Pictures show Cambridge packed with tourists to pre-pandemic levels

Bank holiday revellers flocked into Cambridge yesterday to take advantage of the sunny weather, seeing the city return to pre-pandemic levels of footfall.

Tourists and locals alike headed into the city yesterday (May 29) and today (May 30) to make the most of the bank holiday sun.

Quayside was buzzing with life as people headed to bars and restaurants, as well as partaking in the archetypal Cambridge activity of punting.

Numerous vessels took to the River Cam, taking groups of day-trippers and some hen parties along the river.

People also brought drinks onto the boats, enjoying some refreshment and relaxation as they took in the sun’s rays.

Punts were not the only boats to be spotted on the Cam though. A number of people kayaked down the river, combining the pleasant weather with some physical activity.

After a miserable month of rain, Brits have been blessed with sunshine this bank holiday.

Temperatures in Cambridge have been in the region of 20C so far this weekend, but that is set to rise tomorrow (May 31).

The BBC Weather forecast says that the city can expect a high of 23C, with conditions described as: “sunny and a gentle breeze”.

For many bank holiday punters, it doesn’t get much better than that.

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