Explore Mill Road with our handy guide
Cambridge’s best-kept secret!
Mill Road is the most vibrant and cosmopolitan street of Cambridge. It’s lined with quirky restaurants, cafes, bars, independent and spice shops. This quirky part of Cambridge is where the locals like to do their daily shops, sip cocktails and a bite to eat at one of the excellent restaurants. Mill Road is often referred to by residents as ‘The Mile’.
We thought it was about time to map out this hidden part of Cambridge. So why not head over to Mill Road this Bank Holiday weekend and explore Mill Road?
Walk the Mile
Once upon a time, Mill Road was a quiet country lane leading to the southeast out of the city of Cambridge, named after the windmill that stood at what is now the corner of Covent Garden. It’s now a bustling street lined with international spice shops and restaurants. Here are our favourites.
Mill Road Winter Fair is one of our favourite events. Held on the first Saturday of December, it’s a celebration of the community. Bringing together local businesses and organisations, musicians, artists and dancers. The main event is food and drink. What is there not to like?
Life in Cambridge has become so much more fun since two local artists decided to go on a mission to save the world! You might wonder how these cute Dinky Doors could achieve this? In their own words, ‘dinky things, discovered unexpectedly, can deliver dollops of delight.’
One of our favourite open green spaces in Cambridge. This Victorian Cemetery is used by local residents to walk their dogs, relax and meet up with friends. You might find this a usual area to do this, but we can assure you that as soon as you set foot here, you fall in love with Mill Road Cemetery.
Relevant Record Cafe
In the cool and vibrant cafe Relevant Record, you can have a bite to eat and in their basement, you can browse an eclectic range of pre-owned vinyl.
The newest edition to Mill Road is a small French-influenced bistro just before the bridge coming from the city centre. The setting of Fancett’s is relaxed, personal and intimate, with seasonal menus based on the best available produce. waffles. What is there not to like!
our tip – join a local pop up
choose from a mouth-watering selection of specially curated feasts