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Mill Road, Cambridge
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Mill Road is a street in southeast Cambridge, England. It runs southeast from near to Parker's Piece, at the junction with Gonville Place, East Road, and Parkside. It crosses the main railway line and links to the city's ring road (the A1134). It passes through the wards of Petersfield and Romsey, which are divided by the railway line. It is a busy, cosmopolitan street home to many independent businesses, churches, a Hindu temple and a mosque.Near the northwestern end to the south in Mortimer Road off Mill Road is Hughes Hall, one of the University of Cambridge colleges. Behind Hughes Hall is Fenner's, the cricket ground of the University of Cambridge, which has hosted first-class cricket since 1848. To the north is Anglia Ruskin University, formerly Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT).HistoryMill Road was originally a quiet country lane leading to the southeast out of the city of Cambridge, named after the windmill that stood at what is now the corner of Covent Garden. The coming of the railways in the mid-19th century brought about a rapid development of the eastern part of the city after the University of Cambridge repeatedly blocked attempts to build a more central station. The population of the Mill Road area was listed as 252 in 1801, 6,651 in 1831, 11,848 in 1861 and 25,091 in 1891.
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  • Beautiful Street very commercial, full of color and life. In December make its fair that lasts a day where thousands of people gather. That day the restaurantews go out to the street, there are music groups, activities of churches and mosques, it is very unique
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  • Lots and lots of eateries along this busy street - too many to choose from! A plethora of real multicultural opportunities in the heart of Cambridge 
  • Excellent, one of my favourite places in Cambridge, so individual and multicultural with an eclectic mix of shops and places to eat. 
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  • Nice calm place to walk and think. A little unnerving in the evening from the homeless community that gather there. Also occasionally groups of youths on bikes.
  • Underrated place in Cambridge. A calm, peaceful place to walk by or to go to relax. Maintained by the community.
  • Nice place to walk the dog but lots of drunken homless people :|