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King's College

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King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

The Basics

Admission tickets to King’s College include self-guided access to the Chapel—home to the world’s largest fan vaulted ceiling—and the expansive grounds, but all other buildings are off-limits to the general public.

To gain a deeper understanding of King’s College history, visit as part of a student- or graduate-led tour, or opt for an excursion which includes stops at other Cambridge colleges such as Pembroke. Meanwhile, time-pressed travelers can combine Cambridge city tours with visits to King’s College or explore both Oxford University and Cambridge University in one day.

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Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
$29.50 per adult
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Fascinating insight into the colleges and student life
Claire was a Very knowledgeable guide and was so interesting to listen to . The tour was just the right length and worth the money.
michele_d, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cambridge

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Fascinating insight into the colleges and student life
michele_d, Oct 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Claire was a Very knowledgeable guide and was so interesting to listen to . The tour was just the right length and worth the money.
star-5
Our tour guide was very knowledgable and spoke clearly, engaging us in his presentation.
Barbara_T, Oct 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Our tour guide spoke clearly and the volume of his speech was such that even my friend, who wears hearing aids, was able to hear everything that he said. The tour was very interesting, and would only have been improved if we could have gone into a college or two.
star-5
Enjoyable and informative.
Christian_M, Sep 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Our guide (Claire) was very knowledgable about Cambridge Uni and told us a lot of unknown interesting facts about the place. We were shown around Trinity and Kings Colleges and other lovely places close by. As someone who had never been to Cambridge before, this tour made my visit far more enjoyable.
star-5
Fascinating Tour with Great Guide
Richard_L, Sep 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Claire, our guide, was excellent. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic we had a very enjoyable walk with her around Cambridge.
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Great walk
Margaret_S, Sep 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Olivia our tour guide was great, informative and recounted amusing stories about Cambridge life. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk 😊
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Cambridge college tour
Vanda_B, Sep 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Olivia was an excellent tour guide, full of knowledgeable anecdotes about the different colleges and all the ceremonial etiquette, really interesting tour. Thanks for looking after us 😃
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Excellent
Kate_C, Sep 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Ari was The young man that led our group. I would give him 110% for his and anecdotes, humour and clarity. He was able to answer every question with patience.
star-4
Very enjoyable and informative tour of Cambridge. Lead by execellent guide
BCG, Aug 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Very enjoyable and informative tour of Cambridge and the different colleges. Our guide was Ari who was very knowledgeable, passionate and humorous. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Cambridge and interested in its history.
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We learnt so much!
Sue, Aug 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Great Tour and Tour Guide. Really good explanations given of how the system works to become a Cambridge student and what it's like to study there. Our guide welcomed questions and explained how the Colleges and Courses worked as well as providing a brief history of some of the most iconic buildings in the Town.
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Just book it, you won’t regret it
Julie_C, Aug 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
A tour is nothing without a great tour guide and Joseph is exactly that. He was extremely charismatic and knowledgeable with interesting info about each college. Would highly recommend if you’ve never experienced one before in Cambridge.
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Interesting walking tour
Andrew_H, Aug 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Claire shared some great first hand experiences of attending and gave great insight to the set up and some of the key buildings around the town.
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Excellent tour
Annie_G, Aug 2021
Distanced | Cambridge University College Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
Excellent tour led by Joseph. It was not hurried in any way and lasted just over an hour and a half. Joseph was very informative and we got a good idea of university life whilst viewing several colleges from the outside.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • History buffs and architecture fans won’t want to miss a visit to King’s College.

  • Admission tickets to King’s College can be purchased both online and on the day from the King’s College Visitor Centre.

  • King’s College is free to enter for children aged 11 and below, when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Visitors can attend Evensong for free.

  • King’s College Chapel and the grounds are fully accessible for wheelchair users and strollers.

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How to Get There

King’s College is situated on the banks of the River Cam in Cambridge, just west of the city center. Those arriving by train should depart at Cambridge station, then take a bus or taxi to the city center. From there, King’s College is just a short walk. There’s no on-site parking for members of the public at King’s College.

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When to Get There

King’s College is generally open to the public from Monday to Friday during term time, between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Saturday opening hours are more limited and opening hours may differ outside of term time. Check in advance to avoid disappointment.

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King's College Choir

King’s College Choir is one of the most renowned choirs in Britain and visitors to Cambridge should take advantage of their trip to enjoy a live performance. Choral services typically take place in the King’s College Chapel at 5:30pm on weekdays and at 10:30am and 3:30pm on Sundays during term time. They’re free to enter and last around 45 minutes but be prepared to queue to gain access. Check schedules in advance.

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