Hotel review: Turing Locke, Eddington, Cambridge

The latest Locke property to open its doors, Turing Locke is located in the heart of the new sustainable neighbourhood of Eddington in Cambridge.

The chain is best known for creating a home away from home with fully fitted kitchens, living rooms and amenities. The interior combines the traditional and the avant-garde, blending mid-century design with modernist flares. You are truly spoilt for choice with 180 stylish apartments, KOTA restaurant, Dutch bar which offers cocktails and sharing plates, a coffee shop, co-working area, gym and a seasonal rooftop terrace. A leafy landscaped courtyard pays homage to the city’s already thriving green spaces. Design studio AvroKO have masterfully used screening elements instead of walls, allowing the line between the outside and the inside to be purposefully blurred. If you’re looking for a city break that’s trendy yet resourceful, look no further…

Turing Locke review

Food & Drink

Renowned for its partnerships with local food and drink specialists you can dine on site at KOTA, sister restaurant of Cambridge’s social dining venue, NOVI. KOTA uses local, independent and environmentally-conscious producers and suppliers to create vibrant dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. If it’s a cocktail you’re after, within the hotel sits Dutch bar serving classic and re-imagined cocktails, and sharing plates such as British cheeses and cured meats to accompany salads, tortillas and tapas-style nibbles.

Hotel highlights

The Turing Locke is functional and has been designed with you in mind. With so much on offer throughout the hotel it’s easy to forget that there’s a world outside – sit among the green spaces created with a conscious emphasis on the environment and sustainability, or  amble up to the rooftop bar to sip on one of their innovative botanical cocktails featuring aromatics, infusions and shrubs all hand-crafted by their team of expert mixologists.

What to do nearby

A 10-minute taxi ride will whisk you into the historic city of Cambridge, known for its outstanding university and impressive history. It’s a classic, quintessentially English city with cobbled streets, beautiful architecture and green spaces. The best and most serene way to see Cambridge? Punting. Soak up your surroundings whilst moseying along the River Cam passing through the very heart of Cambridge. A tour guide will share fascinating insights into the local history along the way.

Visit the Botanic Garden, a must-see for nature lovers, and follow the paths around rock gardens, lakes, waterfalls and glasshouses. With wildlife abundant it really is a place to be at one with nature.

Best for

A friend/family group where you can enjoy a home away from home whilst discovering the historic city of Cambridge

To book Turing Locke (from £120 a night), go to lockeliving.com