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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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  • This street is very interesting and eclectic because you can find everything there: from Indian food, cafes indies e Italians, English typical bars and ethnic restaurants, fast food, clothes second hand, libraries, Chinese businesses, among others. It is a well known at Cambridge Street and if you come from the station train you topas it yourself easily, you can walk down there and then cross the Park Parker´s Piece and already is in the heart of the city and the places most attractive University. I recommend the bar White Swan to go in the evenings, it generates good ambient running, there are also other well interesting small bars to go for a snack and more affordable than in those who are at the heart of Cambridge. It is also rich to drink a good coffee of grain in one of the cafes that are around the area and then go to browse some second hand book. The area is not the typical tourist from Cambridge and has an atmosphere more indie, but that is fairly entertaining, as in one late x you can find with some street art fair or Irish music live that comes from some pub.
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  • Lots of different shops down mill road. Lots of smack heads too. Bit of a run down street been abused by the council. Once a place to go now a place to avoid unless you want a kebab. Many places close...  more »
  • I often visit Mill Road to go shopping or the pub. I would recommend a visit, as there is a lot to see. 
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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 :|