This last stop of our journey before returning home was Cambridge, a historic city just an hour’s train ride from London. This day was the perfect day trip, full of rich history, charming architecture, and delightful, quaint dining experiences. Unlike the hustle and bustle of London, this journey to our destination was more laid back and scenic, setting the tone for a day of exploration and discovery.

This day trip was special as Sandy was visiting her son, Connor, who is studying abroad at the University of Cambridge. After a delightful cup of coffee and tea, we set out on foot and were immediately struck by the serene yet vibrant atmosphere, a blend of academic prestige and leisurely charm that makes Cambridge truly unique.

With Connor as our tour guide, our first hour was filled with taking in the uniqueness of the town and wandering along the River Cam through the town gardens, the open churches, and the shops. The heart of this town was, for sure, the magnificent churches. King’s College Chapel, with its stunning Gothic architecture and intricate stained glass windows, was certainly the highlight. The chapel’s serene ambiance, majestic view, and historical significance left a lasting impression. We also visited Great St. Mary’s Church. The blend of spiritual tranquility and architectural grandeur in these sacred spaces was a profound experience, highlighting the historical depth and cultural richness of Cambridge.

After our spiritual and historical exploration, we indulged in some shopping. The city’s quaint streets are lined with a mix of independent boutiques and well-known brands. The Market Square, bustling with vendors selling everything from fresh produce to unique crafts, offered a delightful shopping experience.

Our day concluded with visits to the Museum of Cambridge and two remarkable dining spots. The Museum of Cambridge, housed in a 17th-century timber-framed building, offered fascinating insights into the local history and culture. For dining, we first stopped at The Architect, a cozy fish and chips restaurant with a warm ambiance. Did I mention the fish and chips? Later, we visited The Eagle, a historic pub famous for its association with the discovery of DNA. Both venues provided not only fantastic food and drink, but also a sense of connection to Cambridge’s rich heritage.

As we said goodbye to Connor and boarded the train back to London, our hearts felt enriched by our day in this remarkable city. All three of us are eager to return and spend more time uncovering this beautiful town’s treasures.

Well, there you have it. Seven days in England. Now it’s back to the States. Thank you, London, Paris, and Cambridge, for this incredible experience and memorable venture. We are forever fans and believe me, we WILL be back soon. Cheerio, everyone! And always remember, Mind the Gap.

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