The College occupies a surprisingly spacious site, including extensive gardens. These are a well-kept secret, even in Cambridge, and provide a peaceful haven for study or relaxation on the grass during the summer months.

Peterhouse is strikingly pretty: the 'Deer Park' is alive with daffodils in the spring, and the College features a range of historic buildings, some of which date back to its foundation. There is a real sense of history as our students live, work and play in buildings which have been in continuous use for over 700 years - although our newest building was completed in January 2015, so there are plenty of modern bits too.

Peterhouse and all of its accommodation is centrally located, but off the tourist trail and in a relatively quiet part of town. Travel costs whilst at Peterhouse are very low. The majority of academic sites students will need to visit are within a ten minute walk (or a couple of minutes by bike). The University bus service, which links University sites such as the West Cambridge site, the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical campus, stops immediately opposite our gates. Lots of shops (including the market), restaurants and evening entertainment are only five minutes away in the centre of town.


Would I choose Peterhouse again? Absolutely! Top location, great people, excellent food and accommodation. Who wouldn't?