The Cambridge Film Festival takes place each October, and celebrates all things film, from past greats to cutting edge cinema. It’s a great place to experience world cinema, shorts, feature films and more.
The award-winning film about the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, was shot in Cambridge. Some of the must-visit locations include St. John’s College, the Cavendish Laboratory, and Trinity Lane.
If you loved The King’s Speech, be sure to stop by Ely Cathedral, 15 minutes outside of Cambridge, which featured as the location for the coronation rehearsal scene in the film!
The Other Boleyn Girl, the story of the sister of Henry VIII’s ill-fated wife Anne Boleyn, also used Ely Cathedral as a location, this time for King Henry’s ‘Whitehall’ court.
The poet Sylvia Plath attended Cambridge University, and the film about her life features several locations around the university buildings, notably Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane and St. John’s College.