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Review of King's College

King's College
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Chauffeured Punting Tour in Cambridge
Ranked #12 of 159 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Dating from the mid-15th century and one of the finest examples of medieval architect, this college’s main draw is its chapel that houses Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi.
London, United Kingdom
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“History”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The King's College was founded in 1441 by Henry VI and is one of the 31 colleges in the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. King's College is formally named The King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge. The King's College has an outstanding academic record and the college lies on the River Cam. The building has an example of gothic English architecture which is amazing and just its architectural grandeur is worth the visit. King's College is also world-famous for its Chapel and choir. The chapel is the most stunning part of the building. The college has well maintained gardens with the Willow trees and leads to the Kings Bridge.

Visited August 2013
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“Son's uni.”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

King's college, especially the chapel is well worth a visit,steeped in history and tradition,a must for all visitors.

Visited May 2014
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“Andreas Scholl concert 18 April 2014”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

World-class countertenor Andreas Scholl gave a musical performance here of Vivaldi and other Baroque composers. To encounter a performance in King's College Chapel is a memory that will last a lifetime. Thanks to all involved in making this happen. A marvelous experience.

Visited April 2014
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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“Great Place to see fantastic architecture”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We went to visit friends & family about 10 minutes away. They decided to take us on a tour of the Kings college instead of punting as the weather wasn't brilliant. My partner isnt usually into tours etc but for about a week after he kept on mentioning to other friends & family how good it was! We had an excellent tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and seemed to answer any questions with ease! The only downside was that we had quite a few "photographers" in our group who insisted in taking photos throughout the whole tour and which sometimes made it difficult to hear our guide. All in all a brilliant trip just allow an additional 15 mins incase you over run.

Visited March 2014
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“Festival of nine lessons - Christmas Eve 2013”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We went especially for the Christmas concert. We had to queue from 8:00 in the morning, to secure tickets for the concert, which started at 14:00.
However, once you have been given your ticket, if you can find some friendly people in the queue who will reserve your place, you can leave for a short while, and return the favour.
The choir came out to sing whilst we queued, and showed an informal side to their singing repertoire.
The concert itself, was as magical as you would expect it to be.
The chapel was lit by candlelight, which added to the atmosphere, which was electric.

Visited December 2013
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