I disagree with EWS. If you don't think you'd enjoy the course, I think you'd be mad to still go for it. Firstly, you guarantee 3 years of utter hell as you work under high pressure on material that doesn't interest you. Secondly, and as a corollary, you're likely to perform more poorly because you're not as engaged. Whilst you're building a foundation for anything you choose to learn later as part of a job, further study or research, you do want to keep your motivation and being able to take optional courses that interest you to remind you of why you chose to study your subject in the first place is a good way of going about that.
It's also quite possible to cover the basics in a number of fields whilst pursuing greater interest in narrower areas, and I think that the Bachelor's degree is exactly the place to do that. You don't want to discover 3 months into your Master's or a year into your PhD that you aren't terribly interested in [subfield] after all.
UCL is an excellent university. I can't say whether your feelings about the course are misplaced, but if you think you'd have a better time there, go for it.
Oh, linguistics! I'm starting to get really excited about this.
What are your plans after Cambridge? I have already started looking into graduate studies at various universities. The Cambridge MPhil naturally looks alluring, but I don't know if I can justify the expenses incurred (not an EU national).
I didn't want to comment on here before I got my results... but now I know I've definitely got my place, I can say hello to all the other linguistics people I'll be studying with.... so hello *waves*
Well done to those who've got in... I hope you're looking forward to taking a brand new Cambridge course! I'm a current MML'er and I'll be borrowing at least one of the new linguistics papers this year, so I'll be at some of the same lectures.
Well done guys, I'll no doubt see you around next year.