to be collected from their hotel on request.

Cambridge Architecture Tours
St Johns College Cambridge
picture © Adrian Welch Cambridge Walking Tours

Contact our office to arrange your Cambridge architectural tour on
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

Some recent buildings in this traditional English university city:

University of Cambridge Primary School Building
Design: Marks Barfield Architects
University of Cambridge Primary School building
photo © North West Cambridge Development

The Welding Institute, Great Abington: 21 May 2017 – A RIBA East Awards 2017 Winner
Design: Eric Parry Architects
The Welding Institute, Cambridgeshire
photos © Dirk Lindner

Cowan Court Cambridge Building
Design: 6a architects
Cowan Court Cambridge building
photo © Johan Dehlin

Downing College Building – Heong Gallery
Design: Caruso St John Architects
Heong Gallery, Downing College | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo © Ioana Marinescu

James Dyson Building, University of Cambridge

UTC Cambridge: University Technical College

Combined Colleges Boathouse in Cambridge

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The Cube Building Birmingham
photograph © Make / Zander Olsen




Recent Cambridge Buildings

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge Botanic Garden
Design: Stanton Williams, Architects
Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge
image : Nigel Luckhurst

Sainsbury Laboratory Building

Cambridge Buildings : A-D

Cambridge Building Developments : E-N

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Cambridge Architects

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Cambridge Building News

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Cambridge Architecture – Key Buildings Selection

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
James Stirling, Architect
History Faculty Cambridge
photo copyright AW

History Faculty Cambridge

Robinson College Buildings
Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Robinson College Cambridge
picture © AW

Robinson College Building

Cambridge School of Architecture

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