Meet our

City Ambassadors

Say hello to our professional & passionate City Ambassadors, who are available within the City Centre every day of the year to help, advise & guide users around Cambridge.

Make the most of your time in Cambridge

The Ambassadors welcome nearly 60,000 visitors to Cambridge every year, answering queries and giving out free maps. You will normally find them at their stands outside the train station or in Petty Cury street, identifiable by their distinctive bespoke purple blazers, striped ties, smart waistcoats and trilby hats. The Ambassadors represent four nationalities and speak no fewer than 13 languages between them:

English: Welcome to Cambridge
Japanese: ケンブリッジへようこそ
Cantonese Chinese: 歡迎来到劍橋
Hindi: कैम्ब्रिज में आपका स्वागत है
Greek: Καλώς ήλθατε στο Cambridge
Italian: Benvenuto a Cambridge
Spanish: Bienvenido a Cambridge
Urdu: کیمبرج میں خوش آمدید
Punjabi: ਜੀ ਆਇਆ ਨੂੰ। / جی آیاں نُوں
Hungarian: Üdvözöljük a Cambridge-ben
French: Bienvenue à Cambridge
Persian: به کمبریج خوش آمدید
German: Willkommen bei Cambridge



“Imagine a place where you can meet visitors from every corner of the earth! Cambridge is culturally and linguistically probably the most diverse visitor destination in the world. Welcoming and directing this varied pool of visitors makes this job very special, unusual and interesting. I am in love with Cambridge - it’s a magical place to be, a solitary walk along the River Cam is going to melt your heart.’’



“Writing for a living can be glorious and exciting but also mundane and insular. Cambridge is one of those places that inspires and intrigues enough to firmly favour the former but there always comes a time when we must plunge ourselves back into the pool of humanity, at least I think so. What better way to do that than to become a Cambridge Ambassador? The people, the place, the history, and the architecture are all so wonderful that ‘mundane’ is not a word I use much anymore. I still occasionally write about Cambridge but being part of it is even better!"



‘’Moving to Cambridge was an ideal choice for me as the city encompasses everything I find fascinating. I find myself immersed in historical city education and architectural marvel, with beautiful skies, a vibrant river, and peaceful green spaces. It’s phenomenal how relaxed, friendly and curios visitors are when they arrive here. Then there are the various authentic Italian coffee shops, ice cream parlours and eateries that add a little taste of my home country to the Cambridge experience. It’s a truly wonderful place.’’



"Cambridge has something for everyone. My perfect day in Cambridge would start with a stroll around the colleges, a walk along the Backs and a visit to the Fitzwilliam. You might, of course, prefer to see the sights from the relative comfort of a punt or the hop on hop off bus. For me, it is hard to beat a walk along the Cam to Grantchester, which is idyllic in the summer. You can then reward yourself with tea at the famous Orchard Tea Gardens. Why not end the day by taking in a Shakespeare play at one of the colleges or relaxing with a drink on the rooftop terrace at the Varsity hotel? Whatever you do, you are sure to leave Cambridge enriched and rejuvenated, eager to return."