Whistles neighbourhood: Cambridge
Follow our expert micro guide to the historical English city – the home of our latest store.
Punting at Granta Place
We adore the idea of an early summer punting trip followed by a traditional English picnic. Scudmore’s are considered to be the oldest and most renowned punting company in Cambridge. Opt for a leisurely sail along the infamous College Backs or go all out with a voyage upstream to the enchanting village of Grantchester.
Punting at Granta Place, Mill Lane, CB2 1RS
This vintage emporium houses a plethora of one-off pieces and antiquated gems. You’ll find everything from costume jewellery to vintage bridal gowns but rummaging isn’t necessary – the light and airy space allows you to peruse at your leisure.
18 King Street, CB1 1LN
Cambridge University Botanic Garden
This stunning oasis provides a welcome respite from the city murmur. We recommend taking an entire day to wander the 40 acres of greenery to explore the lake, arboretums, rock gardens and 8,000 plant species on display.
1 Brookside, CB2 1JE
This boutique is a treasure trove of classical Nordic design. Browse the covetable range of interiors, accessories, fabrics, fashion and lighting by brands including Design House Stockholm, and stop by the in-house café for a chai latte.
36 Bridge Street, CB2 1UW
This glorious bakery is our favourite spot for lunch in the city. Located just a stone’s throw from our new store, Fitzbillies offers an array of delicious pastries, pies, sandwiches and soups. The modest lunch menu changes daily depending on which ingredients are sourced, and is testament to the appeal of simple, fresh ingredients. Whistles highly recommends the cold cutting pie served with seasonal pickle.
51-52 Trumpington Street, CB2 1RG
Clarins Skin Spa
Revive and regroup at The Clarins Skin Spa. With a whole host of beautiful treatments on offer, pop in for a quick brow tidy or indulge in one of the tailor-made facials.
10 Downing Street, CB2 3DS
The Cambridge Cheese Company
Steeped in indigenous charm, the Cambridge Cheese Company houses all manner of delicious artisan produce. As well as farmhouse cheese, the shelves offer preserves, oils, wine and charcuterie. Fortunately, the try before you buy policy is encouraged.
All Saints Passage, CB2 3LS
Whether you’re in the market for a rare Virginia Woolf volume or you just happen to be passing through, this charming bookstore – opened in 1896 - is a delight to visit. From classical poetry to local geography, the cornucopia of editions available in this peaceful space could hold you captive for hours.
16 St Edward's Passage, CB2 3PJ
This trusted cosmetics brand originates from New York’s East Village, where the inaugural boutique was opened over 150 years ago. The Cambridge branch houses the entire range of cult products, from the Midnight Recovery Concentrate to the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.
6 Rose Crescent, CB2 3L
Take in some classical and contemporary art at the grand Fitzwilliam Museum. The awe-inspiring 19th century building houses the collections of Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion, and hosts regular exhibitions and events that never fail to inspire.
Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB
Your Local Store
The newest addition to our store portfolio is located on Trinity Street, a charming historical street in the heart of Cambridge. In store, you’ll find all your favourite Whistles clothing, accessories and footwear from the mainline collection.
9 Trinity Street, CB2 1SU