Richard Heeps is part of Cambridge Open Studio the First Four Weekends in July
and You Are Invited!
Plan your visit...
Our guide to the best of Cambridge in walking distance from the studio.
1. A ten-minute walk along the towpath of the River Cam, on the Midsummer Common side, home to the Cambridge cows and rowing, and you find yourself at the boathouse of the 2023 Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race winner, Cambridge University Boat Club. If you continue along the river to see the architecture of the various boathouses and river life until the Museum of Technology which has a great cafe, Kerb Kollective, with a gorgeous viewpoint across the river.
2. If you fancy some fine dining whilst you are here, book a table at one of Cambridge's two Michelin Star Restaurants.
Midsummer House is a six-minute walk on Midsummer Common. It is located in a Victorian Villa situated right next to the river. Midsummer House has been part of Cambridge's landscape for over 20 years and it gained its second Michelin Star in 2004. It also has a string of other awards to its name, including BBC Great British Menu winner on three occasions. It is a real treat of an eating experience.
Restaurant 22 is a three-minute walk away from us. It has just recently received its long-anticipated Michelin Star in March of this year. This restaurant offers intimate and delicious dining.
3. Play crazy golf and/or shuffle board at The Tivoli. A former cinema from 1925-1956, the building has had many incarnations, as a child the ground floor was a barbershop, where Richard had his hair cut. The Tivoli opened last year and now is a fantastic entertainment destination across four floors, including a rooftop terrace and food from Cambridge institution Steak & Honor, and Levels Pizza. Book your game on The Tivoli website.
4. Walk 13 minutes to the University of Cambridge's Contemporary Art Gallery Kettle's Yard. Their summer exhibition 'Material Power - Palestinian Embroidery', begins 8th July and is free admission. Or book to visit Kettle's Yard House, the former home of Jim and Helen Ede. The Garden Kitchen Café at Kettle's Yard is an idyllic spot, sit on the yellow deckchairs in the garden of St Peter's Church.
5. Walk along the Jesus Green side of the River Cam to go punting along the college backs to see some of the historic architectural heritage of Cambridge University, including the Mathematical Bridge, Bridge of Sighs and King's College Chapel. You can either punt yourself or join a tour from Scudamore's on the Quayside. Or pre-book a tour with Let's Go Punting, who have the best advance ticket prices (it's a tour we've taken and it's brilliant).
There are many more truly amazing gems to discover in Cambridge, whether you are a local or coming from further afield, we look forward to welcoming you to our studio at 2 Springfield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1AD.
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