Cambridge named as one of The Sunday Times best places to live in Britain

Cambridge named as one of The Sunday Times best places to live in Britain

Cambridge named as one of The Sunday Times best places to live in Britain

In 2018, The Sunday Times released its list of the best places to live in the UK. Based on a variety of factors, including house prices, schools, crime rates, access to green spaces, and sociability, the list highlighted some of the most desirable spots in the country.

Unsurprisingly for those familiar with Cambridge and the surrounding area, two popular parts of the county were named in the top five best places to live in the East of England. Chesterton and Bourn both placed incredibly highly in The Sunday Times rankings, with both areas scoring well across the board.

If you’re thinking about moving to Chesterton, Bourn or the surrounding area, here are just a few things that make these two of the best places to live in the country.


Proximity to Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the UK. As @lonelyplanet puts it, ‘Abounding with exquisite architecture, exuding history and tradition, and renowned for its quirky rituals, Cambridge is a university town extraordinaire.’ Living in and around Cambridge will give you easy access to the fantastic choice of restaurants, bars, venues and cultural attractions located in the area. Spend your days exploring the beautiful college grounds or learning about the country’s past in the town’s excellent museums.



As well as the rich choice of cultural attractions available in Cambridge itself, there are also a number of great places to visit in the surrounding area. In fact, The Sunday Times praised Bourn in particular for the number of cultural attractions it offered. The newspaper highlighted the Manor Farm, the beer and music fest in September, the Willow Tree gastropub and the Wysing Arts Centre, all of which are located in and around the village.

Cambridge Castle
Cambridge view
Cambridge punting


One of the best things about living in Cambridge is the town’s vibrant social scene. Chesterton is home to a great choice of pubs, bars, restaurants and shops. There’s also Midsummer Common and the river, where you can relax, unwind and hang out with friends. From Chesterton, it’s just a stone’s throw to the centre of Cambridge, where you’ll find an even wider choice of places to go out.


Green spaces

Having easy access to green space is important for quality of life and mental wellbeing. In Cambridge, you’re never too far from a beautiful park, garden or riverbank. What’s more, just outside the town you’ll find endless rolling countryside and a fantastic choice of walking routes. This makes it easy to get out, explore the countryside and enjoy some fresh air. Alternatively, you can take a boat out onto the river and see the town from a different point of view.

Offering a great choice of pubs, bars, restaurants, cultural attractions and green spaces, Cambridge thoroughly deserves its spot on The Sunday Times list. Find out more about living in this beautiful town by exploring our site today.