New edition puts the spotlight on 'Independent Cambridge'


Independent Cambridge - the one and only guide to ‘real’ Cambridge, has just been launched in its completely updated third edition. As always it features the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area.


Well researched and beautifully presented, it is a book that makes you want to visit the shops – and buy something! It makes Cambridge feel a good, vibrant place to live – and will make you want to go out and explore the city again too.
-Allan Brigham, Local Historian and Blue Badge Guide

Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate with the 200 page full-colour guide. The neighbouring villages and exciting annual cultural events complete the Independent Cambridge experience.

Handily presented with a map and an index at the beginning of each section, this book is the indispensable key to finding out what’s on offer from the independents of Cambridge.

Produced by long-term residents of the city with a true passion for all things indie, it is packed with valuable insider knowledge. Rather than the standard-issue city guide, every entry featured in this book is based on personal interviews and photography sessions, to bring you a true picture of the diversity and quality of the local scene.

It is now available from many independent outlets around the city as well as Waterstones and via the website at

 The perfect Christmas present!




A celebration of the city’s best independent traders, venues and events

Indie Cambridge