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A busy street with small independent shops and fabulous views of King's College

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Individual Shops
King's College Views
University Press Bookshop
If you go to Cambridge and don’t end up on King’s Parade it will be a miracle! It is the one street almost every visitor has trod – and almost every student on a bicycle uses to get to lectures too so watch out!

Art Shop

Cambridge Wine Merchants
Even being the main thoroughfare, King’s Parade has kept its charm and beauty. On one side is a large expanse of King’s College, and on the other it is lined with quaint shops and restaurants. The hustle and bustle of Cambridge is here – for shopping, dining out and getting to and from the many amazing attraction there are to see. In fact, within 100 metre's of King’s Parade is King’s College Chapel, Corpus Christi College, Senate House, Great St Mary’s and so much more! These are all some of Cambridge’s most important buildings – King’s Parade is the real hub and centre of life and activity.

At one end of King's Parade is the Cambridge University Press Bookshop, which is the site of Britain's earliest bookshop in 1581

Primavera Gift Store along King's Parade

Did You Know?

At one time both sides of King's Parade was lined with shops and it was the medieval High Street. The shops on the side of King's College were all demolished when the College was built in 1441.

The Haunted Bookshop in St Edward's Passage off King's Parade

Cambridge Postcards for sale
Visitor Information
The shops of King's Parade are usually open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm

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