IntroductionCambridge is a small but vibrant city with extensive facilities and services to offer those that live and work here. This section is divided into categories - there is easy navigation between the individual pages via the left-hand panel.
The services listed on these pages are local contacts judged to be useful for staff and students of the University and are not advertisements.
Visiting the UniversityThe City of Cambridge is located in the East of England, 50 miles north of London. It is well served by road and rail links, and is within easy distance of the major London airports. You can take an online interactive tour of Cambridge.
Some Cambridge streets have been pedestrianised or are closed to traffic for all or part of the day. Please call the department or college you are visiting for more detailed instructions on how to get there or use the map references (or the map of central Cambridge shown right) for direct links to the University map.
Contact the City Tourism Office for information on wheelchair access and parking for cars with disabled badges.
Further information about Cambridge generally can be found on the Local Area information pages.
Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings.
Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Here a blend of independent shops is mingled with high street brands.
Relax in the many beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Why not catch a student theatrical production, or a show at the Arts Theatre. See live music or comedy at the Corn Exchange.
Stay a few nights as there is definitely too much to see in a day. With a wide variety of accommodation available from a luxurious Cambridge hotel, to a cosy guesthouse or B&B.
Cambridge is easy to reach by road, rail or air. It’s just 20 minutes from London Stansted Airport and 50 minutes by train from central London.