58 Reasons Living In Cambridge Ruins You For Life

Stunning buildings, beautiful views, and delicious pub grub. You can't do much better.

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8. Because even its kebab shops are charming.

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The Gardenia, on Rose Crescent, is a Cambridge institution. And if you smile sweetly, its owner, Vas, will put your picture on the wall.

12. Because its pubs are exceptionally cosy...

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And they all have interesting stories to tell. The Eagle on Bene't Street is allegedly where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered the structure of DNA.

52. Because once a year, university college boat teams compete by trying to bump into each other.

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The Cam isn't wide enough to allow for side-by-side racing, so Bumps were invented in the 19th century.