King's College
King's College
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Dating from the mid-15th century and one of the finest examples of medieval architect, this college’s main draw is its chapel that houses Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi.
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  • 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
    Bristol, United Kingdom7,801 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    King at King's...
    Pre-booked tickets to visit King's college chapel, gardens and grounds in late June. Beautiful, historic chapel, amazing architecture and an exhibition focusing upon women in the community/business. Wild flower meadow, scenic walks and the riverside.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Manfred B
    139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic College with Magnificent Chapel
    We visited King's College during our holiday in Cambridgeshire and we were welcomed by friendly and helpful Staff in the Porter's Lodge. The Historic Buildings and in particular the famous Chapel were well worth seeing. We spent some time in the Chapel, admiring the beautiful features such as the Rubens Painting above the Altar, the carved Choir and ornate Ceiling as well as the Stained Glass Windows and Masonry. After the Chapel we walked through the extensive Grounds leading up to the Bridge and River Cam.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Josie Iino
    Cambridge, United Kingdom605 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awestruck
    As a student, I have the privilege of walking through here to get to my lectures every Monday-Friday during term. Therefore, I have almost forgotten it's beauty - almost. It is undeniably gorgeous. They are currently doing construction to the entrance, but the backend is still magnificent. It is grand, with a big green field between traditional buildings of massive height. I love walking under the trees in the autumn with their beautiful colours. I also very much enjoy seeing the cows when they do come out. I am almost always compelled to stop and take a photo on my commute to lecture, no matter how tired I am, because it is that gorgeous.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 December 2023
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Derby, UK603 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We couldn't go to Cambridge and not visit one of the famous colleges. We spent £29 on 2 tickets and came away a little disappointed.
We felt it should be advertised as a tour of the chapel, which is stunning, rather than the college, as you don't get to see anything else of the college apart from a short walk by the river path.
The guides in the chapel were really friendly and informative. We spent about 30-40 mins inside the chapel. As my husband said, they don't build things like this any more. The architecture and detailing is amazing.
We moved on, expecting to explore more of the college, but that wasn't the case. We had a short walk by the river and then headed back into town.
I would definitely recommend a visit to see the chapel if you don't mind paying the £14.50 entrance fee.
Written 3 February 2024
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Josie Iino
Cambridge, UK605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
As a student, I have the privilege of walking through here to get to my lectures every Monday-Friday during term. Therefore, I have almost forgotten it's beauty - almost. It is undeniably gorgeous. They are currently doing construction to the entrance, but the backend is still magnificent. It is grand, with a big green field between traditional buildings of massive height. I love walking under the trees in the autumn with their beautiful colours. I also very much enjoy seeing the cows when they do come out. I am almost always compelled to stop and take a photo on my commute to lecture, no matter how tired I am, because it is that gorgeous.
Written 10 December 2023
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Manfred B
139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited King's College during our holiday in Cambridgeshire and we were welcomed by friendly and helpful Staff in the Porter's Lodge.

The Historic Buildings and in particular the famous Chapel were well worth seeing. We spent some time in the Chapel, admiring the beautiful features such as the Rubens Painting above the Altar, the carved Choir and ornate
Ceiling as well as the Stained Glass Windows and Masonry.

After the Chapel we walked through the extensive Grounds leading up to the Bridge and River Cam.
Written 25 September 2023
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Thomas M
Offenbach, Germany7,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
King's College is, of course, the most spectacular of all the 31 colleges in Cambridge, many of which you can visit during the summer months. It's a MUST for all first-time visitors of the city, but this wasn't my first time. It's the biggest, the most spectacular, and the most expensive to visit (UKP 12.50 online for a single adult ticket - a bit of a rip-off actually), and there's only a certain contingent of tickets every 15 minutes. Alas, some of the outside walls/buildings were obscured by scaffolding at the the time of visit, but this only momentarily detracted from the beauty and grandeur of the place. The most magnificent part of the college is its near-cathedral-size chapel, but you can also walk around the expansive grounds for quite a while, crossing the river, looking at the punters below, etc. There's always quite a large number of visitors present. Expect to spend 1-2 hours at this historic site.
Written 30 August 2023
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denbob1987
Deinze, Belgium4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
You can’t actually visit anything from the college except the garden and chapel. Not worth the money. A bit of a rip off… take a punting boat tour and you also see the garden
Written 21 August 2023
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Pre-booked tickets to visit King's college chapel, gardens and grounds in late June.
Beautiful, historic chapel, amazing architecture and an exhibition focusing upon women in the community/business.
Wild flower meadow, scenic walks and the riverside.
Written 15 July 2023
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Darren E
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Overrated and expensive for what you see. We paid £25 as a couple. Went into the chapel which looks bigger then it actually is, after ten minutes of photos etc we went around the grounds next to the river cam behind the college.
I would say about half an hour needed to see and view both.
I get it's the famous college and the money helps up keep of the college , but way too much for what you get.
Written 12 July 2023
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Pam S
310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Chapel was really nice, interesting history area setup to learn about it, lovely wild flower field outside the chapel area, only regret is access to the college was closed due to it being student exam time.
Written 8 June 2023
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JR_Essex
Chelmsford, UK555 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The tourist information office had given advice on which colleges were free to enter the grounds and after visiting a number of them we almost dismissed the idea of an £11 per person entry fee for Kings College, however it is money well spent!
The Chapel is quite stunning and there is a very interesting exhibition detailing some of the history of the establishment of the college some 600 years ago. Well worth a visit.
Written 8 February 2023
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Dubai Fam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates875 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This review is about King's College London which is a public research university and located in London. It was adream come true to finally see and visit this place while spending time with family in the UK. With bit research I found that the College is selective, which means in every few hundred few get selected. It’s one of the most prestigious faculties of its kind, it was ranked 6th in the UK. The College is open to tourists, local visitors and students and this is how they make extra money. The place is very old and looks like less maintenance been carried over the years to upgrade & modernize the College. Kings has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences and all the things you see around as you walk is very evident. King's College London holds a Student Visa license issued by UKVI that allows to bring overseas students into the UK to study, so most of the overseas students on a programme of 6 months or more will need this visa and its quite expensive. There is a lot to see at the campus. The Chapel itself is a fine building with its stain glass windows and roof being the main attraction, Roman Bath & The Vault, however it is overpriced for the amount you get to see. I wished if the college was more open to welcome other students of all walks of life.
Written 13 November 2022
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