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Historically speaking, Cambridge city centre is the place to be on 5th November, and this year is no different. This year’s fireworks display will be held at Midsummer Common and things will be kicking off at 7pm. If you fancy getting as close as you can to the spectacle in the sky, the rooftop terrace at the Varsity Hotel in Cambridge city centre will be host to one of the very best spots to view the fireworks. Arrive at 6:30pm, and grab yourself a drink before the action kicks off.

Our tips on Parking

If you’ve ever seen the fireworks display in Cambridge, you’ll know that there will be a lot of people. This is why our number one tip is to make sure that you’re prepared for the influx of traffic on the night! You wouldn’t want to be stuck in your car for an hour rather than enjoying the show from a rooftop bar in Cambridge, would you? Here’s a few things to consider:

Park & Ride
If you absolutely must drive, why not get the best of both worlds by driving up to a park and ride. Then when the fireworks is done, just collect your car and drive on home.

Car Parking
If driving is completely unavoidable, there’s a few car parks in Cambridge that we can recommend. Car parking will be made available on Park Street, Grafton, Grand Arcade and Queen Anne Terrace car parks.

Not Going Out?

Don’t fancy heading out? Why not spend the night cosying up by the TV. This year the BBC is airing the first dramatisation of the gunpowder plot. The 3 part drama airs on 21st October and will consist of 3 episodes in the lead up to fireworks night. Which gives you loads of time to organise a night in binging on the finished series once it’s on BBC iPlayer!

Guy Fawkes Night at the Varsity

If you’re heading out into Cambridge this fireworks night, we have a Guy Fawkes themed night with a 3 course meal. The Roof Terrace is the perfect place to see the fireworks while sipping a glass of warm mulled wine. Those staying at the Varsity Hotel on the 5th November will be able to benefit from the Roof Terrace at no extra charge. For non-residents, tickets are priced at £15 per person entry fee, inclusive of a glass of mulled wine. We do not accept pre-bookings, and limited tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis on 4th November 2017. Call 01223 30 60 30 or visit our website for more information.

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