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, giving out free maps and pointing people towards the Visitor Information Centre for details of local attractions and official tours. 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
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.’’
"My favourite thing about this job is getting to walk around the city and admiring the historical architecture, especially all the small details that are easily missed. My favourite shops are Ark and Laird Hatters and my favourite meal to eat is the soup noodles from the special menu at Bird Thai Noodle Bar on the Market!"
"There are world famous sights and hidden gems in Cambridge. I love finding something that your guide book wouldn't tell you and sharing it with other people. I like the moment people's faces light up with delight. Want to know my favourite places? Come and say hello on your visit! See you soon in Cambridge"
"Greeting people from around the world who visit this vibrant and multicultural city and seeing the smiles on their face is the best moment I experience in my job. From lovely independent shops to nice big shopping malls, shopping in Cambridge is unique and unforgettable."
"I would highly recommend exploring the independent shops & restaurants for an authentic experience. My favourite places to eat locally is the Fitzbillies Café or the Michael’s House Café. Both offer very welcoming and traditional dishes. I'd also recommend visiting one of the 8 museums, my favourite one is the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, which is also a place for activity and social entertainment."
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