King's College Chapel

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  • Address: King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 03:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1223331212
  • Ticket Price: 7 GBP
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art Gallery, Educational Site, Historical Site, Architecture

King's College Chapel - Review

Like a radiant pearl sitting upon a cushion of green, the King’s College Chapel stands out in all its glorious yet stark beauty. Step through its enchanting gates and prepare to take in a collection of soothing sights and sounds. With architecture that dates back to the time of Tudor England and surroundings that include one of the most famous educational institutions in the world, it’s no surprise that art and history lovers from the world over are drawn to it. Its intricately designed walls and ceilings coupled with an angelic choir have made this chapel a symbol of Cambridge.

Its construction started in 1446, during Henry VI rule, and it took over a century to complete. Its stunning late Gothic architecture is credited to John Wastell and Reginald Ely and is one of the finest designs to come out of the Perpendicular period.This chapel isn’t just a pretty building, it comes with an interesting history as well! It survived the War of the Roses during its construction days, the Civil War during which Oliver Cromwell used it as a training ground for his troops, and the Second World War.

As you venture through the narrow lanes that wind around the area, you’ll see college after college, student after student and then finally, the grand chapel itself, surrounded by a lovely garden. Though not heavily decorated, its beauty will strike you thanks to its size and craftsmanship. Upon entering, look up and see its breath taking fan vault which is said to be the largest in the world. As your eyes trail southwards, you’ll marvel at its enormous stained-glass windows which positively glow as sunlight streams in. Above the altar, you will see one of Ruben’s works of art, titled ‘The Adoration of the Magi’. If you visit during college term, you’ll be treated to the college choir and accompanists, singing Even song. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cambridge itinerary 1 day.

King's College Chapel Information

  • There were graduation ceremonies in all colleges that day, to my luck. Check that before you reserve train tickets. Visitors are not allowed inside when there are a lot of ceremonies going on.
  • The chapel is famous for its Christmas eve service, titled A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which is broadcasted all over the world.
  • The full Choir sing on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Monday's Evensong is sung by King's Voices, the College's mixed voice choir, and Wednesday's Evensong is sung by the men's voices only.
  • Morning prayer is normally said at 8.15am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays term time. There is a communion service at the same time on Wednesdays.
  • Visitors will have 30 minutes from the last entry time shown before the Chapel is closed.
  • During July and August, enter through the gatehouse at the front of the college and from September till June, enter through the north gate of the chapel.

King's College Chapel Ticket Prices

  • Admission is free for children under 12 when they are visiting with their family
  • Please buytickets at The Shop at King's, opposite the front of the College, or from the North gate of the Chapel.
  • For group bookings contact the Chapel Office: (+44) (0)1223 331212

King's College Chapel Opening and Closing Hours

  • Recommended time to visit would be when choral services are held at 5:30 pm from Monday to Saturday, and at 10:30am and 3:30pm on Sunday.
  • It opens at 13.15pm on Sundays, when college is in term.
  • The Chapel is occasionally closed because of recordings, concerts and private ceremonies. 

How To reach King's College Chapel by Public Transport

  • By Bus: The Drummer Street bus station is ten minutes' walk from the College.
  • By Coach: From London: Hourly coach service to Cambridge from Victoria Coach Station From Oxford: The X5 is a regular service from Oxford to Cambridge.

Restaurants Near King's College Chapel

  • Agora @ The Copper Kettle (Turkish)
  • The Eagle (British)
  • Zizi’s (Italian)
  • Cau (Argentinian, South American, Steakhouse, International, Grill)
  • Fresh Thyme (Cafe)

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  • King's College Chapel Address: King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, United Kingdom
  • King's College Chapel Contact Number: +44-1223331212
  • King's College Chapel Timing: 09:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • King's College Chapel Price: 7 GBP
  • Time required to visit King's College Chapel: 01:00 Hrs
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