Not many people know that visitors can book student accommodation out of term times (the cost is minimal, from £34 per person per night) at some of the famous Cambridge University colleges (including King's, Christ's, Magdalene, St John's, Clare, Trinity Hall and Corpus Christi), and enjoy a rare glimpse into elitist student life in this beautiful and historic, world-renowned setting.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing drink in the college bar, a meal in the traditional dining room and a stroll in the stunning college gardens.

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World-famous King’s College

Follow in the footsteps of some of King's famous and diverse college alumni, including poet John Keats, novelists Thomas Hardy, W Somerset Maugham and Virginia Wolf, comedian David Baddiel, supermodel Lily Cole and Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole.

Founded in 1441 by King Henry VI, it took some 100 years to complete the magnificent buildings which boast a prime location in the very heart of Cambridge and the University district, with stunning views and gardens over the famous 'backs' and beyond.

Single and double ensuite accommodation is offered to guests at the recently refurbished Benet Street site. Guests are also given free admission to the gardens and magnificent chapel where King's world-famous carol service, Carols From King's - sung by the King's College Choir – is recorded and broadcast every Christmas Eve.

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