Private tour

Cambridge: LGBTQIA+ History Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge: LGBTQIA+ History Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 149.50 per group up to 6

Learn about the history of Cambridge’s LGBTQIA+ community, from the lives of famous queer alumni to the stories of residents who experienced the vibrant nightlife of the ’70s.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Learn about famous queer alumni who have achieved major political milestones
  • See where Alan Turing, Ian Mckellen and Stephen Fry studied
  • Discover secret entrances to the city's old queer pubs and hostels
  • Go through the queer history of Cambridge led by a university alumni
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Experience the first tour in Cambridge dedicated to Queer history. Learn about the Lesbian Line, the creation of Stonewall, Cambridge’s major gay pub Turk’s Head, and see a plethora of other sites in the city’s beautiful historic center.

Your guide, a resident student of Cambridge, provides insight into the history of queer life and activism at the University. They bring the streets’ past to life with readings from books set in Cambridge written by queer alumni, supplementing this with their own experiences.

The tour will take you from King’s College (home of many highly influential Gay alumni such as Alan Turing), past St Catharine’s College (where Ian McKellen started his acting career and LGBTQIA+ activism), to Queens’ college (where renowned Gay comedian Stephen Fry studied).

Continue into the city center where you’ll search for the secret entrances to some of the city’s old queer pubs and hostels, and visit other crucial landmarks for the advancement of LGBTQIA+ rights.

  • University Alumni Guide
  • Entrance fees to King's College, St Catherine's College, and Queen's College

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