Where to Find a Good Reading Spot in Cambridge

There’s nothing better than spending an afternoon getting lost in the pages of your favourite book. The difficult part, however, is trying to find a quiet spot where you can relax without being disturbed.

A weekend trip to Clayton Hotel Cambridge is the perfect way to de-stress and forget about the worries of work. As you wander through the surroundings of our hotels near Cambridge station, you’ll discover plenty of hidden areas where you can settle down and flick through the pages of your latest read.

Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Although this gorgeous institute of art and history may be known primarily for its vast collection of antiquities, it also provides a quiet place of study and reflection for many local students and visitors. Amongst the many exhibits, you will find comfy chairs and seating- perfect places to open up your favourite book. Spend the morning browsing the incredible collection of artefacts before settling down to read. As a museum, the Fitzwilliam is always quiet which means you won’t be disturbed by any loud noises. 

River Cam

For centuries, the calm waters of the River Cam have provided a place of study, reflection and relaxation for students, academics and travellers from around the world. If you’re looking to see the sights of Cambridge while finding a perfect spot to delve into your latest book, there’s no better place to start your adventure than the River Cam. Make your way from Clayton Hotel Cambridge and stroll up alongside the river to find the perfect spot. On your walk, you’ll find some of Cambridge’s most beautiful architecture and historic landmarks.

Hot Numbers

Trumpington Street, Cambridge

The quite bustling background noise of this coffee shop along with the warming décor provide the perfect environment for an afternoon spent sipping hot drinks and reading the latest book from your favourite author. Inside Hot Numbers, you’ll find local students and coffee lovers sharing thoughts and working on new projects. The creative atmosphere will put you in the perfect mood to read. Be sure to check out the menu and choose from a range of different drinks and snacks. The coffee is made fresh every day and is some of the best in Cambridge.

Jesus Green


If you prefer to be outdoors instead of cooped up inside, head over to Jesus Green to feel the cool breeze and the sun on your skin as you turn the pages of your favourite novel. Whether you’re a fan of thrillers or you prefer romantic stories, this open green space at the north of Cambridge will help you relax and focus. Jesus Green is a popular spot for tourists and locals so it can get quite busy but there’s always a quiet corner or perch under a tree to be found. This is a great spot for a couple’s picnic and an afternoon of relaxing together.

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