Cambridge, UK, United Kingdom
Charlotte, 24
Economics Graduate, Cambridge
see her Cambridge, UK city guide

a bit about Charlotte

What do you do and why do you do it?

I just graduated from Cambridge, studying Economics and now I'm assisting in some economic research, based just south of San Francisco. We're looking at inequality and mobility, using big data techniques. I find it really interesting - the research is directly applicable to current issues, which is so motivating, and at the same time I'm learning to manage huge quantities of data to answer those questions. I miss Cambridge - it's so beautiful and my family and friends are there - but I'm really excited to explore and get to know a new city.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

T-shirt by Shontelle for sure

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I was a late-comer to Peep Show and only got into it fairly recently, but since then I've been watching it non-stop - I definitely see why it ranks so highly with so many people

Who’s your hero and where in Cambridge would you take them out for a serious hang?

I love walking along Mill Road - it's quite a long walk from the centre of town so there'd be plenty of time to hang. There's a good sandwich place, Tradizioni, at the end if you make it that far!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Zara, almost religiously

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Walk to Granchester - it's really beautiful but takes a while

Where can you get the best cocktail in Cambridge? Which one do you like?

Novi is great. There is this one cocktail with rosemary - I can't remember its name but it's really good

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

I've been living in California for almost a month now and I really miss Green & Black's dark chocolate with ginger - the chocolate is so sugary out here!

What are the Cambridge spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The Fitzwilliam; walking along the river by Midsummer Common; Aromi (obviously)

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

It's a cliche but I'd have to say New York. There's so much to do - great art galleries, good food - but if you want somewhere relaxing somewhere quieter may be better!