Ten Instagram-worthy sights in Cambridge and Chelmsford


Category: All about university

29 June 2018

Gourmet ice-cream parlours, coffee-brewing record shops and mathematical bridges (yes, they're a thing): ten Insta-friendly spots in Cambridge and Chelmsford.

The Punter


A pub that’s cosy in the winter and cool in the summer, littered with 1930s artwork and with its own secluded courtyard. Very Instagram-friendly indeed.
Photo credit @thepuntercambridge

Mathematical Bridge


This delicate wooden footbridge is a true Cambridge landmark and is definitely worth a snap while meandering down the river Cam. Just don’t drop your camera in.
Photo credit @josy2

Grantchester Meadows


As well as being the name of a Pink Floyd song, this part of Cambridge on the south side of the city is as serene and photogenic a setting you’re likely to find. Beautiful!
Photo credit @cambridgecityphotos

Jack’s Gelato


Salted balsamic caramel. Rhubarb crumble. Cinnamon toast. These are just some of the feverishly good flavours Jack’s offer. And the best bit? They look as delicious on the ‘gram as they taste.
Photo credit @gelatojack

Relevant records cafe


This record store doubles down as a café too, and even hosts its own gigs from time to time, so there’s plenty to snap. Just don’t block someone’s view with your phones. Don’t be that person.
Photo credit @relevant_records



Famed for its Chelsea buns – and just look at them! – FitzBillies is a Cambridge staple, baking up a storm since the 1920s.
Photo credit @fitzbillies

Chelmsford Cathedral


Fun facts: Chelmsford cathedral is the second smallest in the country, and was built an estimated 800 years ago.
Photo credit @chelmsfordcathedral



Add some colour to your feed with a vibrant vegan salad from Acanteen; a firm favourite with locals for over 15 years.
Photo credit @acanteenchelmsford

Hylands House


The beautiful centrepiece of Hylands Park is the neo-classical architecture your Insta has been crying out for, and there's 574 acres of greenery to bask in to boot.
Photo credit @cardinesmithbeauty

The Golden Fleece


One of Chelmsford’s best loved pubs with its colourful outdoor area is the perfect setting for a group selfie on a night out. Who doesn’t love one of those?
Photo credit @winstonandthelads

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