Central Cambridge is quite compact. Being located near the centre, Pembroke is well placed for restaurants, shops, pubs and clubs. There are three cinemas, two are multi-screen complexes, the third an Arts cinema. You can also go punting on the River Cam or wander along to Granchester’s Orchard tea rooms – a favourite for a scone or two. If you’re missing a big city atmosphere, it’s so easy to get to London – less than an hour by train, with fast trains every half hour during the day. Good discount cards for students can be ordered from National Rail (www.16-25railcard.co.uk) and National Express (http://www.nationalexpress.com/waystosave/young-persons-coachcard.aspx).