Ifit’sdamp,headforthePittRiversMuseum,whichdisplaysarchaeologicalandethnographicartifactsfromacrosstheglobe,offeringanunrivalledinsightintotheculturaldiversityofourspecies。

Foramorerelaxingculturalexperience,youcan’tbeatastayattheRandolphHotel,atruegothicmasterpiece。

YoucanseewhyInspectorMorsespentsomuchtimethere。

It’sperfectineverydetail–fromthespacious,elegantroomstothefantasticrestaurantandspa。

Yourwalletwillbeconsiderablylighterwhenyouleave,butsotoowillyourmood(seeMacdonaldHotelsorcall0844-8799132。

Roomscostfrom£165anight;spatreatmentsfrom£60)。

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Youcan’tbeatapuntontheRiverCam–althoughit’sharderworkthanyou’dexpect,sogetsomeoneelsetodothepuntingwhileyourelaxandwatchtheworldgoby。

Whenit’stimetoeat,headtothequayside,whereGalleriaoffersaMediterraneanmenuandagreatview。

Forfancierfare,visitthedoubleMichelin-starredMidsummerHouse,whichhasplentyonoffertodazzleyourtastebuds。

Aftereatinganddrinkingyourselfmerry,retiretotheHotelduVin(01223-227330)。

ThehotelgrouphasbeenvotedtheUK’sbestforthefourthyearrunningbyTheGuardiananditsCambridgeoutletshowswhy。

Eachofthe44roomshaseverythingyoucouldneed(includingaprivatecinemainonesuite)and“abedsobigitwouldfrightenanagrophobe”,saysSallyShalaminTheGuardian。

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