Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam and approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of London. Cambridge is home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209. The university includes King's College Chapel, Cavendish Laboratory, and the Cambridge University Library, one of the largest legal deposit libraries in the world. Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies born out of the university. Cambridge is the home to Runescape developer Jagex and AAA studio Frontier Developments.