University of Cambridge New Starter Guide

Welcome to Cambridge!

The purpose of this website is to be a point of first call for new arrivals to this beautiful city. Here, you will find top tips on necessities that every Cambridge student needs and where to buy them. Additionally, you can use our ‘for sale and exchange’ section to browse for second hand items offered by locals or to advertise items that you would like to sell yourself. This can include things like bikes, gowns or formal tickets. Finally, we also provide links to other fantastic websites, which are an excellent resource for new arrivals to Cambridge.

Happy browsing and we hope you find what you are looking for!

Must have. But where from?

Click on the pins on the map to discover our favourite shops and what you can buy there. Discover the best places to get necessities such as a bank account, groceries and cutlery. Cambridge also has a wealth of fantastic cafés, pubs and restaurants. We've marked a few of our favourite places - enjoy :)

A bite in the city



For sale and exchange

Would you like to sell, buy or exchange items such as gowns, bikes or formal tickets? You can do it here.

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Helpful resources for new arrivals in Cambridge

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The 31 Cambridge Colleges This website includes information about food, sporting facilities, accommodation and the atmosphere of each College.
Student societies Visit this website for an alphabetical list of all registered clubs and societies at the University of Cambridge.
Buying and selling items Our webiste is a great place to start if you are looking to buy or sell something, however, for a big selection there is no better place than gumtree.
Events in London London is only a 45 min train ride from Cambridge and therefore a very easily accessible daytrip destination. Visit our recommended website to find out about fun events, such as exhibitions, fairs and shows as well as brand new restaurants, pubs and bars.

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