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EC Cambridge Travel Guide and Activities

Ancient, picturesque and famous for educational excellence, it is impossible not to be amazed at the grandeur of Cambridge. Easy to walk around and with beautiful buildings and parks, this prestigious University city also offers a true taste of traditional England.


The weather in the UK is the topic of many conversations because it is so changeable. it is possible to see sun, rain, wind and clouds all in the same day so it is a good idea to always carry a pair of sunglasses and an umbrella!


Great British Pound (GBP), also known as sterling.

Students can change money and traveller’s cheques at the post office in the city centre. There are several banks on the same street (HSBC, NatWest and RBS) where they can withdraw money from the atm (cashpoint) machines.

Public holidays falling on a weekday

2024 Public holidays on a weekday:
01 Jan, 29 Mar, 01 Apr, 06 May, 27 May, 26 Aug, 25 Dec & 26 Dec

5 things to see
  •    King’s College Chapel
  •    Cambridge University
  •    River Cam
  •    Market Square
  •    Botanic Garden
5 things to do
  •    Punt on the River Cam
  •    Rent a bike
  •    Take a day-trip to  London
  •    Explore the Englis countryside
  •    Relax in a park


Telephone Country Code

International phone cards can be purchased from many of the newsagents in the city centre.


230 V; 50Hz – 3-pin plug

Tap water

Tap water in England is safe unless there’s a sign to the contrary (eg on trains).


The most popular, cheapest and eco-friendly way to get around Cambridge is to cycle. Should students wish to hire or even purchase a bike there are several cycle shops around Cambridge.

Public Transport Info

Useful Information

Driving Age

Legal age for driving is 18.

Alcohol Age

Legal age for drinking in the UK is 18 and many places will ask for identification if you look below the age of 21.

Smoking laws

Smoking in enclosed public places is illegal in the UK.


Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes.

Useful Links

For Visa information please visit our Visa Requirements page

Cost of Living

Coffee/Cappuccino (Starbucks) 


Bottle of water / soda (0.33 litre) 


Fast-Food combo meal 


Meal, inexpensive restaurant 


Fitness club (monthly, 1 adult) 


Public transport (local transport) 

£2.50-£3.50 (one-way)

Public transport (monthly pass)